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  • 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
  • Team Keesler and industry set new Air Force standard for telephone service

    With the cutting of a telephone cable Nov. 15, Keesler officials culminated a six-month project to upgrade communications technology and "dialed in" to a new level of disaster preparedness. The date marked the official implementation of the new Voice over the Internet Protocol (VOIP) solution for Keesler Medical Center. When Hurricane Katrina's
  • 45th NCO assists in I-10 rescue

    A noncommissioned officer from the 45th Airlift Squadron assisted in the rescue of a woman from her overturned and submerged club-cab pickup truck on rain-swept I-10 Nov. 15. Tech. Sgt. Eric Bailey was on his morning commute from his home in Gulfport to Keesler when he witnessed the accident. "The truck hydroplaned out of control into the median,
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  • Keesler Medical Center opens 4 renovated operating rooms

    With the late November opening of its renovated operating suite, Keesler Medical Center again will offer a wide range of surgery to eligible beneficiaries. This is a significant step in the medical center's return to pre-Hurricane Katrina operations. According to Lt. Col. Barbara Coppedge, acting 81st Surgical Operations Squadron surgery flight
  • Keesler Marks 65 Years Of Training Warriors

    Even before there was an Air Force, there was a Keesler Field. Monday, Keesler turns 65, making the base more than six years older than the service to which it belongs.In those 6 1/2 decades, Keesler has trained nearly 2.25 million American and foreign military people in a broad range of subjects and disciplines.  June 12, 1941, the original