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  • LaBrutta attends MCMOA, Freedom Ball

    Retired Col. Phyllis Luttman, Mississippi Coast Military Officers Association vice president, presents Maj. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force commander, with a token of appreciation during the MCMOA dinner at the Great Southern Club July 12, 2017, Gulfport, Miss. The dinner was held to familiarize the MCMOA members with the current readiness level
  • 237 street lights upgrading to LED

    The Base Operations Support Contract team started upgrading 237 street lights here June 30, starting with Ploesti Drive.   “The upgraded lights will provide more distribution of light resulting in improved safety, personnel visibility, illumination during fog season, less power consumption and reduced maintenance cost,” said Shah Viresh, Base
  • Keesler Independence Day celebration set for July 1

    The annual Pops in the Park Independence Day fireworks show, open to ID card holders, is scheduled for July 1 from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Marina Park here.The event is a celebration where friends and family can relax, participate in outdoor activities and watch a firework display at the end of the night.Guests can purchase an armband for $2 per
  • Keesler MDG Airmen perform first robotic surgery in AF

    Members of the 81st Surgical Operations Squadron performed the Air Force’s first robotic surgery at the Keesler Medical Center here March 28. Maj. Lauren Buck, 81st MSGS general surgeon, and her surgical team performed a robotic ventral hernia repair. Buck has experience with the da Vinci Si model, but this was a little different because it is a
  • Command Chief for a Day: SSgt Aaron Farrill

    (This interview is Part 2 of an open-ended series featuring members of Team Keesler selected for the Command Chief for a Day program.) Chief Master Sgt. Vegas Clark, 81st Training Wing command chief, creates a program called Command Chief for a Day at Keesler highlighting outstanding enlisted performers from around the 81st TRW. Each Airman
  • Command Chief for a Day: SSgt Eric Dasher

    (This interview is Part 1 of an open-ended series featuring members of Team Keesler selected for the Command Chief for a Day program.) Chief Master Vegas Clark, 81st Training Wing command chief, started a new program called Command Chief for a Day at Keesler highlighting outstanding enlisted performers from around the 81st TRW.  Each Airman
  • SecAF honors Gulf Coast service members at Salute to the Military

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James attended the 38th Annual Salute to the Military as the keynote speaker to honor service members from across the Mississippi Gulf Coast Oct. 25.James along with Senator Roger Wicker, Congressman Steven Palazzo and Southern Mississippi community leaders gathered to pay tribute to men and women who have and
  • Deepwater Horizon actors, director receive red carpet welcome

    Kurt Russell, Kate Hudson, Deepwater Horizon actors, and Peter Berg, Deepwater Horizon director, speak to movie-goers at the Welch Theater before the Deepwater Horizon movie screening Sept. 20, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Before the screening, Russell, Hudson and Berg took a short tour of the 81st Training Wing and 403rd Wing to meet
  • 81st TRG chief retires after 29 years of service

    Chief Master Sgt. Robert Winters, 81st Training Group superintendent, delivers remarks during his retirement ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center Sept. 8, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Winters retired with more than 29 years of military service and served multiple assignments in California, Louisiana, Georgia, Colorado, Korea and the
  • Keesler inducts its newest Senior NCOs

    Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, delivers remarks during the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center Aug. 18, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Thirty-seven enlisted members were recognized and received a commemorative medallion at the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly
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