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  • Building the strongest of Airmen

    From jumping out of airplanes hundreds of feet in the air to swimming through rushing water down range, Special Warfare Airmen fight through the toughest and most vigorous environments to support the Air Force mission.The 352nd Special Warfare Training Squadron Airmen at Keesler Air Force Base are held to high mental and physical standards and
  • 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 81st MDG director and service commander to reflect on her experience as the commander of one of the first MTFs to move to DHA. Dolihite also offered some advice for other commanders and medical Airmen as their MTFs prepare for the transition.
  • Keesler powers up with innovation

    A ceremony was held at the Keesler Air Force Base commissary parking lot August 8, to introduce a solar voltaic power array project with NORESCO United Technologies.Over 490 solar panels are scheduled to be built on the exchange and commissary parking lot to collect energy and provide cover to parked cars from sunlight. The project was initiated by
  • 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 the program first stood up in March 2017 with just one robot. Now, InDORSE has acquired a second robot, allowing them to train more military surgical teams across the Department of Defense (DoD), as well as Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA).
  • Keesler Blood Donor Center strives to save lives

    Donating blood saves lives. The Keesler Blood Donor Center strives to supply the need of blood for military members. The donor center has a quota for collecting blood and they are always looking for more blood to distribute. Alexander Stokes, 81st Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron medical lab technician, speaks on the importance of donating blood. “The blood that is donated directly supports the down-range mission,” said Stokes. “It’s blood for our brothers and sisters in arms. One day, it could be any of us that need that blood.”
  • Preparing a hurricane survival kit

    Hurricanes are a common occurrence in the Gulf Coast during hurricane season starting June 1 through November 30. In hurricane season, there are supplies that should be included when preparing a hurricane survival kit.A hurricane survival kit is recommended for safeness and preparation and includes water, food, household items and health
  • 81st MSGS welcomes new commander

    Lt. Col. Norris Jackson, incoming 81st Surgical Operations Squadron commander, received command from Col. Ryan Mihata, outgoing 81st MSGS commander, during a change of command ceremony here, July 9.Col. Beatrice Dolihite, 81st Medical Group commander, presided over the ceremony.Prior to becoming the 81st MSGS commander, Jackson was the 319th
  • First virtual reality training arrives at Keesler

    The 334th Training Squadron incorporated the first virtual reality training for Airfield Management students in the Air Force here, June 28, so they can get more of a “hands-on” learning experience. Chief Master Sgt. Paul Portugal, Airfield Management career field manager, Pentagon, Washington DC, relates this new technology to the mission of Air
  • Air Force officials announce tour length changes

    After listening to feedback from Airmen and career field managers, Air Force officials are reducing targeted special duty and instructor tour lengths to create a more ready and resilient force.The tour length reduction from four to three years for military training instructors, military training leaders, Air Education and Training Command technical
  • 81st TRSS welcomes new commander

    Lt. Col. Elbert G. Mose, incoming 81st Training Support Squadron commander, received command from Lt. Col. Stephen P. Arnott, outgoing 81st TRSS commander, during a change of command ceremony here, June 20.Col. Leo Lawson, Jr., 81st Training Group commander, presided over the ceremony."I can’t wait to get to know the 81st Training Support
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