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  • 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)
  • Leadership attends Tuskegee Airmen Gala

    Col. Leo Lawson Jr., 81st Training Group commander, and his wife, Denise, attend the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. 8th Annual Benefit Gala at the Slavonian Lodge Nov. 4, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. The event, which was held to raise funds for the Col. Lawrence E. Roberts Scholarships Fund, also included a silent auction and dinner. (U.S. Air Force photo
  • Pearl High School wins 4th annual Mississippi All-Services Junior ROTC Drill Competition

    Master Sgt. James Correll, 2nd Air Force military training instructor, judges Cadet Adam Perry, Florence High School Army Junior ROTC, during a personnel inspection at the Fourth Annual Mississippi All-Services Junior ROTC Drill Competition Nov. 4, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. More than 400 Junior ROTC cadets, spectators and
  • Dark Knights win final drill down

    Airman 1st Class Michael Enkouang-Mekanda, 336th Training Squadron regulation drill team drillmaster, requests permission to enter the field of regulation drill competition during the 81st Training Group drill down on the Levitow Training Support Facility drill pad Nov. 3, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Airmen from the 81st TRG
  • Aliens invade Ghouls in the Park

    Keesler personnel attend Ghouls in the Park at Marina Park Oct. 27, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Ghouls in the Park also featured an alien bus, a haunted house, “Trunk or Treat” and games for children of all ages. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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