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  • Jeff Davis elementary students honor veterans

    Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, introduces her daughter, Jacqueline McGowan, as she demonstrates how to render a salute during a Jeff Davis Elementary School Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 11, 2016, in Biloxi, Miss. During the event, students delivered the Pledge of Allegiance and sang several patriotic songs. The Keesler Honor
  • Better Body. Better Life. classes available

    Nutrition labels, exercise guides and dietary plans sit on display during a Better Body. Better Life. class at the Professional Development Center Nov. 9, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The program is designed to help individuals lose and maintain their weight and enjoy an overall healthy lifestyle. Classes are currently offered each
  • Academic Ace

    Staff Sgt. Garrett Klever, 335th Training Squadron student, reviews personnel apprentice course study material at Wolfe Hall Nov. 8, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Klever graduated with perfect scores throughout the course. After graduation he will return to the 142nd Force Support Squadron, Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. (U.S. Air
  • Keesler celebrates 75 years of history with gala

    Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, participates in a cake cutting ceremony with family members of Lt. Samuel Keesler, Jr., during the installation’s 75th Anniversary Gala at the Bay Breeze Event Center Nov. 4, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The celebration commemorated Keesler’s 75 years of history with historical
  • 81st TRG hosts drill down

    Airman Basic Clayton Quintana, 336th Training Squadron freestyle drill team member, spins a rifle during the 81st Training Group drill down at the Levitow Training Support Facility drill pad Nov. 4, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The quarterly drill down featured an open ranks inspection, regulation drill routine and freestyle drill routine
  • 81st MDG competition tests fitness level

    Chief Master Sgt. Karl Day, 81st Medical Group superintendent, logs the final scores during the 81st MDG Push-up Competition at the Keesler Medical Center Don Wylie Auditorium Nov. 1, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Seven five-person teams competed in the event pushing out a total of 6,272 push-ups. The 81st Dental Squadron was this year’s
  • 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
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