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Pride Week final tuneup for inspection

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  • By 2nd Lt. Nick Plante
  • 81st Training Wing Public Affairs
Fine-tuning is the focus of Keesler Pride Week, Monday through Aug. 16.
The 81st Civil Engineer Squadron heads the final push to prepare the base for the operational readiness inspection, Aug. 19-28. 

"The idea is for everyone on base to clean up in and around their facilities, work areas, offices and public areas," said 2nd Lt. Phillip Hinson, 81st CES maintenance engineering chief and Keesler Pride Week project officer. 

"Taking pride in our base, community and our work areas shows we're proud of the place where we work," said Lt. Col. Mack Breeland, Keesler inspector general and ORI project officer. "We've identified Keesler Pride Week as an opportunity to help the base focus its attention on the areas that need a little extra work to ensure Team Keesler makes a positive first impression on our visitors from the Air Education and Training Command inspector general team. 

The 81st CES highlights specific areas for commanders, facility managers and individual members to address: 

Pull weeds and trim shrubs in and around flower beds and fence lines.
Pick up litter around and in facilities.
Organize or properly dispose of clutter in work and storage areas. 

Replace light bulbs or any other noticeable quick fix projects.
Analyze inside work layouts to ensure cubical areas are safe and tidy. 

The civil engineers provide street and parking lot sweeps, limited tree removal identified by the program management office, limited shrub trimming based on the facilities involved and extra dumpsters to support internal cleanup projects.
For more information about these services or general in-formation about Keesler Pride Week, call Lieutenant Hinson, 377-2636, or Tech. Sgt. Robert Patrick, 377-2781.
For assistance in enhancing the base's appearance, contact the recycling center, Building 4004, 377-4816, or self-help store, Building 4039, 377-5292. 

A universal waste turn-in is 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Building 4420. Units can dispose of fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, and expired pesticides and mercury thermostats. 

For more information about other waste turn-in procedures call Tom Minton, hazardous waste program manager, 377-3004. 

For specific unit information, contact facility managers.
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