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Default Air Force Logo 81st MDG earns Commission on Cancer national accreditation
The Keesler Medical Center cancer program has been granted a Three Year Accreditation with Silver Commendation from the Commission on Cancer, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons.   To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed the CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a
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Keesler Air Force Base Honor Guard members practice flag folding procedures before a funeral ceremony Oct. 26, 2017, at the Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, Mississippi. The mission of the Keesler Air Force Base Honor Guard is to represent the Air Force by providing military honors at the request of families for fallen military members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Suzanna Plotnikov) Honor guard brings new perspective for Airman
Some people see the honor guard when they’re performing their duties; attending funerals, parades, presenting colors and firing their rifles. They may not know what goes on behind the scenes, or what goes on in their minds.For Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Graham, Keesler Air Force Base Honor Guard Delta Flight NCO in charge, honor guard, a year-long
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Members of the 81st Medical Group retrieve actors portraying victims from the scene during an active shooter exercise at the Arnold Medical Annex Sept. 21, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. An active duty Air Force member simulated opening fire at the Arnold Medical Annex and the Larcher Chapel in order to test the base's ability to respond to and recover from a mass casualty event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) 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
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Senior Airman John Rode and Airman 1st Class Arafa Simmons, 81st Operations Support Flight air traffic controllers, look for incoming aircraft in the air traffic control tower Sept. 18, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The air traffic controllers are responsible for approving the taxi, tow, departure and landing of aircraft as well as giving approval for personnel on the ground to access the airfield. The 81st OSF is responsible for all air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Suzanna Plotnikov) 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
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Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Fisher, 81st Training Group superintendent, delivers remarks during the POW/MIA Retreat Ceremony Sept. 15, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The event, hosted by the Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 652, was held to raise awareness and pay tribute to all prisoners of war and military members still missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) AFSA hosts POW/MIA Retreat Ceremony

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