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  • DHA provides KMC Labor and Delivery Clinic manning assist

    Every month Keesler Medical Center’s Labor and Delivery Clinic averages approximately 35 births. However, last year the clinic experienced a manning shortage that began to impact their ability to take care of families.“The solution that was suggested was to refer the patient’s downtown to lessen our load here,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Alexis
  • A military training leader learns to lead

    Military training leaders are responsible for helping Airmen learn how to take care of themselves and instill the Air Force core values during their time in technical training. Even in the face of adversity, MTLs stand tall and exemplify the Air Force standards.Growing up in Guatemala with her grandparents, Tech. Sgt. Victoria Monzon, 81st Training
  • Keesler honors fallen in Special Tactics Memorial March

    Several Keesler Air Force Base units and agencies came together to honor 20 fallen Special Tactics Airmen during an 830-mile ruck march that passed through Biloxi, Mississippi, March 1.U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Airmen are making the journey to pay tribute to Staff Sgt. Dylan J. Elchin, a combat controller, and 19 other Special Tactics Airmen
  • USAF Honor Guard Drill Team builds new routine, bonds

    “It’s hard,” said Senior Airman Darren Lawrence. “There’s a lot of blood, sweat and tears that go into it.”   Originally stationed in Washington D.C., the U.S Air Force Honor Guard drill team travels to Keesler Air Force Base for five weeks at the beginning of every year to develop and perfect their new routine. They practice formations, steps and
  • Active learning environment cleared for takeoff in ATC classroom

    In a classroom at Cody Hall, something unique is happening.  The students are turning the classroom upside down, inside out and the other way around.  Why?  So students will have a better understanding of one of the toughest courses in the Air Force, Air Traffic Control. Instead of the instructor standing and lecturing for hours, the students are
  • Keesler Honor Guard embodies core values

    For some families, having the honor guard presenting military honors during a funeral is the last interaction they will have with the military. This lasting impact is why it is important for the honor guard to be skilled and precise with all movements they perform.   Keesler Honor Guard members embody the Air Force core values, integrity first and
  • Representing culture

    The smell of sage burning in a smudge bowl fills the air, the texture rough on the outside but smooth on the inside. A Native American family kneels down in prayer while waving the smoke toward themselves with an eagle feather before the start of their day. According to Native American culture, the eagle is the highest flying bird and the rising
  • Keesler dining facilities serve family atmosphere

    Keesler DFACs serve family-type atmosphere
  • Lt. Keesler: The life and passion of a namesake

    Keesler Air Force Base held the annual Air Force Ball Sept. 22 in celebration of the 71st birthday of the U.S. Air Force, along with commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Team Keesler’s namesake, 2nd Lt. Samuel Reeves Keesler Jr. Bill Keesler, first cousin twice removed of Lt. Keesler, visited the base to attend the event. He was also
  • Keesler Mammography Clinic raises the bar for patient care

    “One of eight ladies are going to be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime,” said Lt. Col. Matthew Barchie, 81st Diagnostic and Therapeutics Squadron diagnostic imaging medical director. “It impacts a lot of people and everybody is at a high risk for it.” With the high rate of breast cancer, the mammography clinic at Keesler Medical Center
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