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  • Medical center review winds up today

    The long-anticipated review of Keesler Medical Center's operations and practices began April 3 and concludes April 5.The 81st Medical Group received official notification from the Joint Commission -- formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations -- early March 27. A six-member team of surveyors from the commission is
  • Keesler launches building project for 1,067 homes

    March 30, Keesler broke ground for the largest military family housing project in Air Force history. The ceremony in Thrower Park launched construction of 1,067 units at a cost of $287.8 million. The first block of houses is scheduled to be completed in January 2008, and the last should be turned over in April 2010.  Hunt Building Co. has partnered
  • 81st TRG Parade

  • Families of deployed members treated to fishing

    Back Bay awoke Saturday to the sounds of parents and children boarding a pair of pontoon boats at the Keesler Marina with fishing gear in hand. The group of almost 30 family members of deployed personnel were split into two different boat crews to begin their adventure on the water. "We had a good crowd," said Ernesto Alvendia, airman and family
  • Joint incentive funds enhance cardiac care for DOD, VA patients

    Keesler Medical Center and the Biloxi Veterans Affairs Medical Center partner to provide care for both Department of Defense and VA beneficiaries through the cardio lab joint incentive fund. According to Lt. Col Richard Rowe, deputy director and chief of federal integration for the Gulf Coast Multi-Service Market Office, the JIF between the VA and
  • Education series available for expectant parents

    A new childbirth education series is now available to first-time parents-to-be at Keesler Medical Center. Capt. Melony Valencia, 81st Inpatient Operations Squadron and a staff nurse in the medical center's new family birthing center, is teaching classes in the six-week-long program. The free classes are held Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the
  • Commander's award highlights Keesler's Katrina comeback

    Brig. Gen. Paul Capasso, 81st Training Wing commander, and 14 other community leaders were inducted into South Mississippi's Outstanding Community Leaders Class of 2006. Gov. Haley Barbour was the guest speaker and presented awards at Friday's event, sponsored by The Sun Herald and the Journal of South Mississippi Business. "On this coast and
  • Golfing Gazebo

  • Renovation workers earn chaplain's praises

    Larcher Chapel is the beneficiary of a talented team of craftsmen and a year-end funding surplus. A $91,000 renovation project is giving new life to the chapel's annex area which houses offices, a fellowship hall and kitchen. Chaplain (Col.) David Cote, 81st Training Wing chaplain, is thrilled with the results of the work which began three weeks