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  • Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport celebrates 75 years

    Col. C. Mike Smith, 81st Training Wing vice commander, signs a banner during the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport 75 Year Commemoration Dec. 13, in Gulfport, Mississippi. A historical marker at the entrance of the airport was unveiled by local dignitaries during the event honoring the airport’s ties to the military dating back to 1942. The
  • Local elementary school pays tribute to veterans

    Students at Jeff Davis Elementary School sing patriotic songs during a Veterans Day celebration Nov. 10, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. During the event, students also recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Keesler Air Force Base leadership, honor guardsmen and base personnel attended the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
  • Keesler Honor Guard open NBA game

    Keesler Honor Guard members present the colors at a New Orleans Pelicans NBA game at the Smoothie King Center, March 3, 2017, in New Orleans. Each year, the Keesler Honor Guard performs hundreds of ceremonial details across 48,000 square miles and 68 counties in Louisiana and Mississippi, including funerals, retirement ceremonies, changes of
  • 81st Training Group 5K “Toys for Tots” run

    Family members and 81st Training Group leadership pose for a photo with toy donations after a 5K “Toys for Tots” run, Dec. 11, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The 5K run supported the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, which collects and distributes toys in the community. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Andre’ Askew)
  • Gulf Coast community celebrates Veterans Day

    Nearly 5,000 Mississippi and Louisiana residents celebrated Veterans Day by honoring past and present service members during the 16th Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day Parade in D’Iberville, Mississippi, Nov. 12.The spectators showed their support as more than 50 military themed floats and performers passed by including Junior ROTC units, veteran
  • SecAF honors Gulf Coast service members at Salute to the Military

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James attended the 38th Annual Salute to the Military as the keynote speaker to honor service members from across the Mississippi Gulf Coast Oct. 25.James along with Senator Roger Wicker, Congressman Steven Palazzo and Southern Mississippi community leaders gathered to pay tribute to men and women who have and
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