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  • Keesler 75th anniversary wraps-up with gala

    The 81st Training Wing is wrapping-up the yearlong celebration of the installation’s 75th anniversary with a gala Nov. 4 at the Bay Breeze Event Center.The gala, which will have a 1940s-1950s theme, begins at 6 p.m. and includes live entertainment, wine tasting and catering by a variety of local restaurants.“We wanted to find a unique way to
  • Governor visits Keesler

    Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant walks to base operations, Oct. 25, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. During his visit at Keesler, Bryant received a 333rd Training Squadron cyber briefing and a windshield tour of the new entry gate project. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)
  • Local 1st graders visit defenders, firefighters

    Members of the 81st Security Forces Squadron provide a tazing demonstration to Jeff Davis Elementary School first graders during a field trip to the 81st SFS Oct. 28, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The children also toured the Keesler Fire Department where they received a demonstration on the proper wear of firefighter bunker gear and fire
  • Fisher House receives "Patriotic Pony"

    Larry Vetter, 81st Medical Group Keesler Fisher House director; Susan Peterson, Keesler Fisher House Board member, and her husband, retired Lt. Gen. Mike Peterson pose for a photo with a “Patriotic Pony” at the Keesler Fisher House during a dedication ceremony Oct. 24, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Hero’s Rock, a non-profit organization,
  • McBride Commons renovations continue

    Construction hardware sits on a shelf at the McBride Commons Oct. 24, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The renovation project will transform the former base library into a common area housing a children’s library, computer stations, engraving, framing, marketing and print shops and a full kitchen. The nine-month project is expected to be
  • Keesler participates during Fire Prevention Week

    Zoe and Ivy Macias, daughters of Staff Sgt. Cameron Macias, 331st Recruiting Squadron recruiter, Slidell, La., collect gifts during the Fire Prevention Week open house at the Keesler Fire Department Oct. 15, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Throughout the week the Keesler Fire Department conducted fire drills, toured various facilities with
  • Kids get hooked on fishing

    Staff Sgt. Edward Burden, 366th Training Squadron, Detachment 6, structural instructor, Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Miss., and his son, Kaden, cast their bait out into the Biloxi Back Bay during the Kids’ Fishing Rodeo at the marina Oct. 15, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Over 90 participants attended the event where
  • Operation Hero educates children on deployment process

    Ruben Cerda, Jr., son of Ruben Cerda, 81st Force Support Squadron airman and family services flight chief, holds a dog tag during Operation Hero Oct. 15, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event was designed to help children better understand what their parents do when they deploy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)
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