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  • Medics expand surgical caseload

    Keesler Medical Center has expanded its surgical caseload to include ophthalmic procedures, according to Lt. Col. Barbara Coppedge, operating room flight commander and acting surgery flight commander. In a recent conference for the surgery staff, Maj. (Dr.) Keith Berry covered the pre-, intra- and post-operative phases of ophthalmic surgical
  • Keesler student's actions help save lives, property

    The actions of an off-duty Airman from the 332nd Training Squadron helped save lives and property in Alabama recently. Airman Tony Morris, a precision measurement equipment laboratory student and native of Moline, Ill., helped control a fire that threatened the lives of nearly 22 people and property estimated at over $1 million in Grand Bay, Ala.,
  • A-76 impact felt by civilians across Keesler

    Keesler's civilian personnel officer Lee Hathorn, a briefer at Monday's A-76 town hall meeting, emphasized that the process "reaches out and touches every employee on base." Mr. Hathorn said a reduction in force is likely to reach outside affected organizations and impact other employees through the bump-and-retreat process, seniority rights and
  • A-76 picks up where it left off before Katrina

    Keesler's A-76 process resumes Thursday with a tentative decision to split base operating support between a government organization and a private contractor. This is where the study left off prior to Hurricane Katrina. A-76 refers to the federal government's procedures for determining if the performance of certain government activities is more
  • KEESLER A-76 PUBLIC REVIEW BEGINS MARCH 1

    After an extensive study by the Air Force, Keesler's A-76 process will resume where it left off prior to Hurricane Katrina. A-76 refers to the federal government's procedures for determining if the performance of certain government activities is more efficient and cost-effective if conducted by the government or private sector contractors. The
  • Plans for new event center take shape

    One good thing that's rising from Hurricane Katrina's rubble is a new structure for special functions, dining and recreational activities. The Bay Breeze Event Center combines an officers lounge, enlisted lounge, casual dining, ballroom, recreation rooms and a golf course clubhouse and pro shop under one roof. Construction of the $23.3 million
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