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  • Keesler participates in Mardi Gras festivities

    Col. C. Mike Smith, 81st Training Wing vice commander, drives Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st TRW commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st TRW command chief, as they serve as Grand Marshals during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras Parade, Feb. 24, 2017, Biloxi, Miss. The Keesler AFB Honor Guard and other base personnel also
  • Keesler hosts AAHM luncheon

    Kurt Higgins, 81st Training Group training and evaluation chief, greets retired Chief Master Sgt. James Crowell, NAACP Biloxi branch president, at the annual African-American Heritage Committee Luncheon at the Bay Breeze Event Center Feb. 23, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The theme of African American History Month this year is “The Crisis
  • McBride Commons: Project update

    Ronnie Langford, R and R Food service installer, welds on a kitchen exhaust hood at the McBride Commons Feb. 15, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The McBride Commons renovation project will transition the former base library into a common area for those with base access, which will include a children’s library, computer stations, engraving,
  • Outdoor recreation hosts Polar Bear Regatta

    Keesler personnel and family members steer their kayaks through the Keesler Marina during the Polar Bear Regatta at Marina Park Feb. 18, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler Outdoor Recreation sponsored the event, providing kayaks and paddle boards for use. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
  • Keesler, Biloxi exercise accident response

    Keesler Air Force Base personnel partnered with Biloxi first responders to tackle a major accident and response exercise, Feb. 16, in Biloxi, Mississippi.The exercise tested base and local emergency management organizations on their ability to respond to and recover from an off-base train derailment and chemical spill that affected military,
  • 22nd annual Technology Expo brings crowd

    Johnny Gonzales, StarLine regional sales manager, gives an equipment brief on power monitoring to Keesler personnel during the 22nd annual Technology Expo at the Roberts Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Facility Feb. 14, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The 81st Communications Squadron hosted the free event open to all Defense Department,
  • CDC kids celebrate Arbor Day

    Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st TRW command chief, speak to children from the child development center at an Arbor Day celebration outside of the CDC Feb. 14, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler AFB earned the national Tree City USA honor from the Arbor Day Foundation for its
  • 2nd AF leaders get immersed in AFRC wing

    Standing in front of a two-star general and explaining what your unit does could make anyone’s stomach twist. Members of the 403rd Wing had the opportunity to not only meet a two-star general but also highlight their mission during the 2nd AF immersion tour Jan. 3.   Second Air Force leaders including their commander, Maj. Gen. Robert LaBrutta,
  • Dragons celebrate annual award winners

    Annual award winners pose for a group photo during the 2016 Keesler Annual Awards Ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center Jan. 31, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. During the ceremony base leadership recognized outstanding Airmen and civilians from across the installation for their accomplishments throughout 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • AF Academy recruits local quarterback

    Col. C. Mike Smith, 81st Training Wing vice commander, speaks with Wayne Overman III, St. Martin High School senior and quarterback, during the school’s 2017 National Signing Day Feb. 1, 2017, St. Martin, Miss. Overman signed a letter of intent to attend the Air Force Academy and play football for the Air Force Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by
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