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  • 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.
  • Keesler personnel mentor local high school football club

    Keesler personnel take a photo with St. Martin High School senior football players during a leadership seminar Aug. 13, 2016, at Center Pointe Church in Ocean Springs, Miss. The seminar was a collaboration of the St. Martin Gridiron Club and Keesler personnel who demonstrated the value of being better leaders by adopting good attitudes, values,
  • Special Tactics Airmen complete free fall training at Keesler

    Special Tactics Airmen from the 720th Special Tactics Group, Hurlburt Field, Fla., complete a successful parachute landing on the flight line during a free fall training exercise July 28, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Air Force's special operations ground force uses freefall as an infiltration method to access areas where aircraft
  • Keesler recognizes AOY

    Keesler personnel gather at the Bay Breeze Event Center during a recognition ceremony for Tech. Sgt. Cassandra Cruz, 81st Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School instructor, for her selection as one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Aug. 2, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. This award recognizes 12 enlisted personnel for their
  • Common access card pin reset machines available

    Airman Brenda Prudencio, 81st Force Support Squadron customer support technician, resets her common access card pin number with the assistance of Airmen 1st Class Cacinni Young and Jmb Baldonado, 81st FSS customer support technicians, at the Sablich Center Aug. 5, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. CAC pin reset machines have been placed at