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  • Keesler hosts SOMS 2017

    Keesler hosted more than 3,200 athletes, directors, coaches, family members and volunteers spanning over 16 regions across Mississippi for the 31st Annual Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games. Founded in 1968, Special Olympics hosts sporting events around the world for people of all ages with special needs to include more than 700 athletes from Mississippi.
  • Air Force’s first robotic surgery training course established at Keesler

    Keesler Air Force Base surgeons are forging a new path in military medicine by being the first in the Air Force to use one of the most advanced robotic surgery systems available today.  The Keesler Medical Center has acquired two of the newest robotic surgical systems out there, the da Vinci Xi, one for surgeries and the other for surgical
  • Airmen help one another after Louisiana flooding

    “The water started seeping in through the walls. We woke up our son, put on his little boots, and put him up on the table.” Callie Lips, children’s book illustrator, her husband Tech. Sgt. Ricky Lips, 403rd Maintenance Group, and their two-year-old son were one of the 403rd Wing families affected by the flash floods that swept through Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Aug. 12. Tech. Sgt. Lips said that all the roads were closed, so they sheltered across the street with their friends who have a generator. When the power eventually came back on, they went home and went to sleep. They said something woke them up around 5 a.m. and they saw that the water outside was starting to rise, but they let their son sleep until it started seeping in through the doors and down the hall.
  • Cody Hall lab renamed after fallen Airman

    Family and military personnel filled Cody Hall to dedicate its tower lab to Maj. W. David Gray, August 8, here.To commemorate Gray’s service in the Air Force, the 334th Training Squadron held a ribbon cutting to officially reopen the doors to the lab bearing the new name and an exhibit with pictures and awards Gray earned throughout his career.Gray
  • First responders exercise readiness

    The 81st Training Wing, 403rd Wing and outside agencies conducted an anti-hijacking exercise, June 21, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.A 403rd Wing WC-130J Super Hercules played the role of the hijacked aircraft where a crew member took hostages and taxied down the flight line in an attempt to take off. Keesler used the exercise to test and
  • 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
  • MFLC reps offer support, resiliency training

    Military and Family Life Counselors are available at the Keesler Airman and Family Readiness Center for service members and their families. The free services include, but are not limited to: -Deployment/reintegration issues-Marriage and relationship issues-Parenting and family-Communication challenges-Stress and anxiety/depression/grief and
  • 21st Technology Expo returns to Keesler

    The 81st Communications Squadron is hosting the 21st Annual Technology Expo in the Bay Breeze Event Center second floor ballroom Feb. 23, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Technology Expo is for those who are interested in the latest technologies and is free to all Defense Department, government and contractor personnel with base access. “Anyone who is
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