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  • 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
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  • 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
  • Afghan generals visit Keesler training facilities

    Several key communications leaders in the Afghan National Army toured Keesler Friday in order to gain an understanding of key areas for their communications training program. Afghan National Army Maj. Gen. Mehrab Ali, Brig. Gen. Baba Mirza and Col. Said Farooq Yosuf Zai came to Keesler on an information gathering tour to learn about communications
  • Infrastructure demolition moves forward in Oak Park

    Now that all but three houses in Oak Park military housing area have been leveled, infrastructure demolition is under way. D&G contractors are removing water, sewer, electrical and gas systems in the area before the land is graded and the area is seeded, according to Lt. Col. Eddie Richards of the 81st Civil Engineer Squadron's program management
  • HPV vaccine is available at Keesler

    Human papillomavirus vaccine is now available in the Keesler Medical Center immunization clinic. All Tricare beneficiaries are eligible to receive the vaccine. Tech. Sgt. Loretta Scott, noncommissioned officer-in-charge of the clinic, said the vaccine is only recommended for females ages 9-26. Routine vaccination is recommended for all girls ages
  • Family day care homes must be licensed

    People living in base housing who care for children in their homes could be breaking the rules. Air Force Instruction 34-276, which governs day care in on-base quarters, states "any individuals caring for children more than 10 hours a week on a regular basis must get approval." It states that the "installation commander may revoke the housing
  • Laser eye surgery center reopens

    Keesler Medical Center's Warfighter Refractive Surgery Clinic reopened Monday. Surgery is slated to resume at the clinic in May.  The mission-readiness program is available to all active-duty military personnel with nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. Laser vision correction can reduce or even eliminate dependence on corrective
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