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  • Town hall meeting highlights construction of 1,067 new homes

    New, improved military family housing is on the horizon for Keesler, according to an overview given at a town hall meeting Feb. 6 in Welch Auditorium. Mobilization is under way through March to prepare for the largest military housing construction project in Air Force history -- as many as 1,067 units at a cost of $287.8 million. Housing officials
  • Budget request: Air Force seeks $6.2 billion increase

    In the president's fiscal 2008 budget, Air Force leaders are asking Congress for about $110.7 billion. The Air Force budget request, about $6.2 billion more than it received in FY07, is divided into three primary areas: people, readiness and modernization and recapitalization. About 5 percent of the total budget goes toward infrastructure, said
  • Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters Fly Atlantic Winter Storm

    Monday, Hurricane Hunters flew off toward an impending winter storm expected to dump snow on the northeast United States and eastern seaboard. Better known for their mission of pinpointing tropical storms and hurricanes, the Air Force Reserve 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron also flies winter storms in support of the National Weather Service
  • Commercial sponsors enhance base events

    Since January 2006, Keesler has received more than $200,000 in cash, products and services from Mississippi Gulf Coast businesses that have sponsored various 81st Services Division activities. By taking advantage of the Air Force commercial sponsorship program these businesses have enhanced such events as Child Pride Day, the Easter egg hunt,
  • New Air Force recruiter on the job

    Staff Sgt. T.J. Strycharz is assigned to the Air Force recruiting office, 10241 Boney Ave., Suite E, D'Iberville that covers Biloxi, D'Iberville, North Gulfport, George and Stone Counties. For more information, call Sergeant Strycharz, 228-354-9056, or stop by his office. Information about the Air Force is also available online at
  • 2nd Air Force issues breathalyzers for test program

    Second Air Force has begun distributing nearly 25,000 individual breathalyzers to five bases for use during a test focused on alcohol abuse education and awareness. The program originated at Air Force Safety and was given to 2nd Air Force because of the large number of students who've recently or soon will reach legal drinking age. The devices are
  • Keesler's Total Economic Impact at $1.3 Billion

    Keesler's total economic impact for Fiscal Year 2006 has been calculated at almost $1.3 billion. The figure was finalized today as base officials completed the annual process of data assimilation and validation."We're proud that Keesler continues to have a significant positive impact on the Mississippi Gulf Coast's economy," said Brig. Gen. Paul F.
  • Budget cuts -- fitness centers feeling crunch

    With three fitness centers, all personal fitness needs should be met, but budget cuts and manpower reductions can create inconvenience. The Dragon Fitness Center's operating hours were shortened to 2 p.m. before the holidays, but recently changed back to its original hours. "Due to all the budget cuts this fiscal year, we lost three full time