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  • Under pressure: Keesler DCRF excels during exercise

    Keesler’s Defense Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Response Force (DCRF) know that time is always of the essence.The 117-person team from Keesler participated in a joint exercise with U.S. Army medical personnel at Camp Atterbury, Indiana on May 3-15.“Our job is to drop into a bare bones

  • The heart of patient care

    A Keesler doctor is elevating the 81st Medical Group’s health care mission and paving a trail for others along the way.Lt. Col. Ronald Jones, 81st MDG chief of electrophysiology, is currently the only electrophysiologist serving in the Air Force. He is also one of the only doctors of his specialty

  • Promoting a healthy lifestyle

    The Health Promotion Department is focused on helping military members and dependents improve their health using different programs and policies focused on the following areas: weight management, tobacco cessation and sleep enhancement.“If we’re looking at the most important thing, performance

  • Partnering to customize care for cancer patients

    In an effort to make radiation therapy for cancer patients more precise and effective, the 81st Diagnostic and Therapeutic Squadron collaborated with the 81st Dental Squadron to shape a radiation bolus for each patient.“In radiation therapy, we use high energy particles to treat cancer,” said Col.

  • Keesler leverages virtual reality to train robotic surgery

    In March 2020, Keesler was faced with newfound restrictions due to the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic.With Keesler’s vital role in the training mission, the 81st Surgical Operations Squadron pushed forward in finding a new way to safely train on robotic surgery. After reaching out to their partner,

  • Medical: Staying ahead of threats

    Through prevention and response, public health has been able to keep military members and their families safe during the pandemic.“When it comes to the COVID-19 delta variant, our approach is unchanged,” said Maj. Tristan Spierling, 81st Medical Group chief of aerospace medicine and public health