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  • Army, Air Force, Arctic Anvil 2019

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 815th Airlift Squadron, aka ‘Flying Jennies,’ with the 327th AS, provided airlift and airdrop support for the U.S. Army’s Joint Forces Exercise Arctic Anvil, Oct. 1 to 6, 2019.Arctic Anvil is a joint, multi-national, force-on-force culminating training exercise that is being held at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training
  • Flying Tropical Storm Dorian

    Three WC-103J’s and one C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 403rd Wing departed Keesler Air Force Base Monday for Curaçao to provide weather reconnaissance support for Tropical Storm Dorian.
  • Care in the Air: Active, Reserve exercise enhances medical transit

    The C-130J Super Hercules flight had one reality for the flight crew and a completely different training reality for the military medical professionals in the cargo hold of the same aircraft March 10.The 815th Airlift Squadron flight crew took off from Keesler Air Force Base flew to Lakeland, Florida, then to Pope Army Airfield in Fayetteville,
  • Keesler enriches community partnership through Honorary Commander Induction Ceremony

    Twenty-three civic leaders were inducted into the Honorary Commander program here, Feb. 9, which joins military commanders and Gulf Coast leaders to enrich community partnerships. For the first time, 2nd Air Force, the 403rd Wing and the 81st Training Wing merged their Honorary Commander Program’s induction ceremony. “I’m really excited to be
  • Keesler, Gulf Coast communities celebrate Veterans Day

    Keesler leadership and base personnel participated in the 18th annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day parade celebration in Gulfport, Miss., Nov. 10. "It's an absolute honor to be a part of this parade today, and a part of this community," said Col. Lance Burnett, 81st Training Wing vice commander. "There's not anything we couldn't do at Keesler without
  • Cadets learn about their Pathway to Blue

    Second Air Force held their fourth annual “Pathways to Blue” initiative with more than 280 ROTC cadets representing 15 different colleges and universities here, April 6-7. Throughout the two-day event, ROTC cadets and enlisted personnel traveled through this diverse and inclusive event to better aim themselves to become future Air Force leaders.
  • Tampa civic leaders tour Keesler

    With the threat of thunderstorms looming and the winds getting stronger, civic leaders from Florida arrived on a KC-135 Stratotanker March 29, 2018 from MacDill Air Force Base, in Tampa, Florida traveling with the Air Force Reserve’s 927th Air Refueling Wing.  “Seeing the refueling operation on our way here was something I never expected to see,”
  • Women of Weather: Hurricane Hunters make a difference

    Some little girls might dream about being princesses; but others dream about becoming a Hurricane Hunter and flying into the most powerful storms on earth.    Those goals became reality for Maj. Ashley Lundry, an aerial reconnaissance weather officer, and Maj. Devon Meister, a pilot, both members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron,
  • 81st LRS aids 403rd Wing with deployment

    The 81st Logistics Readiness Squadron enabled approximately 150 403rd Wing Airmen to deploy in support of operations Freedom’s Sentinel and Inherent Resolve early January. “My staff and I were responsible for ensuring personnel and equipment processed quickly and efficiently to meet the needs of the combatant commander,” said Master Sgt. Andrea
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