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  • Plans for new event center take shape

    One good thing that's rising from Hurricane Katrina's rubble is a new structure for special functions, dining and recreational activities. The Bay Breeze Event Center combines an officers lounge, enlisted lounge, casual dining, ballroom, recreation rooms and a golf course clubhouse and pro shop under one roof. Construction of the $23.3 million
  • 2 Keesler fighters claim titles at Slugfest III

    Two of three champions crowned at the Feb. 16 Slugfest III in Hangar 4 are Keesler members. John Brown, 81st Mission Support Squadron, knocked out all three of his opponents to claim the heavyweight title.  The 233-pounder stopped Troy Glover, Columbus, in his opening bout.  His semifinal victim was another Keesler member, Jarmin Blanton, 334th
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  • Town hall meeting highlights construction of 1,067 new homes

    New, improved military family housing is on the horizon for Keesler, according to an overview given at a town hall meeting Feb. 6 in Welch Auditorium. Mobilization is under way through March to prepare for the largest military housing construction project in Air Force history -- as many as 1,067 units at a cost of $287.8 million. Housing officials
  • Budget request: Air Force seeks $6.2 billion increase

    In the president's fiscal 2008 budget, Air Force leaders are asking Congress for about $110.7 billion. The Air Force budget request, about $6.2 billion more than it received in FY07, is divided into three primary areas: people, readiness and modernization and recapitalization. About 5 percent of the total budget goes toward infrastructure, said
  • Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters Fly Atlantic Winter Storm

    Monday, Hurricane Hunters flew off toward an impending winter storm expected to dump snow on the northeast United States and eastern seaboard. Better known for their mission of pinpointing tropical storms and hurricanes, the Air Force Reserve 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron also flies winter storms in support of the National Weather Service
  • Commercial sponsors enhance base events

    Since January 2006, Keesler has received more than $200,000 in cash, products and services from Mississippi Gulf Coast businesses that have sponsored various 81st Services Division activities. By taking advantage of the Air Force commercial sponsorship program these businesses have enhanced such events as Child Pride Day, the Easter egg hunt,
  • New Air Force recruiter on the job

    Staff Sgt. T.J. Strycharz is assigned to the Air Force recruiting office, 10241 Boney Ave., Suite E, D'Iberville that covers Biloxi, D'Iberville, North Gulfport, George and Stone Counties. For more information, call Sergeant Strycharz, 228-354-9056, or stop by his office. Information about the Air Force is also available online at
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