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Keesler Air Force Base - Biloxi, MS

 

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The tornado warning has been cancelled. The gates are now open.

Weather Warning ** Potential for a funnel cloud on or around Keesler AFB. Valid until 5:30 p.m. Seek shelter immediately. The gates are closed due to the weather warning.

Do you like to golf and a little bit of friendly competition? ⛳ Sign up for the Don Wylie Memorial Golf Tournament and help Team Keesler take on the Biloxi Bay Area Chamber of Commerce!

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Thank you Tim Meadows for coming to Keesler!

Just so you know, there's been some changes to AFI 36-2903!

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The Biloxi Air Show is this weekend and Keesler personnel are encouraged to attend and enjoy the show. Please remember that this event is open to everyone and the city of Biloxi expects substantial crowds, especially during the hours of 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. when the actual air show will commence. There will be significant vehicle and pedestrian traffic on Hwy 90, I-110 and the Ocean Springs Bridge. For those traveling in the area please drive safely, pay attention and look out for pedestrians crossing the road. Additionally, there will be no changes to gate hours or operations during the weekend.

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A tornado watch is in effect until 3 p.m. around the Keesler area.

***WEATHER WARNING***
There will be heavy rain equal to or greater than 2 inches valid until 7 p.m. on Keesler. Monitor local news stations for updates for your area. Be safe and avoid flooded areas.

Don't forget to join us for Tim Meadows comedy night tomorrow at the BBEC!

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"We are the eyes and ears of the base," said Master Sgt. DeAnna Beasley, 81st Training Wing command and control operations superintendent. "We have the responsibility of notifying leadership and everybody across the installation of anything that will affect their safety."

Are you a fan of comedy? Tim Meadows is hosting a comedy night at the BBEC on July 14!

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Members of the 81st Medical Operations Squadron received humanitarian medals today at the The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Biloxi, Miss., from the Biloxi Police Department for their support of the train/bus collision incident that occurred off base March 7, 2017. From left to right: Lt. Col. Bruce Callahan, Maj. Margarita Vera, Senior Airman Brock Mauldin, Capt. Tiffany Prochaska, Senior Master Sgt. Brian Johns and Airman 1st Class Jacqueline Salazar (not pictured) were recognized for their efforts to save lives and support on-scene response personnel.

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Some great safety tips here from Dr. Love. Especially the last tip at the end!

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Did you know that the men and women from the Force Support Squadron are also trained to support the recovery effort in the event of a plane crash? Here is a glimpse into this unique but vitally important mission.

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Are you a fan of Tim Meadows? He is coming to Keesler July 14 for a comedy night! Come check it out!

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Congrats to our amazing Legal Office!

Col. Debra Lovette, 81st Training Wing commander, presented the Keesler legal office with the Air Education and Training Command’s Outstanding Large Legal Office award this week.

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Dragons,

This week we celebrate the birth of our great nation 242 years ago...a nation born of courage and vision….a vision of a people unafraid to face the unknown. This endeavor only succeeded with unfathomable persistence through failures and sacrifice...sacrifice worthy of the ideals in the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Each of us owns a part of this commitment and I have the privilege of standing shoulder to shoulder with all of you as we do our part to serve our nation and ideals.

Enjoy some time this week to celebrate this milestone always remembering those who work through holidays and those that are deployed in support of our service and their families.

Make good decisions and stay safe. We need you.

Proud to stand with you,

v/r,
DL

Are you a fan of Shark Tank? Here at Keesler we decided to do something similar.

🇺🇸🇺🇸 It's almost July 4th Team Keesler! 🇺🇸🇺🇸 Check out some of these helpful safety tips from the 81st TRW Safety Office to help make your holiday fun and safe.

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The Keesler Military Personnel Flight Customer Service Office will have new operating hours starting today. Here are their new hours:
~ Mon. - Thurs., 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for walk-ins and appointments
~ Fri., 8 - 11 a.m. for walk-ins only
~ Fri., 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for appointments only (Unless mission essential)
~ Closed for unit training every third Thursday of the month

Are you new to the Gulf Coast and don't know the hurricane season lingo? Check out the Hurricane Season page on the Be Ready website to learn more!

Freedom fest begins at 2 p.m. today!! Come on out and enjoy some good time with friends and loved ones. Remember:

- There will be no parking available inside Marina Park from 2-10 p.m.
- Parking will be available at the Bay Breeze Event Center and Youth Center ball fields.
- Shuttle pick-up will be at both of these locations and will start at 3:45 p.m. and run throughout the duration of the event.

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