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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Radiology Oncology seeks accreditation

    The Radiology Oncology Clinic’s leadership is seeking specialized review and accreditation of their physics and dosimetry process and an American College of Radiation Oncology accreditation here.The accreditations will give the clinic staff an opportunity to provide care to more patients.“A few

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,