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  • Base’s safety record mixed at mid-summer

    As of July 12, Keesler's safety record for the 101 Critical Days of Summer was mixed. One fatality, a reportable mishap, and 33 non-report-able mishaps had been recorded by the safety office in the first 48 days of the period. That's one more fatality than during the entire 101 days of 2006, but nine fewer report-able mishaps and only one-third of
  • Sablich Center reopens in September

    Once changes to fire suppression, electrical, mechanical and furniture requirements are completed, Sablich Center reopen in September. Before Hurricane Katrina struck Keesler 23 months ago, Sablich Center was the heart of Keesler's support activities. Since Katrina, offices and agencies have been scattered at several base locations while damage
  • 'Gastric bypass surgery' resumes at medical center

    A life-changing surgical procedure is again being performed at Keesler Medical Center. Bariatric surgery restarts this month after a hiatus of nearly two years, according to Lt. Col. (Dr.) James Dolan, the 81st Surgical Operations Squadron's chief of general surgery. Better known as "gastric bypass" or "weight-loss surgery", Colonel Dolan last
  • Another step in Katrina recovery Special care nursery open

    Keesler Medical Center opened a special care nursery July 9 as plans continue to return a full neonatal intensive care facility in the future. The temporary two-bed unit is located in the family birthing center. The special care nursery is officially labeled a NICU by Wednesday, according to Maj. (Dr.) Alfonso Vargas, 81st Medical Operations
  • Schools anticipate new year

    Students living in Keesler's military family housing areas attend Biloxi public schools. For school zone questions, call 374-1810, extension 125. School starts Aug. 6, but students not registered by Tuesday can't start until Aug. 7. Late registration packets are picked up through Aug. 3. Aug. 3 is also the date to return packets to schools for
  • Base’s safety record mixed at mid-summer

    As of July 12, Keesler's safety record for the 101 Critical Days of Summer was mixed. One fatality, a reportable mishap, and 33 non-report-able mishaps had been recorded by the safety office in the first 48 days of the period. That's one more fatality than during the entire 101 days of 2006, but nine fewer report-able mishaps and only one-third of
  • July 12 Exercise

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