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Registering for the Tricare mail-order pharmacy is now just a quick phone call or click of a mouse away for military families and retireees with the launch of the new Member Choice Center. With this new service, beneficiaries obtain enrollment assistance and MCC members contact the physician to
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of three first-person articles on Keesler News staff writer Airman David Salanitri's experiences with the Keesler Honor Guard. A service member from your family passes away and you want the honor guard to render military honors at the funeral. What would
Keesler observes the Air Force's 60th anniversary on Sept. 18 with a week of special events, Sept. 15-21. A picnic and free open-air concert on Sept. 19 highlight the activities. The picnic is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in marina park, with free food and soft drinks. Other beverages are available.
Access to counseling services in Keesler Medical Center's mental health clinic recently expanded with the addition of a civilian psychologist and a new clinical social worker. The clinic on Ward 1D, is available to assist active-duty military members, retirees and adult family members. Stress is
Keesler's post-Katrina housing shortage is going to lessen with the acquisition of 160 homes formerly occupied by families assigned to Naval Station-Pascagoula. "Keesler is taking over Sandhill Landing Oct. 1," said Michael Reese, 81st Civil Engineer Squadron military housing chief. "A memorandum of
Retiree Appreciation Day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at the youth center, is open to all military retirees, dependents and annuitants. "This is a great opportunity to let our retirees know we appreciate their service and to give them front-of-the-line service at some of the agencies across base they
Welch Auditorium erupted with cheers, clapping, sirens and high-fives Aug-28 as Keesler reacted to its "excellent" operational readiness inspection rating. "Dragons, you've proved it to the world -- excellence is your trademark," said a jubilant Brig. Gen. Paul Capasso, 81st Training Wing commander.
Walls started going up Aug. 23 in Thrower Park for the first new homes being built for Keesler families. Plans call for 1,028 homes to be built as part of the largest military family housing project in Air Force history at a cost of $287.8 million. Craig Merkerson, base housing program manager, said