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  • House becomes home for widow

    With Airmen, other volunteers and friends looking on, Keesler's leadership presented an Air Force widow with the perfect holiday gift Saturday -- a livable home. The combined efforts of Airmen, the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity of Virginia transformed the Biloxi residence of 72-year-old Alice Schuler from a moldy structure damaged during
  • Enlisted aircrew training winds down at Keesler

    Although packers are busy disconnecting and crating equipment, training continues for the last 10 students in the 1A3 airborne mission system specialist course in the 332nd Training Squadron. The last Keesler class graduates Tuesday as part of the transition to the Career Enlisted Aviator Center of Excellence at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. "I
  • Gaude Lanes open again, Mama Gaude attends ceremony

    Gaude Lanes returned to the Keesler's recreational entertainment scene Monday, with improved amenities to enhance the base population's bowling experience. The center closed in May for repairs due to the damages it sustained from Hurricane Katrina. The lanes were replaced due to warped boards underneath the lanes, and new masking units above the
  • Award-winning controller acquired skills at Keesler

    When the Air Traffic Control Association announced its annual air traffic control awards earlier this month, an airmen at Balad Air Base, Iraq's own was acknowledged. Senior Airman Joshua Matias, 332nd Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron air traffic control apprentice, was named the 2006 ATCA Lingiam Odems Memorial Award winner. Airman Matias
  • Lady Dragons come back for first victory of season

    Perhaps taking a cue from the past 15 months, the women's varsity basketball team staged its own "Operation Dragon Comeback" on Nov. 29. With time running out, the Lady Dragons trailed Faulkner State of Mobile, seemingly destined for a fifth straight defeat in a winless season. Enter their version of Keesler's recovery from Hurricane Katrina. "Our
  • Lord praises base's hurricane recovery

    Just over a year has passed since Maj. Gen. William Lord turned over command of the 81st Training Wing for a new position at the Pentagon. In his first return visit to the base Nov. 30, General Lord praised Keesler for its ongoing recovery from Hurricane Katrina and underscored the base's value to the Air Force's training mission. General Lord is
  • Keesler Medical Center Changes Appointment Services

    Appointment services for Keesler Medical Center change Dec. 15. According to 1st Lt. Renee McClennon, 81st Medical Support Squadron TOPA (Tricare Operations Patient Administration) Flight operations officer, appointment services' new days and hours will be Monday-Friday, 5 a.m.-6 p.m. (5-6 a.m., active-duty military only). Christmas Eve and New