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  • Introducing Dragon Chat: Keesler’s latest take on Wingman Day

    The 81st Training Wing is changing up Wingman Day, April 19, by introducing a new initiative called Dragon Chat. Dragon Chat is a new concept that refocuses the Wingman Day idea on small-group discussions. Despite the change, the goal will still be to enhance the resiliency of individuals, families and communities in an effort to sustain their
  • Keesler hops into Easter

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Eck, 2nd Air Force director of staff, and his daughter, Natalie, paints a handprint during Easter in the Park at Marina Park March 24, 2018, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event festivities included a parade, an Easter egg hunt, arts and crafts and informational booths. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st
  • National Medal of Honor Day 2018

    In 1991, Congress passed Public Law 101-564 which designated March 25 of each year as National Medal of Honor Day. The day is dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients and is a time to remember the sacrifices of men and women in uniform who have earned their nation’s highest military honor.   Keesler Air Force Base pays tribute to Medal of Honor
  • Four Keesler Dragons awarded bronze stars

    Four Airmen were awarded bronze stars during a commander’s call March 5 at the Bay Breeze Event Center on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Capt. Edwin Pratt, 81st Training Wing executive officer, Maj. Ramon Riojas, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron general surgeon, Lt. Col. Jack Vilardi, 81st Medical Support Squadron TRICARE Operations and
  • Keesler, surrounding communities strengthen partnership

    The Keesler Air Force Community Partnership program reached another milestone March 7 with the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between Keesler and surrounding Mississippi Gulf Coast community members during its Leadership Committee meeting at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. “Since its creation on May 3, 2016, the AFCP has resulted in over
  • Dragons get techie

    Jana Asplund, Nida Corporation Technical Specialist, talks to Keesler Marine Detachment Marines about products during the 2018 Keesler Technology Expo at the Bay Breeze Event Center Feb. 27, 2018, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The expo was hosted by the 81st Communications Squadron and was free to all Defense Department, government and
  • Success from a salad bowl

    Strength through diversity. These words are said all throughout the world but what do they really mean to the men and women in the Air Force? Some might say we are a melting pot of people from different backgrounds, races, cultures and religions. During the Keesler 2018 Black History Luncheon, Col. Terrence Adams, Air Mobility Command director of
  • Career field managers convene to improve training at Keesler

    A Career Field Managers Conference and Learning Summit, was held at the Bay Breeze Event Center on Keesler Air Force Base Jan. 29-31. The conference was held for CFMs to engage with 81st Training Group schoolhouse leadership and advance Air Education and Training Command’s redesign of the continuum of learning for each career field taught in the
  • Col. Davis speaks to local business leaders

    Bill Lavers, Harrison County Development Commission executive director, right, speaks with Col. Danny Davis, 81st Mission Support Group commander, middle, and Charles Eastman, Million Air Gulfport-Biloxi general manager, left, during the Mississippi Coast Foreign Trade Zone dinner at The Great Southern Club, Jan. 31, 2018, in Gulfport, Mississippi.
  • Keesler Tax Center has moved, will open for appointments

    The Keesler Tax Office has moved to the first floor of the Sablich Center in room 114 to better serve the Keesler community.   The Keesler Tax Office will open Jan. 29 to provide federal and state income tax return preparation.   The tax center staff provides customer assistance free of charge primarily by appointment, though some walk-ins may be
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