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  • Santa spreads Christmas cheer

    Santa visits with children in Bay Ridge housing Dec. 21, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Santa rode in a fire truck as he drove through each housing area to spread Christmas cheer to Airmen and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
  • Arrive alive, don’t drink and drive

    Paul Ahlberg, 81st Medical Operations Squadron certified alcohol drug counselor, speaks to Airmen about alcohol awareness at the 81st Communications Squadron Dec. 19, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. December is impaired driving awareness month. More than 200 people were killed in the state of Mississippi last year in drunk driving
  • Airmen participate in Wreaths Across America

    Col. Leo Lawson, Jr., 81st Training Group commander, lays a wreath as his daughter, Mia, looks on during the Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Biloxi National Cemetery Dec. 16, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Wreaths Across America, a non-profit organization, was formed as an extension of the Arlington Wreath Project. The Arlington Wreath
  • Nightwatch brings tunes to the Coast

    Col. C. Mike Smith, 81st Training Wing vice commander, performs a song with The U.S. Air Force Band of the West, Nightwatch, during the 81st Training Wing staff meeting at Stennis Hall Dec. 13, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. During the two-day visit to Keesler the band performed for Airmen and local residents throughout various
  • Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport celebrates 75 years

    Col. C. Mike Smith, 81st Training Wing vice commander, signs a banner during the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport 75 Year Commemoration Dec. 13, in Gulfport, Mississippi. A historical marker at the entrance of the airport was unveiled by local dignitaries during the event honoring the airport’s ties to the military dating back to 1942. The
  • Airmen and families attend Christmas celebration

    Brant Gilkison, son of Maj. Karin Gilkison, 81st Medical Operations Squadron gastroenterologist, visits with Santa during Keesler’s annual Christmas celebration at the Bay Breeze Event Center Dec. 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by Outdoor Recreation, included cookie and ornament decorating, games and visits with
  • Keesler congratulates newest chiefs

    Keesler’s newest chief master sergeant selects wear mock stripes during a recognition ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center Dec. 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Keesler senior NCOs were recognized for their selection to join the top one percent of the Air Force’s enlisted force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
  • Keesler Airmen educate Gulf Coast youth

    Staff Sgt. Travis Schupp, 81st Operations Support Flight tower watch supervisor, and Maj. Dave Gentile, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron pilot, explains the guidelines for flying drones near Keesler Air Force Base during the Pathways2Possibilities (P2P) event at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center Nov. 15, 2017, in Biloxi,
  • Robotics researchers visit Keesler Clinical Research Lab

    Jon Martin, Intuitive Surgical customer trainer, (center), discusses the DiVinci Xi surgical system at the Clinical Research Lab with Dr. Svyatoslav Guznor, 711th Human Performance Wing Airman systems directorate research psychologist, and Capt. Breanna Raney, 711th HPW Airman systems directorate program manager, Air Force Research Lab,
  • Local elementary school pays tribute to veterans

    Students at Jeff Davis Elementary School sing patriotic songs during a Veterans Day celebration Nov. 10, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. During the event, students also recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Keesler Air Force Base leadership, honor guardsmen and base personnel attended the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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