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  • Team Keesler can take advantage of household hazardous waste collection

    When spring cleaning, don't forget to gather hazardous waste for proper disposal. The base environmental office is gearing up for the semi-annual free household hazardous waste collection day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19 in front of the recycling center, Building 4004, just west of the post office. "It's really important to get the participation of
  • Biloxi bowlers rule

    Gaudé Lanes hosted the Gulf Coast U.S. Bowling Congress Association's Annual mixed doubles handicap tournament March 30-April 1. Ruby Koenig and Eric Rivers, Biloxi, took the top spot and the first prize, bowling a 1,302. A mixture of 86 active-duty and retired military, civil service and coast civilian bowlers made up the 43 teams registered in
  • Change in car decal requirement

    Base decals and expiration stickers are no longer issued Air Force-wide. People may remove and destroy the decals and stickers on their vehicles, according to 81st Security Force Squadron officials. When visiting other bases, obtain passes or decals from that base. For more information, call 377-3844.
  • Medical center review winds up today

    The long-anticipated review of Keesler Medical Center's operations and practices began April 3 and concludes April 5.The 81st Medical Group received official notification from the Joint Commission -- formerly the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations -- early March 27. A six-member team of surveyors from the commission is
  • Keesler launches building project for 1,067 homes

    March 30, Keesler broke ground for the largest military family housing project in Air Force history. The ceremony in Thrower Park launched construction of 1,067 units at a cost of $287.8 million. The first block of houses is scheduled to be completed in January 2008, and the last should be turned over in April 2010.  Hunt Building Co. has partnered
  • 81st TRG Parade

  • Families of deployed members treated to fishing

    Back Bay awoke Saturday to the sounds of parents and children boarding a pair of pontoon boats at the Keesler Marina with fishing gear in hand. The group of almost 30 family members of deployed personnel were split into two different boat crews to begin their adventure on the water. "We had a good crowd," said Ernesto Alvendia, airman and family
  • Joint incentive funds enhance cardiac care for DOD, VA patients

    Keesler Medical Center and the Biloxi Veterans Affairs Medical Center partner to provide care for both Department of Defense and VA beneficiaries through the cardio lab joint incentive fund. According to Lt. Col Richard Rowe, deputy director and chief of federal integration for the Gulf Coast Multi-Service Market Office, the JIF between the VA and
  • Education series available for expectant parents

    A new childbirth education series is now available to first-time parents-to-be at Keesler Medical Center. Capt. Melony Valencia, 81st Inpatient Operations Squadron and a staff nurse in the medical center's new family birthing center, is teaching classes in the six-week-long program. The free classes are held Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the