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  • Union, contractor file A-76 appeals

    Two appeals were filed with Air Education and Training Command concerning Keesler's tentative A-76 decision before the March 30 expiration of the 30-day public review period. The appeals were announced during a town hall meeting April 12 at Welch Auditorium. The American Federation of Government Employees Local 2670 is appealing the tentative
  • Lab tech earns national honor

    Meleta Hand, a medical laboratory technician with the 81st Medical Operations Squadron, was named the Laboratorian of the Year by the ADVANCE for Medical Laboratory Professionals magazine. Nominees were judged on leadership abilities, making a difference in the workplace, excellent job performance, commitment to ongoing professional development,
  • Aerospace control and warning systems training Specialists guide ‘good-guy’ planes against enemy

    Col. Deborah Van De Ven, 81st Training Group commander, remembers her excitement 34 years ago upon graduating from basic training and learning about her enlisted career field. "When they told me I was going into aerospace control and warning systems, I still had no idea what I'd be doing for the next four years," she admitted. 34 years later Now,
  • Can you hear me now? Audiology clinic back in pre-Katrina site

    The audiology clinic is open and providing both audiology and hearing aid services in the basement of Keesler Medical Center. The clinic was forced out of the basement by Hurricane Katrina.  First, it moved to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Biloxi, and last August, to the first floor of the base facility. According to Capt. David Eisenach,
  • Lightning kills, safety shields

    More than 100 people die each year in the U.S. from lightning, with almost 75 percent of the deaths occurring in the summer. To avoid being hit by lightning during a thunderstorm, the National Weather Service recommends: Follow the "30-30" rule -- take shelter immediately when the flash-to-bang interval (time between lightning and thunder) is less
  • Medics get double dose of good news

    In a word, the 81st Medical Group is "excellent." That's the rating the group received from the Air Force Inspection Agency Health Services inspection team at the formal out brief Friday to the 81st MDG executive staff and Brig. Gen. Paul Capasso, 81st Training Wing commander. Just as significantly, the Joint Commission, a national civilian
  • Team Keesler can take advantage of household hazardous waste collection

    When spring cleaning, don't forget to gather hazardous waste for proper disposal. The base environmental office is gearing up for the semi-annual free household hazardous waste collection day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19 in front of the recycling center, Building 4004, just west of the post office. "It's really important to get the participation of
  • Biloxi bowlers rule

    Gaudé Lanes hosted the Gulf Coast U.S. Bowling Congress Association's Annual mixed doubles handicap tournament March 30-April 1. Ruby Koenig and Eric Rivers, Biloxi, took the top spot and the first prize, bowling a 1,302. A mixture of 86 active-duty and retired military, civil service and coast civilian bowlers made up the 43 teams registered in
  • Change in car decal requirement

    Base decals and expiration stickers are no longer issued Air Force-wide. People may remove and destroy the decals and stickers on their vehicles, according to 81st Security Force Squadron officials. When visiting other bases, obtain passes or decals from that base. For more information, call 377-3844.