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  • When the community calls

    With COVID-19 and its delta variant numbers rising, Keesler’s medical personnel were called to deploy in support of Louisiana and its first responders, who were facing challenges to keep up with the physical, mental and emotional demands to care for the growing number of patients.
  • Deploying pride in the mission

    A unit deployment manager is responsible for educating the unit on its expeditionary role, ensuring personnel and equipment are ready to deploy and support contingency operations required by their unit. The 81st Security Forces Squadron takes pride in Staff Sgt. Lane Sanchez, 81st SFS unit deployment manager, who coordinates unit deployments with the Air Expeditionary Force Center, Air Education and Training Command, Security Forces Contingency Branch.
  • Deploying the power of happiness

    A single tear fell from her crystal blue eyes as she embraced her father, wishing him well on his deployment. She may have only been 7 years old, but she knew he was defending her way of life. “I remember how hard it was to say goodbye to my dad when he deployed last year, but I also learned a valuable lesson while he was gone,” said Meddie Tuckey, daughter of Tech. Sgt. Gregory Tuckey, 338th Training Squadron instructor supervisor. “I was inspired to share it with others.”
  • Returning service members recognized at concert

    Country music star Martina McBride performs at the opening night of her Joy of Christmas tour in Biloxi, Miss., Nov. 23, 2018. During her performance, McBride recognized two Keesler Air Force Base military members who had recently returned from deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarah Loicano)
  • 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)
  • 81st LRS aids 403rd Wing with deployment

    The 81st Logistics Readiness Squadron enabled approximately 150 403rd Wing Airmen to deploy in support of operations Freedom’s Sentinel and Inherent Resolve early January. “My staff and I were responsible for ensuring personnel and equipment processed quickly and efficiently to meet the needs of the combatant commander,” said Master Sgt. Andrea
  • Keesler families attend Operation Hero

    Lt. Milton Houseman, Biloxi Police Department Bomb Squad commander, talks about the capabilities of an F6A andros police robot to Keesler families during Operation Hero Oct. 14, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event was designed to help children better understand what their parents do when they deploy. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • A&FRC hosts Operation Hero

    Tech. Sgt. Oscar Rodriguez, 81st Medical Support Squadron command support staff NCO in charge, demonstrates how to apply a bandage to Keesler families during Operation Hero March 18, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The activities at the event were designed to help children better understand what their parents do when they deploy. (U.S. Air
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