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  • 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
  • Airmen recognized as honorary CPOs

    Four Airmen completed the Navy’s Chief Petty Officers’ 365 Phase II Training Sept. 15 and were accepted into the Chief Petty Officers’ Mess. The training enhances leadership and communication skills with a heavy focus on team-building exercises and physical training. Master Sgt. Joshua Anderson, 81st Training Support Squadron Military Training
  • 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
  • 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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