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  • Honor guard brings new perspective for Airman

    Some people see the honor guard when they’re performing their duties; attending funerals, parades, presenting colors and firing their rifles. They may not know what goes on behind the scenes, or what goes on in their minds.For Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Graham, Keesler Air Force Base Honor Guard Delta Flight NCO in charge, honor guard, a year-long
  • Airmen bring home trophy from HackState

    Three Airmen from the 81st Training Support Squadron here competed in HackState Sept. 23-24 at Mississippi State University and won first place for the best safety hack. Staff Sgts. Christopher Pineda and David Campbell, 81st TRSS interactive media developers, and Staff Sgt. Joseph Hartsfield, 81st TRSS curriculum developer, participated in the
  • Less energy usage for more power

    October is Energy Action Month across the federal government, and for the Air Force, it represents an opportunity to remind Keesler Airmen of the role energy plays in fulfilling the Air Force’s mission.  The Air Force theme this year, “Protect the Power,” calls on Airmen and the larger Air Force community to practice smarter, more efficient energy
  • Weather students brief 3rd AF commander

    Weather students from the 335th Training Squadron had the rare opportunity to provide a weather brief to Lt. Gen. Richard Clark, 3rd Air Force Commander, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, using video teleconference Oct. 12. This was a unique training opportunity as well as a mentorship moment, said Tech. Sgt. Zachary Ferguson, 335th TRS instructor
  • 81st LRS takes action to conserve energy

    Thirteen vehicles from the 81st Logistics Readiness Squadron were selected to have propane kits installed in December 2016, a first for Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.This was part of a year-long study to determine the environmental effects of using propane instead of gasoline in vehicles.Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, and Mountain Warfare
  • Keesler cruises through classic car show

    Jaxon Dean, son of Master Sgt. Charles Dean, 81st Medical Support Squadron information flight chief, and his mother, Jessica Dean, look inside of a 1937 Chevy Cabriolet at The Marina Park during the 14th Annual Cruisin’ Keesler Car Show Sept. 30, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The annual car show is held to kick off Cruisin’ the
  • Active shooter exercise tests base’s response

    Airmen from the 81st Training Wing experienced an active shooter exercise here Sept. 22. The exercise was designed to simulate the chaotic nature of a disgruntled person entering a facility on base and opening fire.  “For the exercise we wanted to test the base’s ability to respond to an active shooter,” said William Mays, 81st Training Wing
  • OSF supports Keesler’s operations, training missions

    When Hurricane Irma was bearing down on the Caribbean, military aircraft in the storm’s path scrambled to escape to a safe haven. Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, answered the call of some of those aircraft, hosting 31 U.S. Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopters, seven HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters and two HC-130J Combat King II aircraft. The 81st
  • Dragon medics host 6th Annual Mammothon

    The 81st Medical Group is scheduled to host its 6th Annual Mammothon Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Keesler Medical Center.The walk-in service event is open to all Defense Department beneficiaries and dependents.“Free raffles will be held for attendees,” said Master Sgt. Victoria Cortez, 81st Diagnostic and Therapeutics Squadron specialty
  • Air Force Gala held at BBEC Sept. 16

    Keesler Air Force Base is scheduled to host the Air Force Gala at 6 p.m. Sept. 16, in the Bay Breeze Event Center in celebration of the Air Force’s 70th birthday. The ticket prices are $28 for club members and $30 for non-club members. “We wanted to bring this event back to the base to support our local Air Force community this year,” said Master
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