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  • AETC responds in force to hurricane victims

    During the first week of operations, more than 800 Airmen from Air Education and Training Command bases deployed to support various areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina and more are on their way. Following a direct hit by the hurricane Aug. 29, Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss., evacuated more than 1,200 Airman trainees to Sheppard AFB,
  • NCO defuses gas station crisis

    Gasoline shortages and frustrated motorists are common in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In one instance, a Keesler noncommissioned officer's cool head prevented a potential disaster from erupting. A long line of motorists was waiting as Staff Sgt. LaShawndra Singleton pulled into a gas station on the interstate near Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 29.
  • Little Rock welcomes China hurricane aid

    A 747 laden with 100 tons of humanitarian aid from China arrived here Sept. 7 as part of Hurricane Katrina relief operations. The relief supplies included bedding, clothes, tents and generators. Little Rock Air Force Base is the hub for receiving international humanitarian aid for the hurricane relief efforts. China's consul general said the
  • Baby arrives during hurricane via C-section by flashlight

    Hurricane Katrina's awesome power couldn't keep a baby from making her debut at Keesler Medical Center during a cesarean section illuminated by a ring of flashlights. "Our team delivered a healthy, robust baby girl - definitely not a shrinking violet," said Maj. Betsy Majma, a nurse anesthetist. "She came into the world screaming, even before she
  • Recognition, treatment key in overcoming stress

    Now that the storm has settled, those military members and their families who were left with little in the wake of Hurricane Katrina could begin to experience signs of stress. Individuals need to be able to recognize those signs and be able to point those stressed members in the right direction. According to Maj. L. Lynn Pauley, a clinical
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