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  • Keesler improves training for medics

    Keesler Medical Center replaced self-aid and buddy care for medics with the Tactical Combat Casualty Course.The course focuses on preparing medics for the deployed environment.“We [medics] have the medical skills down, but your average Airman doesn’t have the tactical training,” said Senior Airman

  • 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

  • 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

  • 81st MDG providers participate in DHA pilot program

    The 81st Medical Group is one of four Defense Department medical facilities participating in the Defense Health Agency’s Readmission Pilot Program.   The core of the pilot program, which began in November, revolves around four components of care in an effort to drive down the readmittance rate for