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  • When the community calls

    With COVID-19 and its delta variant numbers rising, Keesler’s medical personnel were called to deploy in support of Louisiana and its first responders, who were facing challenges to keep up with the physical, mental and emotional demands to care for the growing number of patients.

  • Keesler participates in Ready Eagle exercise

    The 81st Training Wing Inspection Team hosted a full-scale Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear exercise for base personnel here, Aug. 2-6.The exercise was a collaboration between the 81st TRW and the 81st Medical Group to integrate the 81st TRW’s annual exercise with the medical Ready

  • Prepared for emergencies

    A warm personality greets a sickly patient waiting to be seen.“Right this way ma’am,” said Airman 1st Class Alexandria Smith, 81st Healthcare Operations Squadron medical technician.Smith leads the patient back to an examination room, where she logs the patient’s vital signs and reason for visiting

  • The force combating COVID-19

    Continuing in a course of action despite difficulty or delay in achieving success is the definition of perseverance, which describes what many people found essential since COVID-19 rocked the world.“Everything changed when COVID-19 hit,” said Airman 1st class Megan Crow- Elmore, 81st Medical Group

  • Teaching comprehensive combat care

    Members of the 81st Medical Group have been training in new evidence based, life saving techniques and strategies to provide the best trauma care possible on the battlefield.The Tactical Combat Casualty Care training offers more hands-on training in a simulated deployed environment, initially taking

  • Keesler aids USS Tripoli in COVID-19

    Keesler Medical Center has been assisting the U.S. Navy in testing and housing Sailors from the USS Tripoli in Keesler’s quarantine and isolation facility for COVID-19, June 30 – July 18.Keesler Medical Center hosts the Defense Department’s only genetics lab and plays a critical role in analysis and

  • Keesler improves training for medics

    Keesler Medical Center replaced self-aid and buddy care for medics with the Tactical Combat Casualty Course.The course focuses on preparing medics for the deployed environment.“We [medics] have the medical skills down, but your average Airman doesn’t have the tactical training,” said Senior Airman

  • 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

  • MDG Members Receive Honors for Train Derailment Response

    Members of the 81st Medical Group, 81st Training Wing, received humanitarian medals from the Biloxi Police Department at a recognition ceremony held in the Fellowship Hall of The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Biloxi, Mississippi, July 6, 2018. The event recognized civilians, police officers, medical