Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Keesler in running for award

BILOXI, Miss. - The Texas-based Air Education and Training Command selected Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., as its nominee for the Air Force 2011 Commander-in-Chief's Installation Excellence Award. The winner, chosen in January, will get a $1 million prize and the runner-up $500,000 for quality of life improvements. The base will competed against the nominees from nine other major commands for the Air Force level award. Each finalist base will be visited by an inspection team next year. (Source: Sun Herald, Keesler Air Force Base, 10/17/11) Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the nominee from the Air Force Material Command. (Story)