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  • Pride Week final tuneup for inspection

    Fine-tuning is the focus of Keesler Pride Week, Monday through Aug. 16. The 81st Civil Engineer Squadron heads the final push to prepare the base for the operational readiness inspection, Aug. 19-28. "The idea is for everyone on base to clean up in and around their facilities, work areas, offices and public areas," said 2nd Lt. Phillip Hinson, 81st
  • Want to join?

    All enlisted, officer, civilian and retiree spouses are eligible for membership in the Keesler Spouses Club, which meets the second Tuesday of every month. Anyone interested in joining the group can attend Tuesday's meeting or visit the thrift shop in the former Chapel One adjacent to Sablich Center, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Annual
  • Support, service, scholarships Keesler Spouses Club ready for new year

    Support, service and scholarships -- those three words summarize the purpose of the Keesler Spouses Club as board members make plans and set goals for the upcoming year. "KSC is eager to continue the tradition of service, both to the Keesler community and the Gulf Coast," said president Gretchen Gorline, spouse of Chaplain (Capt.) Jeremy
  • ‘Taps’ brings back memories for security forces member in Iraq

    The somber strain of Taps will always remind Airman 1st Class Charles Tibbs III of his first deployment. He served on the 21-gun salute team at the May 18 memorial service at Balad Air Base, Iraq, for Staff Sgt. John Self. Sergeant Self, 29, a security forces member from Pontotoc, Miss., was killed May 14 by an improvised explosive device while on
  • Project to restore storm-damaged cable winds up this month

    An $8 million project to replace computer and telephone cable damaged by Hurricane Katrina wraps up this month. "This program brings Keesler's communications infrastructure back to where it was prior to the storm," said construction manager Irv Rollman from CH2M Hill, the prime contractor providing design and construction services since June 2006.
  • Medics add 18 to staff during July

    Keesler Medical Center welcomed 18 new providers to its staff last month. The new medics' specialties are podiatry, cardio-thoracic surgery, oncology, radiology, pathology, plastic surgery, pediatric cardiology, rheumatology, nephrology, urology, emergency medicine, refractive surgery, neuro- radiology, internal medicine and chiropractic. In
  • New traffic law applies to Keesler

    A new Mississippi traffic law applies to Keesler personnel and helps keep them safe. "Move Over" went into effect July 1. The law states, "Upon approaching an authorized emergency vehicle, recovery vehicle or highway maintenance vehicle that is both stationary and using flashing lights, the person driving the approaching vehicle, proceeding with
  • Citizenship earns Airman 4 more years in uniform

    Senior Airman Julio Alarcon marked a major milestone July 25 -- he was able to re-enlist for four more years in the Air Force. The 81st Medical Operations Squadron genetics lab administrator technician achieved this goal only after reaching another. May 31, he took the oath to become a U.S. citizen, a requirement for re-enlistment. Originally from
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