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  • Altus AFB, Jackson County DHS send supplies to Gulf Coast hurricane victims

    Employees and family members of the Jackson County Department of Human Services delivered three tons of supplies to Altus Air Force Base logistics teams Saturday morning to be airlifted to victims of Hurricane Katrina. DHS director Rick Steen said the agency's workers came to a quick consensus that they needed to help the day after the hurricane
  • Civil engineers use 'dominator' for rescue

    Noah's Ark came to Keesler disguised as a big blue vacuum truck during Hurricane Katrina. While preparing for the Aug. 29 storm, Keesler's 81st Civil Engineer Squadron loaded the tank of the "Dominator" with water to ballast the vehicle so it wouldn't be swept away by the anticipated flood waters. The crew never expected the huge vehicle to be used
  • Defense secretary, generals tour Keesler

    The military's highest-ranking officials leading Hurricane Katrina relief efforts toured Keesler Air Force Base Sept. 4 and personally delivered reassuring words to the storm-battered base's troops and family members. The visiting delegation, led by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, included Gen. Richard Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
  • Keesler Airmen, Sailors, Marines rally to aid local community

    Military and civilian volunteers from Keesler Air Force Base are reaching out to help the local community after surviving and beginning recovery operations after Hurricane Katrina struck Aug. 29. More than a dozen Air Force members from the 81st Training Wing here provided medical aid, food, water and ice Saturday to approximately 450 Biloxi,
  • AFOATS organizations hit hard by Katrina

    Air Force Officer Accession and Training School officials here are assessing the damage to Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps detachments and Junior ROTC units affected by Hurricane Katrina. Twenty-five Air Force JROTC units located in high schools in Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, and Alabama are potentially affected. Of the 70 instructors
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