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  • Spouses group awards 8 scholarships

    Scholarships were awarded to seven 2007 high school graduates and a military spouse May 15 by the Keesler Spouses Club at a reception in the Vandenberg Community Center. "Our objective for the scholarship program is to assist as many Keesler-affiliated families as possible in their quest for a higher education," said Tammie Searfass, president,
  • Keesler achieves Pride Day goals throughout base

    Keesler Pride Day held May 11 provided facility managers and residents opportunities to clean up and finish projects throughout the base. "The 81st Civil Engineer Squadron is working hard to clean up our base and manage the grounds consistent with command standards," said Col. Rodney Croslen, 81st Mission Support Group commander. "However, pride of
  • Sheltering for retirees available off-base

    Limited space at Keesler requires military retirees and their family members to seek shelter off-base if a hurricane threatens south Mississippi. "Several years ago, the base was able to provide sheltering on a space-available basis for retirees, but that's no longer the case," said Larry Tabor, 81st Training Wing plans and programs chief.
  • Deployed instructor uses TV to boost morale

    For Staff Sgt. Lance Davis, being a morale booster has been his most rewarding role during his deployment to Afghanistan. Sergeant Davis, who's scheduled to return to the states this week, has been a visual imagery and intrusion detection systems instructor in the 338th Training Squadron for nearly four years. In his second deployment to Bagram
  • Keesler tests hurricane preparedness

    With the June 1 start of the hurricane season just a month away, Keesler took aim at storm preparedness with a week-long exercise.The scenario took the base from the formation of a tropical depression in the Caribbean Sea near Jamaica on May 1 through evacuation and sheltering for Category 4 "Hurricane Michael" at week's end. Such preparations bear
  • Summer heat presents potential health hazards

    The old adage "Play with fire and you might get burned" could well be adapted to "Work or workout in the heat and you might get dead." Working or exercising in the heat can cause heat-induced injuries ranging from cramps, fainting and rashes to life-threatening heat strokes, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in