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  • New direction for religious affairs Airmen

    Faith is a force in which some hold dearly. Practicing religion is not just a privilege of every Airman, but a right. The Chaplain Corps of every unit ensures this royalty is protected in the name of the Air Force.The Chaplain Corps does not just contain officers, but enlisted Airmen also play a crucial part where they are known as religious
  • Keesler renames Sablich Auditorium in honor of George Budz

    Friends, family and members from Keesler Air Force Base gathered inside the Sablich Center Auditorium Oct. 31, for a room dedication ceremony in honor of George Budz. Budz served as the director of business operations at the 81st Contracting Squadron when he passed away Aug. 3, 2018.“I was here when he was our squadron commander, and then our
  • 335th TRS drills down the competition

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Carlos Pajaro Donado, 335th Training Squadron student, practices before the 81st Training Group drill down on the Levitow Training Support Facility drill pad at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Sept. 20, 2019. Airmen from the 81st Training Group competed in a quarterly open ranks inspection, regulation drill
  • Keesler powers up with innovation

    A ceremony was held at the Keesler Air Force Base commissary parking lot August 8, to introduce a solar voltaic power array project with NORESCO United Technologies.Over 490 solar panels are scheduled to be built on the exchange and commissary parking lot to collect energy and provide cover to parked cars from sunlight. The project was initiated by
  • Keesler leadership hosts family housing open house

    Keesler Air Force Base leadership came together at the Bay Breeze Event Center for the Keesler Housing Review Open House from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, Feb. 25.Keesler created the forum to give military members and their spouses a chance to voice their housing concerns and provide possible solutions.“Leadership felt like they needed a venue to be able to
  • Dragons volunteer at Habitat for Humanity

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Donaisha Campbell, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron women’s health technician, sorts lighting equipment at the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Gulfport, Mississippi, June 28, 2018. This was a week-long volunteer event where Airmen helped restock, sort, clean, price and help customers at the store. In addition to the
  • Keesler children participate in Operation Hero

    Keesler children run to their parents during Operation Hero at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 5, 2018. The children were welcomed by their parents as they came “home” from a simulated deployment after receiving a tour of a C-130J Hercules. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Suzie Plotnikov)
  • Robbins empowers Airmen

    Jairek Robbins, performance coach, and Keesler personnel participate in a breathing exercise during a private mentoring session in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 7, 2018. Approximately 100 Keesler members signed up for “The Complete Guide to Activating High Performance” course, a 4-week online training
  • Keesler Medical Center hosts DOD medical leadership

    A Defense Department medical leadership contingent conducted an 81st Medical Group site visit April 27 as the first part of Keesler Medical Center’s transition to the Defense Health Agency. Thomas McCaffery, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, Defense Health Agency director, and Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, Air
  • Keesler Dragons participate in EMEDS exercise

    Air Forces Northern Surgeon General’s office members wrapped up their evaluation of an Expeditionary Medical Support confirmation field exercise here, April 20. Capt. Lee Laughridge, chief, AFNORTH Medical Operations and Training, and Jeff Brandenburg, chief, AFNORTH medical plans and logistics, worked throughout the year with agencies across the Air Force Medical Services enterprise to plan a scenario that exercised actual execution of the tactics, techniques and procedures of EMEDS during a domestic contingency.
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