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  • 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
  • Enlisted aircrew training winds down at Keesler

    Although packers are busy disconnecting and crating equipment, training continues for the last 10 students in the 1A3 airborne mission system specialist course in the 332nd Training Squadron. The last Keesler class graduates Tuesday as part of the transition to the Career Enlisted Aviator Center of Excellence at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. "I
  • Gaude Lanes open again, Mama Gaude attends ceremony

    Gaude Lanes returned to the Keesler's recreational entertainment scene Monday, with improved amenities to enhance the base population's bowling experience. The center closed in May for repairs due to the damages it sustained from Hurricane Katrina. The lanes were replaced due to warped boards underneath the lanes, and new masking units above the
  • Award-winning controller acquired skills at Keesler

    When the Air Traffic Control Association announced its annual air traffic control awards earlier this month, an airmen at Balad Air Base, Iraq's own was acknowledged. Senior Airman Joshua Matias, 332nd Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron air traffic control apprentice, was named the 2006 ATCA Lingiam Odems Memorial Award winner. Airman Matias
  • Lady Dragons come back for first victory of season

    Perhaps taking a cue from the past 15 months, the women's varsity basketball team staged its own "Operation Dragon Comeback" on Nov. 29. With time running out, the Lady Dragons trailed Faulkner State of Mobile, seemingly destined for a fifth straight defeat in a winless season. Enter their version of Keesler's recovery from Hurricane Katrina. "Our