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  • Lord praises base's hurricane recovery

    Just over a year has passed since Maj. Gen. William Lord turned over command of the 81st Training Wing for a new position at the Pentagon. In his first return visit to the base Nov. 30, General Lord praised Keesler for its ongoing recovery from Hurricane Katrina and underscored the base's value to the Air Force's training mission. General Lord is
  • Keesler Medical Center Changes Appointment Services

    Appointment services for Keesler Medical Center change Dec. 15. According to 1st Lt. Renee McClennon, 81st Medical Support Squadron TOPA (Tricare Operations Patient Administration) Flight operations officer, appointment services' new days and hours will be Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-6 p.m. (5-6 a.m., active-duty military only). Christmas Eve and New
  • Keesler's top enlisted leader retires today

    Chief Master Sergeant Aliquippa Allen, command chief master sergeant for the 81st Training Wing, retires today with 27 years of military service. As the wing's senior advisor for enlisted matters for the past 27 months, Chief Allen has advised the wing commander on all aspects related to the utilization, training, management and morale of 6,200
  • Leaders: Quality of life still priority

    Airmen can still expect high-caliber quality-of-life programs that take care of them and their families, despite changes within the service, leaders assured recently. "Quality of life continues to be one of our top three priorities," said Lt. Gen. Roger Brady, Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel at the Pentagon. "It's an area
  • Army trains Airmen for 'outside the wire' mission

    Volunteer security forces Airmen from 65 bases completed Army training here Nov. 3, giving them the skills to perform a unique mission in Iraq. Fort Hood provided 182 Air Force security forces members with general and advanced combat skills via Army instruction to prepare them for their new mission. The Airmen came together to form Detachment 7,
  • Keesler spouses conference topics cover deployments to decorating

    A spouses conference Nov. 14 provided a cornucopia of information and ideas from a variety of different sources, from the Keesler commander to a pair of home decorators.Laura Capasso opened the conference by noting it was one day shy of a year since her husband, Brig. Gen. Paul Capasso, took command of the 81st Training Wing. She recalled that in