Keesler hosts community partnership agreements workshop

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Keesler leaders will host an Air Force Community Partnership Program Agreements Workshop at noon Oct. 24 and 9 a.m. Oct. 25 in the Main Ballroom of Hardy Hall at the University of Southern Mississippi Long Beach campus. 

During the previous Priorities Workshop held Aug. 31 on Keesler Air Force Base, the group prioritized and selected nine initiatives on which to focus community partnership efforts. During the upcoming Agreements Workshop, facilitation teams will work to craft their agreements as well as develop workbooks and checklists toward finalizing the nine initiatives. 

The workshop will begin Oct. 24 from noon to 5 p.m. It will resume Oct. 25 at 9 a.m. and close out with the Leadership Committee out brief at 1 p.m. 

This program is part of a larger Air Force Public-Public, Public-Private initiative to encourage installations and local communities to combine or improve resources or operating processes. Since October 2012, the Air Force’s AFCP program has generated more than 1,000 initiatives and 250 agreements that generated $32 million in Air Force benefits and $24 million in community benefits.

Expected to attend are Mississippi representatives from state and local communities and various civic leaders.           

Media interested in covering the event should RSVP to the 81st Training Wing Public Affairs Office by noon, Monday, Oct. 23, at 228-377-1179 or e-mail