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  • Keesler Medical Center hosts DOD medical leadership

    A Defense Department medical leadership contingent conducted an 81st Medical Group site visit April 27 as the first part of Keesler Medical Center’s transition to the Defense Health Agency. Thomas McCaffery, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, Defense

  • AFNORTH surgeon general team evaluates DSCA medical response capabilities

    Two members of Air Forces Northern’s Surgeon General’s office were watching months of their planning efforts unfold here during an Expeditionary Medical Support confirmation field exercise, April 16-21, as they evaluated the 81st Medical Group’s response to simulated tornado aftermath. Capt. Lee

  • NASCAR driver visits Keesler

    Harry Gant and Jeff Hammond pose for a photo with the surgical robotics suite staff during a visit at Keesler Medical Center March 30, 2018, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Hammond and Gant spent the day meeting veterans at the Armed Forces Retirement Home and toured various facilities that

  • Four Keesler Dragons awarded bronze stars

    Four Airmen were awarded bronze stars during a commander’s call March 5 at the Bay Breeze Event Center on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Capt. Edwin Pratt, 81st Training Wing executive officer, Maj. Ramon Riojas, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron general surgeon, Lt. Col. Jack Vilardi, 81st

  • Krewe of Medics celebrate 30 years

    The 2018 Krewe of Medics Royalty Court pose for a photo during the 30th Annual Krewe of Medics Mardi Gras Ball at the Bay Breeze Event Center Feb. 3, 2018, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The Krewe of Medics hosts a yearly ball to give Keesler Medical Center personnel a taste of the Gulf

  • Honorary commanders tour Keesler's Medical Center

    Staff Sgt. Wesley McCool, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron occupational therapy NCO in charge, briefs on the 81st Medical Group’s physical therapy capabilities during a Keesler honorary commanders’ tour at the Keesler Medical Center Dec. 12, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The

  • Keesler congratulates newest chiefs

    Keesler’s newest chief master sergeant selects wear mock stripes during a recognition ceremony at the Bay Breeze Event Center Dec. 7, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Keesler senior NCOs were recognized for their selection to join the top one percent of the Air Force’s enlisted force.