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  • 81st SFS welcomes new commander

    Maj. Matthew R. Lowe, incoming 81st Security Forces Squadron commander, received command from Lt. Col. Jonathon M. Murray, outgoing 81st SFS commander, during a change of command ceremony here, May 31. Col. Marcia L. Quigley, 81st Mission Support Group commander, presided over the ceremony. Prior to

  • 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

  • Keep eyes open, report suspicious activity

    The gates of an installation can provide a sense of security; however, individuals should always remain mindful of their surroundings. “It is important for people to remain aware of their surroundings to ensure they safeguard not only themselves, but ensure the safety of their families, the

  • DBIDS farewell to slow gate traffic

    Personnel at the 81st Security Forces Squadron upgraded the technology they use at the gate checkpoints to improve traffic flow and boost security. The Defense Biometrics Identification System, a force protection tool in the form of a handheld ID card scanner, uses barcodes and biometrics to

  • Eyes on target: CATM helps Airmen stay qualified

    Staff Sgt. Joshua Green, 81st Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, instructs a class at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance building March 9, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. During classroom instruction, Airmen receive refresher training on how to properly handle, load, fire and

  • Exercise tests base response to active shooter

    Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, makes a statement during a mock press conference at Wall Studio during Keesler's active shooter exercise Mar. 17, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. An active duty Air Force member simulated opening fire at the hospital in order to test the