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  • Eyes on target: CATM helps Airmen stay qualified

    Staff Sgt. Joshua Green, 81st Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor, instructs a class at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance building March 9, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. During classroom instruction, Airmen receive refresher training on how to properly handle, load, fire and maintain weapons ranging from the M4 Carbine to
  • Exercise tests base response to active shooter

    Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, makes a statement during a mock press conference at Wall Studio during Keesler's active shooter exercise Mar. 17, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. An active duty Air Force member simulated opening fire at the hospital in order to test the base's ability to respond to and recover from a mass
  • Keesler genetics lab supports DOD facilities worldwide

    DeShannon Hall, 81st Medical Operations Squadron molecular technologist, uses a robotic sample prep handler at the 81st Medical Group’s genetics center Mar. 16, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The Air Force Medical Genetics Center is the only laboratory of its kind in the entire Defense Department. Made up of the cytogenetics and molecular
  • 2AF command chief continues immersion tour

    Chief Master Sgt. Farrell Thomas, 2nd Air Force command chief, recognizes Airman 1st Class Yvette Redinger, 81st Dental Squadron dental technician, by giving her a coin during an immersion tour at the Keesler Medical Center Mar.8, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Thomas visited the 81st Medical Group to become oriented with group missions,
  • TRICARE 101: Understanding military healthcare

    TRICARE can be a complex creature to some military members and dependents. Luckily, there are professionals right here at Keesler who are in-the-know with TRICARE and can assist with some of the confusion.Maj. Jeff Kincannon, 81st Medical Support Squadron TRICARE operations and patient’s administration flight commander, and Linda Davis, 81st MDSS
  • Keesler Medical Center passes inspection with flying colors

    The 81st Medical Group retained its accreditation for another three years by The Joint Commission after their inspection concluded on Jan. 29, 2016. “We did fantastic,” said Maj. Andrew Rohrer, 81st Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron pathologist. “We received a couple of best practice nods on the national level and were told we were one of the
  • 81st LRS, two-time AETC champs

    Air Education and Training Command named Keesler’s 81st Logistics Readiness Squadron the 2015 LRS of the Year, Jan. 28, 2016. This marks the second time in two years the squadron has won this award at the major command level. “Winning for the second year in a row reinforces my belief that we’re completing our mission and achieving our goal of
  • 81st Medical Group receives inpatient care recognition

    The 81st Medical Group was recently recognized in the top 10 percent of all eligible hospitals for outstanding customer service and high-quality health care by feedback from the TRICARE Inpatient Satisfaction Survey for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015.More than 8,400 Military Treatment Facility patients completed the TRISS Oct. 1 through Dec.
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