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  • AFNORTH surgeon general team evaluates DSCA medical response capabilities

    Two members of Air Forces Northern’s Surgeon General’s office were watching months of their planning efforts unfold here during an Expeditionary Medical Support confirmation field exercise, April 16-21, as they evaluated the 81st Medical Group’s response to simulated tornado aftermath. Capt. Lee Laughridge, AFNORTH Medical Operations and Training
  • Introducing Dragon Chat: Keesler’s latest take on Wingman Day

    The 81st Training Wing is changing up Wingman Day, April 19, by introducing a new initiative called Dragon Chat. Dragon Chat is a new concept that refocuses the Wingman Day idea on small-group discussions. Despite the change, the goal will still be to enhance the resiliency of individuals, families and communities in an effort to sustain their
  • NASCAR driver visits Keesler

    Harry Gant and Jeff Hammond pose for a photo with the surgical robotics suite staff during a visit at Keesler Medical Center March 30, 2018, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Hammond and Gant spent the day meeting veterans at the Armed Forces Retirement Home and toured various facilities that support veterans on Keesler Air Force Base. Gant
  • Three’s in: Keesler honors Vietnam Veterans

    The Defense Commissary Agency, Army and Air Force Exchange Service and 81st Training Wing leadership celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam Memorial Pinning Day today at The Exchange on Keesler Air Force Base. The event was held to honor Vietnam veterans for their service and pay tribute to their contributions while on active duty between
  • Keesler leadership tours NCBC Gulfport

    U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. James Shambley, Naval Construction Battalion Center facilities engineering and requisition division director, Gulfport, Mississippi, provides a tour of the base’s nearly-completed Naval Branch Health Clinic to U.S. Air Force Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, March 27, 2018, on NCBC Gulfport, Mississippi. Lovette
  • Keesler hops into Easter

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Eck, 2nd Air Force director of staff, and his daughter, Natalie, paints a handprint during Easter in the Park at Marina Park March 24, 2018, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event festivities included a parade, an Easter egg hunt, arts and crafts and informational booths. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st
  • National Medal of Honor Day 2018

    In 1991, Congress passed Public Law 101-564 which designated March 25 of each year as National Medal of Honor Day. The day is dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients and is a time to remember the sacrifices of men and women in uniform who have earned their nation’s highest military honor.   Keesler Air Force Base pays tribute to Medal of Honor
  • Four Keesler Dragons awarded bronze stars

    Four Airmen were awarded bronze stars during a commander’s call March 5 at the Bay Breeze Event Center on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Capt. Edwin Pratt, 81st Training Wing executive officer, Maj. Ramon Riojas, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron general surgeon, Lt. Col. Jack Vilardi, 81st Medical Support Squadron TRICARE Operations and
  • Keesler, surrounding communities strengthen partnership

    The Keesler Air Force Community Partnership program reached another milestone March 7 with the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between Keesler and surrounding Mississippi Gulf Coast community members during its Leadership Committee meeting at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. “Since its creation on May 3, 2016, the AFCP has resulted in over
  • Dragons get techie

    Jana Asplund, Nida Corporation Technical Specialist, talks to Keesler Marine Detachment Marines about products during the 2018 Keesler Technology Expo at the Bay Breeze Event Center Feb. 27, 2018, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The expo was hosted by the 81st Communications Squadron and was free to all Defense Department, government and
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