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  • 81st MDG participates in Pathways to Possibilities

    Maj. Lewis Christensen, 81st Medical Operations Squadron emergency room nurse and team tactical critical care evacuation team element leader, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., supervises Jasmine Alexander, Hancock Middle School student, on proper procedures when applying a tourniquet as fellow students

  • 81st MDG competition tests fitness level

    Chief Master Sgt. Karl Day, 81st Medical Group superintendent, logs the final scores during the 81st MDG Push-up Competition at the Keesler Medical Center Don Wylie Auditorium Nov. 1, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Seven five-person teams competed in the event pushing out a total of 6,272

  • Air Force’s first robotic surgery training course established at Keesler

    Keesler Air Force Base surgeons are forging a new path in military medicine by being the first in the Air Force to use one of the most advanced robotic surgery systems available today.  The Keesler Medical Center has acquired two of the newest robotic surgical systems out there, the da Vinci Xi,

  • Zika and you: Staying safe, staying healthy

    The Zika virus has been, and continues to be, a somewhat steady topic of conversation in the news. While it’s important to note the Center for Disease Control reports there have only been a few Zika cases in Mississippi, the current hurricane season means lots of rain – and rain means standing

  • Notification of death

    With great regret, the 81st Training Wing commander announces the death of Capt. Paul Henry Barker, 81st Surgical Operations Squadron. Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Barker, previously assigned to the 81st MSGS, 81st TRW, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., should

  • Notification of HIPAA violation

    On Jan. 21, 2016, a potential privacy issue was discovered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, by a security forces patrolman. Medical documents were found in a dumpster in a semi-remote location on base.  Upon examination, the boxes appeared to contain personally identifying information and

  • 81st MDG celebrates Nurse and Tech Week

    Keesler Medical Center celebrated National Nurse and Tech Week May 9-13 in recognition of the important roles nurses and techs play in health care. “This week gives us the opportunity to celebrate the many accomplishments and contributions nurses and technicians have made to our profession as well

  • Keesler Medical Center passes inspection with flying colors

    The 81st Medical Group retained its accreditation for another three years by The Joint Commission after their inspection concluded on Jan. 29, 2016. “We did fantastic,” said Maj. Andrew Rohrer, 81st Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron pathologist. “We received a couple of best practice nods on the

  • Keesler BOMC 'opens for business'

    The Base Operation Medicine Cell held a ceremonial grand opening at the Keesler Medical Center Sept. 28. The grand opening was held to introduce commanders and staff within the 81st Medical Group to the fully-functioning, operational BOMC – the first of its kind in the Air Force. “We’re looking to