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  • Keesler congratulates Chief Master Sergeant selects

    A promotion certificate for Senior Master Sgt. Larry Jackson, 81st Operations Support Flight superintendent, sits on display at the air traffic control tower Dec. 14, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Base leadership visited the work centers of three Keesler senior NCOs to recognize and congratulate them for their selection to join the top 1
  • 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)
  • Deployment exercise tests mission readiness

    Team Keesler tested its ability to maintain mission readiness with a deployment exercise here, Dec. 2-9, 2016. This base-wide exercise simulated a short-notice deployment for its defense chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive reactionary force team. “The 81st Medical Group was tasked to provide medical support in response to a
  • Keesler hosts annual Christmas in the Park

    Colten Parkison, son of U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Parkison, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 builder, Gulfport, Miss., visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus during Keesler’s annual Christmas in the Park celebration at Marina Park Dec. 1, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event, hosted by Outdoor Recreation, included a tree
  • Top Shot competition raises CFC funds

    Staff Sgt. Joshua Green, 81st Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, loads ammo into a magazine during the 81st Security Forces Squadron “Top Shot” competition Dec. 1, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event was held at the indoor firing range to raise funds for the Combined Federal Campaign. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly
  • Keesler leadership serves up Thanksgiving

    Airman Austin Salyers, 336th Training Squadron, receives his holiday meal from Col. Jeannine Ryder, 81st Medical Group commander, at the Azalea Dining Facility, Nov. 24, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. It is tradition at Keesler for commanders, first sergeants and superintendents to serve a Thanksgiving meal at the dining facility to
  • Leadership welcomes newest MTL course students

    Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, delivers welcoming remarks to 81st Training Support Squadron Military Training Leader Course students at Allee Hall Nov. 29, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. This is the second class to attend the schoolhouse’s new four-week course curriculum, which was upped from two weeks and boasts a
  • Dragon Week gets colorful with wing 5k

    The Keesler Air Force Base Honor Guard posts the colors during the singing of the national anthem during an 81st Training Wing color run Nov. 17, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The run was one of several events held throughout Dragon Week, which focuses on resiliency and teambuilding initiatives across the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • 81st MDG participates in Pathways to Possibilities

    Maj. Lewis Christensen, 81st Medical Operations Squadron emergency room nurse and team tactical critical care evacuation team element leader, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., supervises Jasmine Alexander, Hancock Middle School student, on proper procedures when applying a tourniquet as fellow students observe during the Pathways2Possibilities (P2P)
  • Storytellers focus: resiliency, teambuilding

    Airman 1st Class Rayan Paul, 81st Diagnostic and Therapeutics Squadron pharmacy technician, shares his story about overcoming an accident and being resilient during a Storytellers event at the Welch Theater Nov. 16, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event, consisting of three speakers, was one of several events held throughout Dragon Week,
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