Concerned about your health as it relates to COVID-19?
Call the Dragon Health Hotline: 228-376-7132
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
Triangle Chapel, reopens June 7
CDC and Youth Center, reopens June 7
Blake Gym, reopens June 9
Airman Leadership School, resumes June 7
Sablich Center JAG, reopens June 9
Sablich (CPTS, MPF, Education Services), reopens June 8
Sablich Center (AFRC, TMO), reopens June 8
LEADS, resumes June 7
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
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 8
Home-to-Work Policy, scheduled to be lifted June 7
Commissary conduction 100% ID check - No more visitors allowed
The Commissary will now conduct 100% ID checks at the entrance and will revoke the visitor policy. Early bird shopping is now eliminated to allow for store cleaning and re-stocking. For more info, visit their website: https://www.commissaries.com/coronavirus
Reusable bags are not allowed to be used in the Commissary.
On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays the Commissary are limiting the purchase of meat and paper items. (2 per customer)
Designated Shopping Days for Retirees and Tech Training Airmen
- Retirees with OPCRIT badges will be authorized access to the Commissary and BX on Monday through Saturday all day, and Sunday after 3 p.m.
- Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard members and dependents are authorized access to the Commissary and BX Monday through Saturday all day, and Sunday after 3 p.m.
- Commissary and BX will be open to Non-Prior Service Students 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sundays.
Non-OPCRIT Retirees and dependents are still authorized access on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Cloth face coverings will be required to enter the BX and Commissary for all patrons
Main Exchange Hours
Monday - Saturday - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Tech Training Airmen only) 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Active duty)
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 Dragon Health Line at 228-376-7132 or the Nurse Advice Line at 1-800-874-2273
Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday): 877-978-6453
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.
This measure ensures only those with official business on base are being granted access. We still encourage everyone to practice social distancing and avoid traveling if not essential. Help us protect our mission of training and developing premier warfighters for our Nation's defense.
The Triangle Gym was approved to be reopened (with restrictions) for Airmen In Training “Only.”
The 81 TRW/CC approved The Vandenberg to reopen 22-25 May for a 4-day Airmen in Training trial run. The facility opening comes with strict Public Health and facility capacity restrictions. The 81 TRW/CC will consider permanently opening the facility, following the 22-25 May 4-day trial.
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.
Starting on Thursday, 2 April, the Drive Up Covid Clinic (DUCC) will be expanding some of its processes:
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.
Legal assistance for active duty emergencies and deployments only. Please call for an appointment at 228-376-8601 or 228-376-8741.
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
Both the BX and Commissary will be open to all Retirees, their dependents and Veteran Healthcare ID Cardholders all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays only, until further notice.
All active duty and their families are authorized to shop every day, but we do want to encourage you to avoid Tuesday and Thursday to reduce the number of people in these facilities at one time.
Cloth face coverings will be required to enter the BX and Commissary for all patrons.
Main Exchange Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Tech Training Airmen only) 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Active duty)
Main Exchange Curbside pickup
Monday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting April 17
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the Commissary are limiting the purchase of meat and paper items. (2 per customer)
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: Open to non-prior Airmen Students during normal operating hours with updated procedures and expectation
Lighthouse Airmen Ministry Center: Closed until further notice
Holy Dragon and Hospital Chapel: Grab and go coffee is available and the chapel space is available for individual prayer
The 403rd Wing March 28-29 Unit Training Assemble is postponed as part of COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Contact unit leadership to reschedule/excuse or inquire about telework options.
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.
UTA status: The May and June UTA is to be determined.
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.
Operations and Maintenance / Reserve Personnel Authorizations
O & M 377-5032/3393
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
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 August 31, 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 here.
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