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  • Memorial Day on the Gulf Coast

    KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Native of Greenwood, Mississippi, 2nd Lt. Samuel Reeves Keesler, Jr., enlisted in the Army Air Service entering World War I.He trained as an aerial observer, gunner and artillery fire controller and provided air support for the U.S. troops. After taking heavy gunfire

  • WW2 veteran remembers a history of virtue at Keesler AFB

    Keesler Air Force Base, formerly known as Keesler Field, has been a training location for the Air Force to produce premier war-fighters since 1941. Keesler is known for being the second-largest technical training location in the Air Force, but during the most crucial times in history, it has also

  • Watch Lt. Col. Dick Cole Memorial live on AETC Facebook page

    On Thursday, April 18 at 3 p.m. (CDT), a memorial service celebrating the honor and valor that defined the life of retired Lt. Col. Richard Cole will be held here.  The final surviving member of the famed Doolittle Tokyo Raiders of World War II, Cole passed away in San Antonio, Texas, last week at

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