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  • Escorting evacuated elders

    Airmen from the 81st Logistics Readiness Squadron assisted in the rescue of elderly residents evacuating a fire at Seashore Oaks Assisted Living Facility in Biloxi, Mississippi, after receiving a call, Sept. 17.Staff Sgt. Christopher Carpe, 81st LRS ground transportation and equipment support NCO in

  • Transition Spotlight: Col. Beatrice Dolihite, Keesler AFB

    The 81st Medical Group at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, transitioned to the Defense Health Agency on October 1, 2018, one of the first military treatment facilities to transfer to DHA management.The U.S. Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs Office spoke with Col. Beatrice Dolihite, the

  • A peek behind the curtain: The first step of PTSD care

    Perhaps the most difficult part of seeking help for post-traumatic stress disorder is making that first appointment, since Airmen are often unsure of what to expect. Not knowing what to expect from mental health providers can get in the way of effective PTSD treatment.

  • A peek behind the curtain: PTSD barriers and stigmas

    Effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder is possible, but many Airmen falsely think seeking medical help for PTSD will hurt their career and will not help them get better. These stigmas and misconceptions create perceived barriers, preventing Airmen from seeking care. Delaying treatment

  • Good mental health critical to readiness

    Mental health is a critical part of every Airman’s medical readiness. Although many service members worry that seeking mental health care will negatively effect their career, the opposite is usually true. With early identification and the right treatment by a medical professional, most mental health

  • Deployment exercise tests mission readiness

    Team Keesler tested its ability to maintain mission readiness with a deployment exercise here, Dec. 2-9, 2016. This base-wide exercise simulated a short-notice deployment for its defense chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive reactionary force team. “The 81st Medical Group was

  • 81st MDG tests readiness with public health exercise

    Airman Griffen Vincent, 336th Training Squadron student and exercise ‘patient’, waits as Heather Winterstein, 81st Medical Support Squadron contracts technician and Wing Inspection Team moulage team lead, applies makeup during a public health emergency exercise at Vandenberg Hall Sept. 21, 2016, on