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"Effective immediately, Air Force officials have removed the requirement to complete Courses 14 and 15 for all Airmen serving in the active component. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen will have the option to complete their enlisted professional military education through distance learning or in-residence attendance." Click on the link for more information.

👇👇This news is huge. 👇👇

"It isn’t often after 14 years Airmen find themselves starting a new career. However, on Feb. 27, a master sergeant from Keesler learned that he would be doing just that."

Find out what new adventures await this Airman!

There will be a prescribed fire tomorrow, April 25, on Deer Island in Biloxi between 10 - 3 p.m. Please be mindful of potential smoke in the local area.

Let’s give Airman 1st Class Aldair Concepcion from the 81st Aerospace Medicine Squadron a shout-out for being chosen as the Warrior of the Week during this week’s wing staff meeting! As a public health technician, Concepcion certified $8,000 in expired food from the commissary as safe for consumption. This sustenance was donated to a local food pantry that supports over 7,000 needy families. Additionally, he provided crucial support to the Medical Employee Health Program, which enforces the 81st Medical Group’s 1,800 employees to meet OSHA requirements ensuring safe care for over 16,000 monthly patient encounters. As a result of Concepcion's recent accomplishments, he was awarded the 81st Aerospace Medicine Squadron Airman of the Quarter for the first quarter in 2018.

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Congrats to the 81st Force Support Squadron for winning the Airman and Family Readiness Center of the Year award and Mr. Raymond Alexander from the 81st FSS for winning the Civilian Technician Supervisor of the Year for the 2017 Air Force A1 Awards! Keep up the great work providing the best force support for our Airmen and their families!

Are you a fan of Shark Tank? Then you are going to LOVE Dragon Tank! The 81st TRW is looking for your innovative ideas to make our Air Force better. Find out how to get your great idea implemented below.

Keesler will be conducting a routine exercise on Thursday, April 19th. Expect delays at the gate and different services around base.

We have BIG news for you Keesler App fans!

April marks our 1 year anniversary since launching our app and more than 14,000 of you have downloaded it. And what better way to thank you than to add even more features to the app? Check out the video to learn how your old app just got better!

In addtition to the updates, we are also bidding farewell to our Keesler App Hero, "Joe". Take a trip down memory lane as we thank Joe for making sure Keesler was "In the Know!"

Keesler App 2.0

We have BIG news for you Keesler App fans! April marks our 1 year anniversary since launching our app and more than 14,000 of you have downloaded it. And what better way to thank you than to add even more features to the app? Check out the video to learn how your old app just got better! In addtition to the updates, we are also bidding farewell to our Keesler App Hero, "Joe". Take a trip down memory lane as we thank Joe for making sure Keesler was "In the Know!"

Posted by Keesler Air Force Base on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Keesler will be conducting a routine exercise on Thursday, April 19th. Expect delays at the gates and different services on base.

If you haven't heard, we're kind of a big deal...

Keesler is leading the way in innovation and we are just getting started. Check out all of the amazing things our Airmen did last year to get the mission done in Air Education and Training Command.

Keesler AFB Wins AETC Innovation Award

If you haven't heard, we're kind of a big deal...Keesler is leading the way in innovation and we are just getting started. Check out all of the amazing things our Airmen did last year to get the mission done in Air Education and Training Command.

Posted by Keesler Air Force Base on Monday, April 16, 2018

The Keesler Finance Office will be opening at 9 a.m. on April 19th. Please keep this in mind when making appointments for that day.

*Gates Reopened*
White Ave. Gate is now open. All gates have returned to their normal operational hours.

The Air Force Assistance Fund will be hosting a 5K run Friday, April 20, at 6:30 a.m. and all of Team Keesler is invited! AFAF T-shirts will be available for purchase and all proceeds and donations will be sent to the four AFAF charities. We can't wait to see you there!

The Keesler App has been updated. Check out what's new!

The Air Force Assistance Fund will be hosting a 5K run Friday, April 20, at 6:30 a.m. and all of Team Keesler is invited! AFAF T-shirts will be available for purchase and all proceeds and donations will be sent to the four AFAF charities. We can't wait to see you there!

Posted by Keesler Air Force Base on Saturday, April 14, 2018

We have some amazing community partners here at Keesler! The 403d Wing, Air Force Reserve took a few of our civic leaders on a tour of Naval Air Station Key West, Homestead Air Reserve Base and the National Hurricane Center in Florida. We love showing people what makes our United States Air Force so great!

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Come join us for some Crawfish!

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* Spring Break Gate Closures *

White Ave. Gate will close in one hour and will remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, April 16.
Meadows Rd. Gate will open at 6 p.m. and will be under 24 hour operations until 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 16.
Pass Rd Gate will be unaffected. The visitor center will be moved to the Meadows Gate.

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Mental Health is Moving!

The Mental Health Flight (Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Treatment, Family Advocacy Program, Mental Health Clinic) will be transitioning from Arnold Annex into the main hospital April 12-17. ADAPT, FAP and the Mental Health Clinic will resume operations in the hospital, 18 April. During this time, emergency mental health evaluations will be conducted in the Emergency Department. For other urgent issues, please call 228-376-0385.

*Spring Break Gate Closures*

Starting tomorrow, there will be changes to the gate operations for White Ave. and Meadows Rd. Gates due to the influx of traffic and people for Spring Break.

- Meadows Rd. Gate: Will remain open Thursday, April 12 – 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 16.
- White Ave Gate: Closes at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 12 and will remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, April 16.
- Pass Rd. Gate: Will maintain normal hours of operation.
- Visitor Center: Operations will move to Meadows Rd. Gate. Vetting process will remain the same.

Be sure to lock up your homes and vehicles and report any security or safety concerns to our Base Defense Operations Center at 228-377-3040.

To get spring break traffic updates from the city of Biloxi, text SPBK to 888777

All of this information is also available on the Keesler Air Force Base App under "Resources"

Do you know what to do in the event of an active shooter? Just remember: Run. Hide. Fight.

Have an escape route if possible. If not, barricade yourself behind a locked door. As a last resort and only if your life is in imminent danger, try to incapacitate the shooter.

We hope you never have to use these tips, but we should always be prepared.

*Spring Break Gate Closures*

Spring Break 2018 begins Thursday, April 12th and last year, it drew in as many as 70,000 people to the area. With this in mind, our gate operations will change due to the large influx of people coming to the beaches of Biloxi and Gulfport.

- Meadows Rd. Gate: Open from Thursday morning, April 12 through 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 16.

- White Ave Gate: Closes 6 p.m. Thursday, April 12 and will remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, April 16.

- Pass Rd. Gate: Will maintain normal hours of operation.

- Visitor Center: Operations will move to Meadows Rd. Gate. Vetting process will remain the same.

Please remember to keep your vehicles and homes locked and report any security or safety concerns to the Base Defense Operations Center at 228-377-3040.

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Let’s give TSgt Brock Metscher from the 333d Training Squadron a shout-out for being chosen as the Warrior of the Week during the Apr 4th wing staff meeting!

As a cyber warfare operations instructor, Metscher is responsible for training new cyber warriors to support Air Force and joint cyber operations. He’s an inspiring teacher, a proponent for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics education, and a servant leader as the squadron’s booster club president. Our hats are off to this new Tech Sergeant!

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Illustrious Dragons,

More PHENOMENAL news--two more Air Force-level award winners! It gives me great pride to announce our 2017 Air Force Contracting and Command Post Award Winners:

- 1st Lt. Brianna Wilson 81st Training Wing, won: The SSgt. King Outstanding Contingency Contracting Officer Award

- TSgt. Margaret Verica, 334th Training Squadron, won: AF Command Post Instructor of the Year Award

What an amazing accomplishment and congratulations! We are extremely proud and honored to serve on the Dragon Team with you!

- Dragon Lead

Team Keesler,

The Keesler AFB Summer Hire Program is back! Please see the attached flyer. It is the perfect opportunity for the motivated student wanting to earn a competitive wage and gain some invaluable job related experience. Keesler will recruit clerks, laborers and lifeguards this summer. Please have interested individuals go to USAJOBS.GOV and apply.

The following are the basic requirements for the 2018 Summer Hire Program:

Eligibility Requirements:
U.S. citizen or a naturalized U.S. citizen

Non-citizens may be eligible for employment if:
- Permitted by a Federal agency's appropriation act, and
- Eligible to work under U.S. immigration laws
- U.S. citizenship is required for conversion to permanent employment under Pathways Internship Programs

Minimum age 16

Enrollment or acceptance for enrollment as a degree seeking student (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited high school, pursuing GED diploma, home-schooled student (an accredited home-school or a home-school curriculum approved by the State) technical or vocational school, two-year or four-year college or university, graduate, or professional program.

Enrollment must be for at least a half-time course load. The definition of half-time is determined by the school in which the student is enrolled.

Students must maintain good academic standing, at least a 2.0 grade point average, and must submit transcripts to the civilian personnel section intern program coordinator at the end of each semester/quarter to remain in the program.

If you have any questions, please contact the POC, Mr. Darryl Bourne, at (228) 376-8322.

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