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  • A dark night leads to a bright career

    It was a zero illumination night in a Pave Low helicopter above the New Mexico desert when two pilots experienced a malfunction in their flight controls during a training mission. Normally, protocol is to land immediately. Due to the unique circumstances of that night, the flight crew hesitated to do so. “We didn’t know what the area below us
  • National Medal of Honor Day 2018

    In 1991, Congress passed Public Law 101-564 which designated March 25 of each year as National Medal of Honor Day. The day is dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients and is a time to remember the sacrifices of men and women in uniform who have earned their nation’s highest military honor.   Keesler Air Force Base pays tribute to Medal of Honor
  • Descendants visit Wolfe Hall

    Descendants of Lt. Leroy Wolfe visited Keesler Air Force Base March 10 for a special tour of the training facility named in his honor.    Wolfe’s daughter, Jean Wolfe-Zartman, 88, and two of his granddaughters, Barbara Howard and Nancy Hagy, made the trip to Keesler to honor his legacy. Wolfe is known for the numerous contributions he made to
  • AF heritage on display for Women's History Month

    Tech. Sgt. Meshanda Lopez, 81st Training Wing special victims paralegal, and Ruby Bordley, 81st Force Support Squadron work life program technician, view women’s heritage display items at the Bay Breeze Event Center March 1, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The display was set up for viewing to begin Keesler’s celebration of National Women’s
  • Military, local leaders, family celebrate Tuskegee Airman

    Local civic leaders, military members, family and friends attended a bust unveiling ceremony in honor of Col. Lawrence E. Roberts, a Tuskegee Airman, July 13, at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, Gulfport, Miss. Roberts, whose name also adorns the Roberts Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Facility here, served 32 years in the U.S. Army Air
  • Keesler honors namesake with retreat ceremony

    Hundreds of Airmen assigned to Keesler Air Force Base lined Meadows Drive in formation as Keesler leadership, military retirees and local business and civic leaders gathered in front of the 81st Training Wing Headquarters Building during a 75th anniversary Lt. Keesler retreat ceremony May 13. The purpose of the ceremony was to honor the career and
  • Honoring Women: Past, present and future

    Nakisha Hall, 81st Force Support Squadron community readiness specialist, explains what the Airman and Family Readiness Center has to offer to Lt. Col. Elizabeth Aptekar, 335th Training Squadron commander, during the National Women’s History Fair at the Roberts Consolidated Maintenance Facility Mar. 24, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event
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