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  • Deli delights — Commissary improvements total $700,000

    The commissary is expected to open a deli Monday, just one of more than $700,000 in recent enhancements. The commissary has been using the former Keesler Community Center as a temporary store since Hurricane Katrina gutted the previous location. "We've added a new external freezer storage building, a produce storage building, four new freezer
  • Medical center’s cancer program receives national certification

    The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer has awarded its certificate of approval to Keesler Medical Center's Community Hospital Cancer Program. According to Trudy Davis, 81st Medical Operations Squa- dron's laboratory flight, cancer patient care requires a multidisciplinary approach encompassing many medical professionals. "The medical
  • Commander's call Focus: Katrina recovery, ORI, A-76

    Brig. Gen. Paul Capasso believes 2007 is going to be a time of unparalleled growth, opportunities and challenges for Keesler.In two commander's calls last week, the dominant issues for the 81st Training Wing commander were post-Katrina construction progress, the upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection and resumption of the A-76 competitive
  • Human resource office captures AETC award

    The 81st Services Division's human resource office is No. 1 in Air Education and Training Command for the second year in a row. The office claimed the 2007 AETC Service Program Award. The award considers performance for fiscal year 2006.How the office faced the challenges of Hurricane Katrina, the worst natural disaster ever to hit the nation, had
  • Special deliveries Medical center opens new labor, delivery unit

    After almost a year's delay due to Hurricane Katrina, Keesler Medical Center opened its new labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum unit Jan. 8.The last baby was born at the medical center Aug. 29, 2005, during the hurricane. Originally scheduled for completion a year ago, the unit offers beautiful surroundings and state-of-the-art equipment for
  • NSPS goes into effect Sunday

    Sunday, 540 of Keesler's general schedule non-union civilian positions are transferred to the new National Security Personnel System. Keesler has about 1,856 civilian authorizations. NSPS will eventually cover more than 650,000 Department of Defense civilians. For more information, call June Clemenes, 377-9356, or Gary Schafer, 377-4787; visit
  • Keesler is Air Force's first base with inpatient operations squadron

    Keesler's newest squadron stood up Jan. 11 to join the 81st Medical Group's other five units. The 81st Inpatient Operations Squadron joins the 81st Medical Operations, Surgical Operations, Medical Support, Aerospace Medicine and Dental Squadrons as Keesler Medical Center continues to increase patient services since being devastated by Hurricane
  • Keesler Airman supports Ford's state funeral

    Almost 4,000 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members geared up to support the national farewell to former President Gerald Ford. Keesler supported the effort by sending Tech. Sgt. Daniel Neely, 81st Training Wing Public Affairs noncommissioned officer in charge. Sergeant Neely arrived in Palm Desert, Calif., Dec. 28 in response
  • Keesler observes national day of mourning

    In memory of the loss of former President Gerald R. Ford, the President has issued an Executive Order to close Federal offices and excuse all military and civilian Federal employees from duty on 2 Jan 07. Contractors should contact their program managers and supervisors for questions or they can find more information at
  • House becomes home for widow

    With Airmen, other volunteers and friends looking on, Keesler's leadership presented an Air Force widow with the perfect holiday gift Saturday -- a livable home. The combined efforts of Airmen, the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity of Virginia transformed the Biloxi residence of 72-year-old Alice Schuler from a moldy structure damaged during
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