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  • Empowering Airmen for Mental Health Awareness Month

    Since 1949, May has been nationally designated as Mental Health Awareness Month in an effort to break the stigma around discussing mental health and celebrate recovery from mental illness.For military members, the month is also about taking ownership and doing what is necessary to possess a sound

  • Beyond the table, behind the label

    National Nutrition Month aims to educate people about making informed food choices while also developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme is “Beyond the Table”, highlighting the places and ways we consume outside of the dining room.

  • The Keesler Blood Program: Providing the tools of life

    January is observed as National Blood Donor Month, a time to honor voluntary blood donors and spread awareness of the necessity for blood donations. Keesler Air Force Base’s blood program is actively engaging in the month’s observance by providing additional opportunities for individuals to donate.

  • Keesler | Simulate, emulate: 81st MDG SIM Lab

    The patient’s eyes blink and their chest softly lifts up and down. A doctor moves to their side to ask how they are feeling, and a computer prompts the patient to respond with a sudden erratic heartbeat.With an average of 3,500 student hours a month, the 81st Medical Group simulation lab is an

  • Keesler | 81st MDG hosts 11th Annual Health Expo

    Jennifer Guy, 81st Training Wing health promotion specialist, provides a wellness screening on U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Gabriel Dudley, 81st Dental Squadron dental technician, during the 11th Annual 81st Medical Group Health Expo inside the Keesler Medical Center auditorium at Keesler Air

  • Under pressure: Keesler DCRF excels during exercise

    KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss.-- Keesler’s Defense Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Response Force (DCRF) know that time is always of the essence.The 117-person team from Keesler participated in a joint exercise with U.S. Army medical personnel at Camp Atterbury, Indiana on May 3-15.“Our

  • The heart of patient care

    A Keesler doctor is elevating the 81st Medical Group’s health care mission and paving a trail for others along the way.Lt. Col. Ronald Jones, 81st MDG chief of electrophysiology, is currently the only electrophysiologist serving in the Air Force. He is also one of the only doctors of his specialty

  • Partnering to customize care for cancer patients

    In an effort to make radiation therapy for cancer patients more precise and effective, the 81st Diagnostic and Therapeutic Squadron collaborated with the 81st Dental Squadron to shape a radiation bolus for each patient.“In radiation therapy, we use high energy particles to treat cancer,” said Col.

  • Keesler leverages virtual reality to train robotic surgery

    KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss.-- In March 2020, Keesler was faced with newfound restrictions due to the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic.With Keesler’s vital role in the training mission, the 81st Surgical Operations Squadron pushed forward in finding a new way to safely train on robotic surgery. After