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  • 2nd Air Force officially activates group

    Second Air Force leaders reserved space in history April 27 by officially activating a unit that's been performing a unique and vital mission for almost a year. Under authority of Air Force headquarters, the 602nd Training Group-Provisional was activated, with Col. Mark McClelland as commander. The 602nd TRG-P unofficially operated as the 2nd
  • George Ohr museum observes Air Force anniversary

    Biloxi's Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art hosts "Remember the Flyboys," an exhibit of original photographs commemorating the Air Force's 60th anniversary, May 24-31, at the museum's temporary location, 1596 Glenn Swetman Dr. An opening reception and program, 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 24, features Martha Stephenson, whose late husband flew a B-24 in Europe and
  • Armed Forces Day luncheon

    Lt. Gen. Michael Peterson, former 81st Training Wing commander, speaks at the Greater New Orleans Armed Forces Day luncheon, noon May 15 at the Hilton Hotel. General Peterson is chief of warfighting integration and chief information officer for the secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon. Wednesday is the deadline to purchase tickets, $35 each
  • Newborn intensive care unit readies for rebirth

    Keesler Medical Center's Newborn Intensive Care Unit reopens July 1 to provide state-of-the-art care for critically-ill newborns.The unit hasn't been available since Hurricane Katrina slammed Keesler Aug. 29, 2005. Maj. (Dr.) Alfonso Vargas, 81st Medical Operations Squadron neonatologist and interim NICU medical director, arrived in February to
  • Modifications delay Sablich Center repairs

    Completion of Hurricane Katrina repairs to Sablich Center has become a moving target. Before the storm, the facility was the heart of Keesler's support activities. Since Katrina, offices and agencies have been scattered at several base locations while damage from storm water intrusion from the roof and windows is repaired. The $6.2 million
  • Medics hone wartime skills at 'Camp Snoopy'

    An simulated explosion greeted the busload of 81st Medical Group medics April 17 as they neared "Camp Snoopy," set up adjacent to the medical readiness warehouse near the child development center. The 26 personnel, all in Air Expeditionary Forces 7 and 8, were taking part in medical unit readiness training to prepare for possible deployment to