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  • 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
  • MARE Exercise

  • Bush honors Keesler volunteer

    Airman Alan Petz had a very important appointment March 1 -- he was meeting President George Bush. President Bush, who was visiting the Mississippi Gulf Coast and New Orleans for the 14th time since Hurricane Katrina, presented Airman Petz with the President's Volunteer Service Award. Airman Petz, who's assigned to the 81st Medical Operations
  • Mardi Gras

  • 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