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  • President Bush visits Luke

    Air Force One touched down here Aug. 29, offering a unique opportunity for more than 200 Airmen to see President George W. Bush. The president and first lady Laura Bush arrived at 9:35 a.m. and were met by several distinguished guests including Sen. Jon Kyl, Sen. John McCain, Gov. Janet Napolitano and Rep. Trent Franks. The president took a moment
  • Airmen evacuate to Little Rock

    Airmen and C-21s from the 81st Training Wing at Keesler AFB, Miss. and C-130s from the 16th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Fla., sought refuge at Little Rock Air Force Base as Hurricane Katrina inched its way toward the Gulf Coast. The aircraft from Keesler and Hurlburt Field started landing here late morning on Aug. 28 and the movement
  • Hurricane Katrina patients brought to Wilford Hall

    Medical personnel from Wilford Hall Medical Center left Kelly Field here Aug. 30 to help evacuate patients from the Gulf Coast area hit by Hurricane Katrina Aug. 29. Three critical care teams and one obstetrics team departed in a C-130 Hercules for Keesler AFB, Miss. They request for help came in after the hospital at Keesler was damaged by the
  • Tyndall assesses damage from Katrina

    The 325th Civil Engineer Squadron estimated $94,000 worth of damage to Tyndall's base facilities following Hurricane Katrina. The 325th Civil Engineer Squadron assessed the damage following the Aug. 29 storm. The estimate is based on an initial 24-hour visual assessment of the external areas of the 1,710 base facilities and surrounding property.
  • Keesler begins recovery operations

    Base officials started assessment and recovery operations Aug. 30 after Hurricane Katrina hit the base Aug. 29. "Initial reports showed drastic damage to the industrial and housing areas," said Maj Ray Mottley, 81st Civil Engineer Squadron commander. "Approximately 50 percent of the base was underwater. The commissary, base exchange and some of
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