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  • Less energy usage for more power

    October is Energy Action Month across the federal government, and for the Air Force, it represents an opportunity to remind Keesler Airmen of the role energy plays in fulfilling the Air Force’s mission.  The Air Force theme this year, “Protect the Power,” calls on Airmen and the larger Air Force community to practice smarter, more efficient energy
  • Weather students brief 3rd AF commander

    Weather students from the 335th Training Squadron had the rare opportunity to provide a weather brief to Lt. Gen. Richard Clark, 3rd Air Force Commander, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, using video teleconference Oct. 12. This was a unique training opportunity as well as a mentorship moment, said Tech. Sgt. Zachary Ferguson, 335th TRS instructor
  • 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 annual car show is held to kick off Cruisin’ the
  • Dragons recognized at local football game

    Keesler Airmen line the field during a Biloxi High School military appreciation night football game Sept. 29, 2017, Biloxi, Mississippi. Keesler leadership also participated in the coin toss to determine which team would receive the ball first. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
  • Airmen recognized as honorary CPOs

    Four Airmen completed the Navy’s Chief Petty Officers’ 365 Phase II Training Sept. 15 and were accepted into the Chief Petty Officers’ Mess. The training enhances leadership and communication skills with a heavy focus on team-building exercises and physical training. Master Sgt. Joshua Anderson, 81st Training Support Squadron Military Training
  • 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 shooter,” said William Mays, 81st Training Wing
  • 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 two HC-130J Combat King II aircraft. The 81st
  • Keesler issues new drone guidance

    Recently, new guidance was issued for flying drones in Keesler’s airspace. According to the updated guidance, there is a Federal Aviation Administration temporary flight restriction placed over Keesler AFB that prohibits any and all unmanned aircraft system operations over the base even when the airfield is closed, without prior coordination.
  • Say Aah: DS offers day of children’s appointments

    February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! Did you know tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children? Cavities can develop when sugar-containing foods stay in the mouth for a long time. The good news is there are safe and effective preventive measures that can protect your child’s teeth.To raise awareness about the
  • Zika and you: Staying safe, staying healthy

    The Zika virus has been, and continues to be, a somewhat steady topic of conversation in the news. While it’s important to note the Center for Disease Control reports there have only been a few Zika cases in Mississippi, the current hurricane season means lots of rain – and rain means standing water, which can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
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