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  • Physically a prisoner, mentally a warrior

    The soldier woke hours after the crash, dazed, in an out-of-body experience. She saw her own body covered by various parts of a UH-60 Black Hawk. She saw what she believed to be her death.“Wow, I’m dead,” she thought to herself. “I never thought about what it would be like to be dead.”She noticed a flame creeping towards her still body.“I can’t be
  • Keesler recognizes newest Gold Star Family member

    Losing the life of a loved one is a risk service members and their families take every day in the armed forces. The Air Force aims to care for the families of the Airmen who pay the ultimate sacrifice to defend their country.Ashton Belcher, brother of Maj. Arthur R. Belcher’s, received a Gold Star Family ID card including installation access,
  • Keesler celebrates Air Force's 70th Birthday

    Airman Jacquelyn Gucciardi, 81st Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, and Retired Lt. Col. Dick Wilson, participate in a cake cutting ceremony during the U.S. Air Force 70th Birthday Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center Sept. 16, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by the 81st Training Wing and the John C.
  • AFSA hosts POW/MIA Retreat Ceremony

    Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Fisher, 81st Training Group superintendent, delivers remarks during the POW/MIA Retreat Ceremony Sept. 15, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by the Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 652, was held to raise awareness and pay tribute to all prisoners of war and military members still
  • Never forgotten: vigil run honors POW/MIA

    Senior Master Sgt. Linford Smith, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron first sergeant, and Chief Master Sgt. Tommy Belcher, 81st MSGS superintendent, participate in Keesler’s POW/MIA 24-hour memorial run and vigil at the Crotwell Track Sept. 14, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event was held to raise awareness and pay tribute to all
  • Keesler pays tribute to POW/MIA

    Ann Mills-Griffiths, National League of POW/MIA Families Board of Directors Chairman, delivers remarks during a POW/MIA Remembrance Luncheon at the Bay Breeze Event Center Sept. 13, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Mills-Griffiths began her efforts after her brother was listed as MIA on Sept. 21, 1966. The event, hosted by the Air
  • Airmen run to remember

    Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st TRW command chief, lead Keesler personnel in running the final lap during Keesler’s POW/MIA 24-hour memorial run and vigil at the Crotwell Track Sept. 16, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 400 Keesler personnel participated in the event, to
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