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  • Lessons from Katrina Patient care at medical center impacted if another hurricane threatens Keesler

    Lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina have led to significant policy changes at Keesler Medical Center for the 2007 hurricane season. Brig. Gen. James Dougherty, 81st Medical Group commander, stressed during the recent 81st Training Wing commander's call that the medical center is no longer an approved shelter. Patients, dependents and staff won't
  • Post-Katrina repairs on track at Bay Breeze

    Repairs to Keesler's Bay Breeze Golf Course are on schedule, according to Tama Manu, manager. To date, approximately $4.5 million has been allocated to put course back in shape following extensive damage from Hurricane Katrina. "The irrigation system is fully functional, and all the damaged fairways and cart paths have been repaired," Manu said.
  • Tops in Blue on coast July 10

    Tops in Blue, the Air Force's musical and performing ambassadors, presents a free performance, 7 p.m July 10 at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi. This year's theme is "The Fly by Tour -- A Musical Tribute to 60 Years of Proud Air Force History." Doors open to the public at 6:30 p.m. Parking is free. For more information, call Dave
  • African-American committee gives 3 scholarships

    Three recent high school graduates received $1,000 scholarships from the African-American Heritage Committee at the Katrina Kantina Friday. The organization held fund-raisers throughout the year to support the program. Recipients are: Darrius Culpepper, Biloxi High School, plans to attend Auburn University and earn a degree in criminal justice.
  • Back to the future Keesler prepares to train Iraqi air traffic controllers

    Trainers in the 334th Training Squadron are stepping back in time to train Iraq's future air traffic controllers. Air traffic control students at Keesler benefit from sophisticated simulators that bring cutting-edge realism to their training. But with $800,000 price tags, those teaching aids won't be available in Iraq anytime soon. Stepping back in
  • Dockens wins DOD award

    John Dockens, 81st Mission Support Squadron, has earned  Air Education and Training Command's 2007 Outstanding Department of Defense Employee with a Disability Award. Mr. Dockens won the honor by directing the daily operation of two complex local area networks despite being a quadriplegic. He's responsible for more than 20 different types of
  • Spouses group awards 8 scholarships

    Scholarships were awarded to seven 2007 high school graduates and a military spouse May 15 by the Keesler Spouses Club at a reception in the Vandenberg Community Center. "Our objective for the scholarship program is to assist as many Keesler-affiliated families as possible in their quest for a higher education," said Tammie Searfass, president,
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