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  • 81st LRS provides support for exercise Neptune Guardian

    The 81st Logistics Readiness Squadron supported a joint exercise, Neptune Guardian, with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard, April 6-11.In early March the sister services reached out to the 81st LRS to provide them with ground and air transportation support, a request the 81st LRS had no problem completing.“We have a group of highly motivated and
  • 81st TRG installs commercial Wi-Fi

    Keesler is one of two Air Education and Training Command bases installing commercial Wi-Fi in its training group, Dec. 3 – Jan. 18. The installation is part of an initiative to expand resources the students, instructors and training managers can use for their courses. “One of the things the training groups and squadrons have a problem with is
  • How to become an e-donor

    Keesler Air Force Base has one of the three Blood Donor Centers in the Air Force and is re-launching its online appointment scheduler known as eDonor.The Keesler Blood Donor Center is part of the Armed Services Blood Program, which serves as the sole provider of blood for the U.S. military, and collects and processes blood products for service
  • Keesler weather school partners with NWS

    National Weather Service representatives came to the Weather Training Complex here, Nov. 2, to present their SkyWarn program for the first time. The program teaches the basics of thunderstorm development, fundamentals of storm structure, identifying severe weather, what information to report, how to report information and basic severe weather
  • 81st TRG standardizes Airmen development

    The 81st Training Group initiates a test phase on a new program called Airmanship 200 for courses started on Oct. 15.The three-phase program allows instructors to start an Airman’s day by covering topics such as the profession of arms, character, life skills, how to be tactically ready and technically relevant. The goal is to deliver Airmen, who
  • Keesler hosts innovation contest

    Keesler Airmen had the opportunity to present their ideas to the Dragon Tank, an innovation contest held here, June 28. “Dragon tank is a high-profile forum where Airmen can bring their ideas, showcase them and advocate for resources and hopefully get the immediate implementation or the push to bring their ideas to fruition,” said Capt. Carissa
  • Keesler children participate in Operation Hero

    Keesler children run to their parents during Operation Hero at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 5, 2018. The children were welcomed by their parents as they came “home” from a simulated deployment after receiving a tour of a C-130J Hercules. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Suzie Plotnikov)
  • Robbins empowers Airmen

    Jairek Robbins, performance coach, and Keesler personnel participate in a breathing exercise during a private mentoring session in the Bay Breeze Event Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 7, 2018. Approximately 100 Keesler members signed up for “The Complete Guide to Activating High Performance” course, a 4-week online training
  • Keesler Medical Center hosts DOD medical leadership

    A Defense Department medical leadership contingent conducted an 81st Medical Group site visit April 27 as the first part of Keesler Medical Center’s transition to the Defense Health Agency. Thomas McCaffery, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, Defense Health Agency director, and Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, Air
  • 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
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