Updates on Public Health Emergency Order #7
For military members, Pre-Travel and Post Travel assessments are mandatory for all travel outside of the state of Mississippi.
Prohibited locations/activities for military members are:
No public or private meetings/gatherings of more than 25 people.
The wear of cloth face coverings is mandatory in all customer service work centers by all employees and members present in that area.
AFRC Deployment Support, reopens May 18
Welch Theater, reopens May 22
Light House Service, reopens May 22
Outdoor Recreation, reopens May 22
Salon, reopens June 7
Sanitize pen after each use.
Triangle Chapel, reopens June 7
Seating areas will also be marked to support physical distancing
CDC and Youth Center, reopens June 8
Care providers are all screen at shift start and continue to wear masks
Blake Fitness Center, reopens June 8
Airman Leadership School, resumes June 7
Single entry control point with hand sanitizer or hand washing station
Sablich Center JAG, reopens June 9
Sablich (CPTS, MPF, Education Services), reopens June 8
Desks will be wiped down after each testing session
Sablich Center (AFRC, TMO), reopens June 8
LEADS, resumes June 7
Ensure 100% screening at the single entry control point for the first 2 weeks (where members can use hand sanitizer or handwashing)
Reduced Base Sectoring, starts June 7
MSG executes barrier removal to reduce Green Zone to Yellow Zone
4 manned barriers reduced to 3 manned barriers
Move to Yellow Zone expands base access, while continuing to safeguard AiT/Training Mission
Starting June 7, Squadron Commanders can begin recalling OPCRIT badges and AiT memos, except for badges required for triangle access (YELLOW ZONE)
Recalls must be completed NLT June 21 - Badges will go back to Unit Emergency Managers
Triangle Chapel, reopens June 7
•Mask will be required by all who attend services
•No communion will be conducted per Public Health
No physical greetings will be conducted per Public Health
No Offering Plate will be passed (collections on-line)
Meadows Gate, reopens June 9
Home-to-Work Policy, lifted June 7
White Ave and Pass Road Gates
Increased manning during peak hours (0530-0800, 1500-1800)
Dining Facility Dine-In Dinners
All patrons will wear masks except when they are eating. Dining Facility will continue to ensure that all tables/chairs are clean prior to next patron.
One entry/exit point implemented with 100% screening; masks will be required; seating areas arranged to support physical distancing.
The Commissary, BX and Shoppette will return to pre-COVID access for Retirees and Active Duty personnel. The only exception will be Sunday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. which will be for Tech School Airmen only.
Finally, Food Court seating will be at 50% capacity, to include Popeyes and Subway.
Masks are mandatory at all locations.
Main Exchange Hours
Monday - Saturday - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Tech Training Airmen only) 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Main Exchange Curbside pickup
Monday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting April 17
If you have traveled to one of the affected areas, or have come in contact with someone who has COVID-19, AND are exhibiting the above symptoms, contact the Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-874-2273
Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday): 877-978-6453
The Visitor Control Center is still operating under Tier 1 conditions. This means passes will only be issued for official business only.
The 81st Training Wing in conjunction with the 81st Security Forces Squadron is pleased to announce a Non-Official Business Visitor Pass appointment initiative for visitors to Keesler AFB, MS. In an effort to support Airmen resiliency during Covid-19 while continuing to reduce exposure risk, appointments for Non-Official Business Visitor Passes will be restricted to permanent party personnel only, e.g., Bayridge housing residents, permanent party dorm residents, and KAFB lodging/temporary living facility (TLF) residents. For TRG and MDG students, the sponsor’s commander will recommend approval or denial of the base visitor’s pass via the Base Visitors Pass Assessment.
--To schedule a visitor pass appointment please visit the VCC SharePoint: https://cs2.eis.af.mil/sites/10197/VCC/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/SitePages/Home.aspx
--VCC Hours: 0600 - 1630 Monday-Thursday
0600 - 1530 Friday
0900 - 1430 Saturday
--Two appointment slots per hour will be available.
--Sponsors are limited to 5 guests for a maximum period of 30 days and must complete the Base Visitors Pass Assessment.
KAFB Visitor Control Center: (228) 377-3844
Official business passes are defined as: medical/dental appointments, ID card renewal, aiding an elderly/disabled family member at the BX/Commissary, aiding an elderly/disabled family member at a medical/dental appointment, official ceremonies (re-enlistments, promotions, retirements, change of command), legal appointments, home therapy/nursing, childcare in housing, etc.
If you currently have access to Keesler Air Force Base, you will continue to have access under these restrictions.
Active Duty, Retirees, Dependents, Veteran Health ID card holders, VA ID card and those who currently have a valid (and current) visitor pass or are on the MACL, have authorized base access still. Disabled veterans who need assistance will be allowed 1 visitor to help them as needed.
The Triangle Gym was approved to be reopened (with restrictions) for Airmen In Training “Only.”
The 81 TRW/CC approved The Vandenberg to reopen indefinitely starting weekend of 5-7 June. The facility will continue to follow strict Public Health and facility capacity restrictions.
Operating hours: Friday-Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Triangle Postal Support Center
FSS and TRG coordinated for a volunteer to help direct traffic and ensure personnel are aware to check their mailboxes before approaching the window. Mailroom staff is enforcing the delivery slip policy, thus decreasing the amount time spent searching for package and time each person is at the window. Even though this was just implemented last Tuesday (7 July), it has already decreased wait time and increased package output, creating less congestion.
Drive-thru Pharmacy and Drive-up Clinic Updates
Drive-up screening for COVID-19 begins March 23 for Tricare Beneficiaries. Active Duty members please call the Dragon Hotline at 228-376-7132.
The main pharmacy will be closing and shifting all operations to the exchange drive-thru pharmacy starting March 24. For Pharmacy Factsheet, Click Here.
If you need to activate a new prescription click here for steps on how to do so.
Starting on Thursday, 2 April, the Drive Up Covid Clinic (DUCC) will be expanding some of its processes:
Effective Tuesday, 13 October, there will be a change to the hours of operation at the Keesler Medical Center Drive Up COVID Clinic (DUCC). New hours will be 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The DUCC is closed on Sundays.
For Drive-Thru Pharmacy map click here.
For DUCC map click here.
To help combat COVID-19, the Air Force has released information that supplements Department of Defense guidance on the use of cloth face coverings, effective immediately. To the extent practical, without significantly impacting mission, all individuals on Department of the Air Force property, installations and facilities are required to wear cloth face coverings when they cannot maintain six feet of physical distance in public areas or work centers. This guidance applies to Total Force military personnel, DOD civilian employees and contractors, family members and all individuals on DAF property, installations and facilities, and does not apply within a personal residence on a military installation. Read more here.
Commanders are authorized to utilize unit O&M funds to procure cloth face coverings that cover the mouth and nose pursuant to these guidelines.
For the most recent Public Health Order, click here.
Active Duty in need of Power Attorneys/Notaries services walk-in hours are Tues & Thurs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Legal Assistance is by appointment for active duty emergencies and deployments only. Please call for an appointment at 228-376-8601 or 228-376-8741.
At this time we cannot assist dependents or retirees.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, THE LEGAL OFFICE WILL NO LONGER ISSUE VEHICLE TAX EXEMPTION FORMS AND ASK MEMBERS TO GO DIRECTLY TO LOCAL TAX ASSESSOR OFFICE FOR TAX EXEMPTION
Information required by your local tax collector’s office include:
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON REGISTERING VEHICLES IN MISSISSIPPI, YOU MUST CONTACT YOUR LOCAL TAX ASSESSSOR OFFICE AT ONE OF THE OFFICES LISTED BELOW.
QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE VEHICLE TAX EXEMPTION FORM should be directed to:
Biloxi Tax Assessor Office (228) 435-8241
Gulfport Tax Assessor Office (228) 865-4040
Jackson County Tax Assessor Office (228) 872-8178
AAFES and Commissary designated shopping days
The Commissary will return to pre-COVID access for Retirees and Active Duty personnel. The only exception will be Sunday from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. which will be for Tech School Airmen only. The Barber Shop will be opened to Retirees and Veterans.
Food Court seating will be at 50% capacity, to include Popeyes and Subway.
Masks will be still be mandatory at all locations.
Main Exchange Hours
Monday - Saturday - 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Tech Training Airmen only) 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Main Exchange Curbside pickup
Monday - Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting April 17
For COVID-19 frequently asked questions, click here.
MDG Building Access
The Medical Center continues to take all necessary precautions to protect our forces and their families while safeguarding our healthcare mission capabilities during the current global outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19). Out of an abundance of caution and to help maintain the low threat level determined by the CDC for our local region, the Medical Center has instituted additional safety measures.
1. Building Access: These measures include establishing only two entry points for both staff and patients:
Main Hospital Entrance (by main Pharmacy)
Emergency Room Entrance
Each entry point will screen visitors for symptoms of COVID-19 (to include cough, fever, and/or difficulty of breathing) and for persons who came in positive contact or has traveled from affected areas. We ask for your patience as our new operations may cause delays.
2. Visitation Restriction: The Medical Center is taking extra precautions to ensure the continued health and safety of our patients by implementing a visitor restriction process. The restrictions include:
Inpatient Units - No persons under 18 years of age - No persons with colds/fevers/coughs
Outpatient - Only patients with appointments are allowed in clinics – exceptions: persons with special needs and/or receiving surgery.These controlled access measures will allow us to safely screen for COVID-19 while minimizing the risk to others.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the main hospital pharmacy and the satellite pharmacy lobby will be closed to all beneficiaries effective 0800 hours on Tuesday, 24 March 2020. Starting at 0800hrs on Monday 23 March 2020, we have expanded our satellite pharmacy drive-thru operation to facilitate the dropoff, activation, and pickup of prescriptions in place of our normal operations. We feel these measures will minimize overall interactions to hopefully decrease disease transmission potential for not only our beneficiaries and staff but also that of the surrounding community.
-To activate new prescriptions: Call 228-376-0080
Option 1: If prescribed by MDG provider (you normally pick up at Main Pharmacy)
Option 2: For off-base electronic prescriptions
Until further notice the hours of our drive-up pharmacy will remain 0800-1700 Monday through Friday and 0900-1300 Saturday.
Keesler Finance Virtual Operations Changes - Click Here
As of Wednesday, 18 March 2020, and until further notice, the 81st Comptroller Squadron will transition to virtual operations while maintaining all current financial functionalities. To achieve this, we are going to maximize telephone and email for all customer service process.
-Phone and email hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (1 p.m. for CWS Fridays)
-No walk-in hours
-Pre-coordinate with the POCs listed in the document above for all appointments.
Student Finance Office (Levitow)
-Will maintain current ops Monday - Wednesday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-Customer service phone line - 228-377-4132
Financial Management Analysis Flight
-Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
-Continue to work directly with your POC, or channel questions to email@example.com
-Hours of operation Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
-POC - firstname.lastname@example.org 228-376-8189
If you need an encouraging word for the day or want to talk to a Chaplain:
Protestant Faith Community:
Catholic Faith Community:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Community: All events and services canceled until further notice
Fishbowl Student Ministry Center: Access limited to AiT and Chapel Staff only. Masks will be required by all who participate and facility will be cleaned Pre/During/Post event (volunteers will be leveraged to clean facility). Kitchen will remain closed.
Lighthouse Airmen Ministry Center: The Lighthouse Chapel will be open to AiTs and BMT, who will be separated within the sanctuary to avoid comingling. Services will be limited to 100 personnel wearing masks and providing their own Bibles. Offerings will be done electronically. Communion will be provided adhering to strict Public Health procedures. There will be an attempt to live stream services to Fishbowl and Permanent Party dorms. UPDATE: Protestant services will take place at Fishbowl for AiTs and at Lighthouse Chapel for BMT.
Holy Dragon and Hospital Chapel: Grab and go coffee is available and the chapel space is available for individual prayer
The 403rd Wing is having a Unit Training Assembly July 18-19 to provide an opportunity for units and wing members to come in to conduct required training to maintain readiness and prepare for future missions. The July UTA is not mandatory, however, unit members may not telework. Contact unit leadership for additional information.
Please note in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the 81st FSS and 403D FSS have limited customer service in all areas to include Customer Support (DEERS), Force Management and Career Development, Airman & Family Readiness and Force Development/Education and Training offices and are operating by email, phone and appointments only.
For DEERs issues, customers are able to schedule appointments via RAPIDS at the website below, or by calling 376-8347; 376-8357; 376-8344
We will still help members that require pin resets and DD 1172-2’s. Active Duty/Reserve and contractors with emergencies are still being serviced on a case by case basis.
For information regarding the upcoming Unit Training Assembly, please contact your immediate supervisor.
403rd Financial Management
-E-mails and phone calls until further notice.
-Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
-No walk-ins; appointment only.
403D FSS contact info:
SMSgt Blanchard (FSD Superintendent) 377-4408
Ms. DeDeaux (Chief, Wing OJT) 377-6652
SMSgt Brown (MPF Superintendent) – 376-8479
Mrs. DeWitt (PSM) – 377-8448
TSgt Graybeal (Chief, Force Management) 377-2644
TSgt Severe (Chief, Career Development) – 377-2590
SSgt Littlejohn (Career Development Technician) – 376-8581
Ms. Jackson (Director, Airman & Family Readiness) 376-8253
Effective 1 August, the 81st FSS Customer Support section will be scheduling appointments for dependent ID renewals. All sponsors with valid CAC’s (Active Duty, Reserve, Contractor/Civilian members) are required to complete the ID card renewal online. Click the link below for the renewal instructions and application process.
Between 1 August and 21 August, we will be renewing dependent ID’s that expired between January 2020 and May 2020. 24 August through 11 September, we will be renewing dependent ID’s that expired or will be expiring between June 2020 and September 2020. Starting 14 September, we will complete any missed ID’s and begin renewing dependent ID’s expiring October 2020.
If there are any questions or concerns, please speak with a technician by calling 228-376-8347.
Expiring CACs - Remote Rekey Now Available - Users have two options to obtain new certificates prior to CAC expiration:
- For remote rekey instructions please see the AF Portal or https://www.cac.mil/coronavirus
- CAC lock out / PIN reset do not have a remote resolution, users must follow normal process for unlocking
- CACs will not be reissued for sole purposes of changing information printed on the card such as rank or last name changes due to marital status.
The Uniformed Service ID Card (Dependent and Retiree ID Cards) that expired on or after January 1, 2020 will remain valid through September 30, 2020. No action is required for the member. All stakeholders, (i.e., Security Forces, AAFES, and DECA commissaries, Medical) have been made aware of this change and will not to confiscate and/or will accept cards with any 2020 expiration date.
Note: This does not apply to children turning age 21 or 23. Full-time student or secondary dependency will need to be updated if applicable..
- USID will not be reissued for sole purposes of changing information printed on the card such as rank or last name changes due to marital status.
- The minimum age for initial USID card issuance is increased from age 10 to 14.
- Continued use of the Reserve USID card to obtain active duty benefits is authorized for mobilized Reserves (includes ANG) and their eligible dependents.
To view the closures and modified hours listing, click on the link provided. https://www.discoverkeesler.com/
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