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  • Keesler Airmen recognize Air Force birthday

    Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st Training Wing command chief, speaks with 336th Training Squadron Airmen during Keesler’s Air Force birthday celebration in front of Vandenberg Hall Sept. 16, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event included a cake-cutting ceremony, music and food to celebrate the Air Force’s 69th birthday. (U.S. Air
  • Local high school Junior ROTC units participate in Diversity Outreach Day

    Cooper Simmons, St. Martin High School Junior ROTC student, wears a firefighter helmet during the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Diversity Outreach Day at the fuel cell hangar Sept. 16, 2016 on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event consisted of nine Mississippi gulf coast high school Junior ROTC units and science students
  • Airmen run to remember

    Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st TRW command chief, lead Keesler personnel in running the final lap during Keesler’s POW/MIA 24-hour memorial run and vigil at the Crotwell Track Sept. 16, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 400 Keesler personnel participated in the event, to
  • Keesler hosts Diversity Day

    An African figurine sits on display during Diversity Day at the Bay Breeze Event Center Sept. 13, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The cultural celebration included food sampling and information booths about countries around the world and other special emphasis groups. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue/Released)
  • 81st TRG chief retires after 29 years of service

    Chief Master Sgt. Robert Winters, 81st Training Group superintendent, delivers remarks during his retirement ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center Sept. 8, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Winters retired with more than 29 years of military service and served multiple assignments in California, Louisiana, Georgia, Colorado, Korea and the
  • Keesler inducts its newest Senior NCOs

    Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, delivers remarks during the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center Aug. 18, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Thirty-seven enlisted members were recognized and received a commemorative medallion at the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly
  • Zika and you: Staying safe, staying healthy

    The Zika virus has been, and continues to be, a somewhat steady topic of conversation in the news. While it’s important to note the Center for Disease Control reports there have only been a few Zika cases in Mississippi, the current hurricane season means lots of rain – and rain means standing water, which can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
  • Maj. Gen. LaBrutta takes command of 2nd Air Force

    Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta took command of 2nd Air Force during a change of command ceremony at the Levitow Training Support Facility parade field here, Aug. 26, 2016. Outgoing commander, Maj. Gen. Mark Brown, handed off the guidon before heading to his new assignment as Air Education and Training Command vice commander. The ceremony was officiated by
  • McBride Commons begins renovation

    Layton Gipson and Ervin Morgan, Specialty Contractors and Associates, Inc. laborers, take measurements before installing framing at the McBride Commons Aug. 22, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The renovation will include a children’s library, computer stations, engraving, framing, marketing and print shops and a full kitchen. The
  • Command chief retires after 29 years

    Chief Master Sgt. Harry Hutchinson, 81st Training Wing command chief, salutes Brig. Gen. Trent Edwards, Headquarters Air Force Space Command financial management and comptroller director, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., during his retirement ceremony at the Roberts Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Facility Aug. 19, 2016, on Keesler AFB, Miss.
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