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  • Keesler powers up with innovation

    A ceremony was held at the Keesler Air Force Base commissary parking lot August 8, to introduce a solar voltaic power array project with NORESCO United Technologies.Over 490 solar panels are scheduled to be built on the exchange and commissary parking lot to collect energy and provide cover to parked cars from sunlight. The project was initiated by
  • SAIGE Military Meritorious Service Award winner fosters resilience, culture

    Maj. Tanya Mooneyham, 81st Medical Group Intensive Care Unit element leader, belongs to a group that comprises only two percent of the U.S. population and an even smaller percentage in the military.Mooneyham is proud of her Native American heritage which taught her resilience and enabled her to win the 2019 Society of American Indian Government
  • Recycling center aims to reduce, reuse, recycle

    When the Recycling Center here took over the contract in 2010, they’ve adopted a motto: reduce, reuse, recycle.Not only has their motto reduced the amount of waste going into the landfill, but the Qualified Recycling Program brings money back to the base.“The primary objective is to go as green as possible,” said Douglas Houle, 81st Logistics
  • Robotic surgery training takes on 100th surgical team

    The Institute for Defense Robotic Surgical Education program celebrated a significant milestone, training the 100th team on robotic surgery at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, on July 23. This milestone is significant for Keesler’s InDORSE program, showing how far the curriculum has come since the program first stood up in March 2017 with just one robot. Now, InDORSE has acquired a second robot, allowing them to train more military surgical teams across the Department of Defense (DoD), as well as Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA).
  • Keesler Blood Donor Center strives to save lives

    Donating blood saves lives. The Keesler Blood Donor Center strives to supply the need of blood for military members. The donor center has a quota for collecting blood and they are always looking for more blood to distribute. Alexander Stokes, 81st Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron medical lab technician, speaks on the importance of donating blood. “The blood that is donated directly supports the down-range mission,” said Stokes. “It’s blood for our brothers and sisters in arms. One day, it could be any of us that need that blood.”
  • Welcome the new, improved app for Keesler

    On August 30, Keesler will complete the transition to the Air Force Connect app from the Keesler AFB app.The new app allows users to not only have access to base specific information, but other features as well.After downloading the app, members can add their unit as a “Favorite” to access local content. This allows members to download one app
  • Preparing a hurricane survival kit

    Hurricanes are a common occurrence in the Gulf Coast during hurricane season starting June 1 through November 30. In hurricane season, there are supplies that should be included when preparing a hurricane survival kit.A hurricane survival kit is recommended for safeness and preparation and includes water, food, household items and health
  • 81st MSGS welcomes new commander

    Lt. Col. Norris Jackson, incoming 81st Surgical Operations Squadron commander, received command from Col. Ryan Mihata, outgoing 81st MSGS commander, during a change of command ceremony here, July 9.Col. Beatrice Dolihite, 81st Medical Group commander, presided over the ceremony.Prior to becoming the 81st MSGS commander, Jackson was the 319th
  • Kwast salutes AETC team for "failing forward" in learning, innovation

    In the nearly two years since Lt. Gen. Steve Kwast took command of Air Education and Training Command, there has been change across many fronts of the Air Force’s recruiting, training and education enterprise.
  • 81st TRG welcomes new commander

    Col. Chance Geray, incoming 81st Training Group commander, gained command from Col. Leo Lawson, Jr., outgoing 81st TRG commander, during a change of command ceremony here, June 1.Geray is a recent graduate of the U.S. Army College.Before going to the U.S. Army War College, he was a deputy commander for the 435th Air and Space Communications Group,
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