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  • Renovation workers earn chaplain's praises

    Larcher Chapel is the beneficiary of a talented team of craftsmen and a year-end funding surplus. A $91,000 renovation project is giving new life to the chapel's annex area which houses offices, a fellowship hall and kitchen. Chaplain (Col.) David Cote, 81st Training Wing chaplain, is thrilled with the results of the work which began three weeks
  • Afghan generals visit Keesler training facilities

    Several key communications leaders in the Afghan National Army toured Keesler Friday in order to gain an understanding of key areas for their communications training program. Afghan National Army Maj. Gen. Mehrab Ali, Brig. Gen. Baba Mirza and Col. Said Farooq Yosuf Zai came to Keesler on an information gathering tour to learn about communications
  • Infrastructure demolition moves forward in Oak Park

    Now that all but three houses in Oak Park military housing area have been leveled, infrastructure demolition is under way. D&G contractors are removing water, sewer, electrical and gas systems in the area before the land is graded and the area is seeded, according to Lt. Col. Eddie Richards of the 81st Civil Engineer Squadron's program management
  • HPV vaccine is available at Keesler

    Human papillomavirus vaccine is now available in the Keesler Medical Center immunization clinic. All Tricare beneficiaries are eligible to receive the vaccine. Tech. Sgt. Loretta Scott, noncommissioned officer-in-charge of the clinic, said the vaccine is only recommended for females ages 9-26. Routine vaccination is recommended for all girls ages
  • Family day care homes must be licensed

    People living in base housing who care for children in their homes could be breaking the rules. Air Force Instruction 34-276, which governs day care in on-base quarters, states "any individuals caring for children more than 10 hours a week on a regular basis must get approval." It states that the "installation commander may revoke the housing
  • Laser eye surgery center reopens

    Keesler Medical Center's Warfighter Refractive Surgery Clinic reopened Monday. Surgery is slated to resume at the clinic in May.  The mission-readiness program is available to all active-duty military personnel with nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. Laser vision correction can reduce or even eliminate dependence on corrective
  • New trauma team meets specific needs

    The 81st Training Wing now has a traumatic stress response team that would respond following a potentially traumatic event. It replaces the critical incident stress management team. Unlike the CISM team concept, TSR is specifically tailored to the needs of the unit or individual given the particular potentially traumatic scenario. A potentially
  • Biloxi mayor takes flight on “Spirit of Biloxi”

    Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway took his first flight aboard the recently christened "Spirit of Biloxi," a C-130 cargo aircraft assigned to the 403rd Wing's "Flying Jennies." "It's very nice to be able to go on a trip like this," said Mayor Holloway, who journeyed with a group of 29 other civic leaders to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., as part of the
  • AFSO21 -- Trainers evaluate discharge process to save time, funds

    Maximizing value and minimizing waste ... that's what Air Force Smart Operations 21 is all about. AFSO21 is an Air Force initiative that challenges people to look at ways to accomplish the Air Force mission more effectively and efficiently while maintaining quality and safety standards. The 81st Training Group began its AFSO21 journey Feb. 27