KEESLER AFB, BILOXI (WLOX) - Friday marked the beginning of the year-long celebration in honor of the 75th anniversary of Keesler Air Force Base.
During a brief speech, the base commander talked about the closeness between the base and the community that has offered it support for those 75 years.
As part of the ceremony, a drill down exercise was held by four Keesler units, and a new logo was unveiled.
The highlight of the day came with a performance by the Air Force honor guard drill team. The crowd, which consisted of military and civilians, was wowed by the performance.
Doug Walker was on the base today. Watch for his story later this evening on WLOX News Now and on WLOX.com.