Keesler honors namesake during retreat ceremony

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Keesler Air Force Base will honor the life and accomplishments of its namesake, Lt. Samuel Keesler Jr., during a 75th Anniversary retreat ceremony, May 10.

Hundreds of Keesler Airmen will line Meadows Dr. at the base flagpole in front of the headquarters building with a crowd of Keesler leadership, staff, invited veterans and local civic leaders attending.

A flag lowering and folding detail will be dressed in WWII period uniforms to symbolize the base’s 75 years in service.

The ceremony will approximately be between 3:45 and 5 p.m. During the ceremony, Taps will also be played over the base public address system.

Media interested in covering this event please contact the Public Affairs office by Thursday, May 12 at (228) 377-2783 or e-mail us at