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  • Wingman Week ends with burger burn

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Pineda, 81st Training Support Squadron interactive media developer, competes in the dragon balance competition during a burger burn April 29, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The burger burn was the final event of Wingman Week in support of Comprehensive Airman Fitness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
  • 403rd Wing hosts first Pilot for a Day

    Jon Bryant “JB” Orso poses for a photo while touring the Keesler Fire Department during the 403rd Wing’s first Pilot for a Day event April 26, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Orso, who served as an honorary Air Force Reserve second lieutenant, is in remission after receiving treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Pilot for a Day is a
  • Airmen test Keesler knowledge with Heritage Hunt

    “Training Group-C” team members run towards their next clue in front of Matero Hall during the Wingman Week Heritage Hunt April 26, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The hunt, consisting of eight teams, was one of many events held throughout the week. The “Training Group-A” team was the winner of the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly
  • Keesler celebrates Child Pride Day

    Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, delivers opening remarks with her daughter, Jacqueline McGowan, during Child Pride Day at marina park April 23, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Keesler families attended the annual event which featured activities, demonstrations and information on programs focused on care of military
  • Wingman Week kicks off with flightline run

    Keesler Airmen render a salute as the national anthem is sung prior to the start of a 5K flightline run April 25, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The run was the kickoff event for a week full of activities supporting Wingman Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
  • “Boots versus Badges” softball game kicks off Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games

    Tyler Bouldin, WLOX reporter and “Boots” team member, pitches a softball to Tony DeRosa, Special Olympics athlete, during the “Boots versus Badges” softball game at the Biloxi Shuckers MGM Park April 21, 2016, Biloxi, Miss. The game was the kickoff event for the 2016 Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games, which will be hosted by Keesler Air
  • Exercise prepares base for real world situations

    Senior Airman Codee Potts, 81st Infrastructure Division firefighter, prepares to use a fire hose during a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive exercise scenario, April 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Force Protection Condition exercise scenario simulated an intruder entering the hazardous waste 90-day accumulation
  • Keesler participates in Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic

    Members of the Keesler Honor Guard post the colors during the signing of the national anthem during the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic closing ceremonies at the Fallen Oak Golf Course April 3, 2016. Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, and Keesler Airmen also participated in the festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly
  • Keesler BOMC 'opens for business'

    The Base Operation Medicine Cell held a ceremonial grand opening at the Keesler Medical Center Sept. 28. The grand opening was held to introduce commanders and staff within the 81st Medical Group to the fully-functioning, operational BOMC – the first of its kind in the Air Force. “We’re looking to revamp Air Force healthcare by removing all
  • 81st Medical Group receives inpatient care recognition

    The 81st Medical Group was recently recognized in the top 10 percent of all eligible hospitals for outstanding customer service and high-quality health care by feedback from the TRICARE Inpatient Satisfaction Survey for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015.More than 8,400 Military Treatment Facility patients completed the TRISS Oct. 1 through Dec.
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