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  • 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
  • Notification of death

    With great regret, the 81st Training Wing commander announces the death of Capt. Paul Henry Barker, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron. Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Barker, previously assigned to the 81st MSGS, 81st TRW, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., should contact the summary court officer, 1st Lt. Keyster
  • 81st TRW leadership welcome newest technical school students

    Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, welcomes non-prior service Airmen to Keesler during their in-processing at the Levitow Training Support Facility July 2, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Base leadership welcomes the new Airmen every Tuesday upon their arrival from enlisted basic military training at Lackland Air Force
  • Military, local leaders, family celebrate Tuskegee Airman

    Local civic leaders, military members, family and friends attended a bust unveiling ceremony in honor of Col. Lawrence E. Roberts, a Tuskegee Airman, July 13, at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, Gulfport, Miss. Roberts, whose name also adorns the Roberts Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Facility here, served 32 years in the U.S. Army Air
  • Air Force Medical Service celebrates 67 years

    The Air Force Medical Service celebrated its 67th anniversary July 1, after being established in 1949. In September 1947, the combat elements of the Army Air Forces separated from the U.S. Army, forming the U.S. Air Force. A few Air force support functions, such as medical care, remained responsibilities of the Army for the next two years. Starting
  • MFLC reps offer support, resiliency training

    Military and Family Life Counselors are available at the Keesler Airman and Family Readiness Center for service members and their families. The free services include, but are not limited to: -Deployment/reintegration issues-Marriage and relationship issues-Parenting and family-Communication challenges-Stress and anxiety/depression/grief and
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