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  • From tent to new hospital in Iraq Keesler technicians get equipment running

    As medics and volunteers carry wounded American service members and Iraqi civilians to the emergency room, doctors and nurses stand by, ready to treat them. The tools physicians use range from oxygen and suction machines to computed tomography scanners and X-ray machines. Without these machines, the doctors and nurses would find it difficult to
  • E-mail phishers Defense personnel frequent targets

    Defense Finance and Accounting Service and Keesler News staff Department of Defense military and civilian personnel continue to be targeted by e-mail phishing campaigns, according to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. Recent fraudulent e-mails prompt recipients to click a link to update their government travel card account information due
  • Academy cadets introduced to ‘real’ Air Force

    Cadet 2nd Class Ridge Flick got a chance to be a "fly on the wall" during meetings and briefings with senior leaders at 2nd Air Force. Cadet 3rd Class Tyler McBride discovered that the enlisted force is the backbone of the Air Force. Cadet 3rd Class Michael Koslow learned about various officer leadership styles from the noncommissioned officers who
  • Base goes under ORI microscope in 17 more days

    Keesler is about to go under the microscope of an operational readiness inspection for the first time in more than three years. Col. Ward Juedeman, chief of the inspection division of the Air Education and Training Command Inspector General, heads up a team of approximately 85 inspectors that arrives Aug. 19 for a 10-day stay. The team of officers,
  • See why he rides ‘Out-of-box thinking’

    As gas prices soared earlier this year, so did the pain Airman Michael Tyra felt at the pump. Unlike those who only complained, he took action. In May, Airman Tyra pulled out the mountain bike he'd ridden infrequently in the three years he's owned it and pedaled off ... from the Pinehaven housing area to his job in the 333rd Training Squadron on
  • Beneficiary data may be at risk from security practices violation

    A limited amount of Tricare beneficiary data may have been placed at risk through a violation of internal computer security practices at Science Applications International Corporation. The incident occurred when patient data was stored in a manner that didn't meet security specifications for the Department of Defense or SAIC. The information was