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  • Flag Day -- special time to honor 'Old Glory'

    June 14 is Flag Day, a national celebration of the history of the American flag and a time to remember proper etiquette for its display. Flag Day recognizes the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States 230 years ago on June 14, 1777, by the Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia. A resolution was passed
  • Tricare Coming soon: Easier access to information tailored to individual program beneficiaries

    Getting information is going to get easier for the 9.1 million Tricare beneficiaries.Soon they're going to be able to access Tricare information tailored for them through the new My Benefits portal. In addition to simplified navigation, beneficiaries can compare plans, get detailed information on services covered by Tricare and much more.  The
  • Lab earns accreditation

    Keesler Medical Center's pathology and clinical laboratory flight has been awarded accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists. The accreditation is based on the results of an onsite inspection conducted by a team of eight laboratory professionals April 30. The team found zero discrepancies
  • Summer programs give cadets view of ‘real Air Force’

    Cadets from the Air Force Academy and ROTC programs from across the country get an introduction to "the real Air Force" through two programs taking place at Keesler this summer. Operation Air Force Twenty-six academy cadets spend three weeks shadowing Keesler members as part of Operation Air Force. The first group of eight cadets arrived last week
  • Foreign students fill airfield operations class

    It's a first for the 81st Training Group -- a class comprised entirely of foreign students. The nine students in the 334th Training Squadron's four-month airfield operations flight officers course represent six countries -- Azerbaijan, Egypt, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia and South Korea. Four of the officers are Polish. Working toward common
  • Tree conservation on base rewarded with state honor

    Keesler's tree conservation efforts have produced flowers in the form of national recognition for 14 years.  This year, a new blossom has appeared. The base has received the Mississippi Urban Forest Governor's Award, the state's most prestigious forestry award. Ellisville Mayor Tim Waldrup presented George Daniel, 81st Civil Engineer Squadron