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  • Base, USM partnership benefits 1st student

    A recent University of Southern Mississippi graduate is the first student to benefit from a partnership between the Keesler Child Development Center and USM's Department of Child and Family Studies. Before graduating from USM Aug. 3 with a bachelor's degree in child development, Gwendolyn McKinney

  • Base volunteers help build Habitat for Humanity home

    In spite of threatening weather, members of the 81st Surgical Operations Squadron spent Sept. 21 helping construct a Habitat for Humanity home in Gulfport. They were joined by approximately 30 technical training students from the 338th Training Squadron. According to Col. (Dr.) Bartlett Hayes, 81st

  • Pediatric subspecialties return to Keesler Medical Center

    Several pediatric subspecialties, absent since Hurricane Katrina, have returned to Keesler Medical Center. According to Lt. Col. (Dr.) Nicola Choate, a pediatric endocrinologist and chief of the 81st Medical Operations Squadron pediatric subspecialties clinic, four subspecialties are now offered,

  • Women, boss of year honored

    Five Women of the Year and a Boss of the Year were honored by the Keesler Federal Women's Program at its annual banquet Sept. 25 at the Vandenberg Community Center. Awards were presented to: Pamelia Tunstall, 81st Comptroller Squadron military pay technician, NSPS pay band 1 and General Schedule-6

  • Oct. 2 ceremony welcomes Keesler's new commander

    Brig. Gen. Paul Capasso turns over command of the 81st Training Wing to Col. Gregory Touhill, 8:30 a.m. Oct. 2, on the parade grounds.  In case of rain, the ceremony moves to Welch Auditorium. General Capasso, the wing commander since November 2005, is headed to Stuttgart, Germany, to be the

  • Laser eye surgery resumes at Keesler Medical Center

    Laser eye surgery has resumed at Keesler Medical Center. Any active-duty military member requiring glasses or contacts to accomplish his duties is considered a potential surgery candidate. Refractive surgeries are a group of eye surgeries used to change the optical system of the eye to give patients

  • Keesler historian has deployment history

    Although a civilian, the 81st Training Wing's historian is no novice when it comes to deployments. Jim Gildea returned from his fourth deployment to the Middle East May 15. As the first 81st TRW civilian to deploy in support of the global war on terror, Mr. Gildea said his past deployment experience