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Perry headed to White House

Capt. Kyle Perry, a critical care nurse in the 81st Inpatient Operations Squadron intensive care unit at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, will soon join an elite medical staff when he becomes a member of the White House clinic. Perry reports there in October for the three-year assignment. The staff is led by the president’s physician, a Navy captain, ...

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‘GMA’ features Burley

Mary Burley, a housekeeper at Keesler Air Force Base’s Fisher House, retired recently with 45 years of service to visitors at base lodging facilities. Burley was featured on “Good Morning America” as part of a feature series called “Giving Back” by Mississippi native Robin Roberts.

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Collins earns award

The South Mississippi Chapter of the American Red Cross has presented its first Humanitarian Award to Bob Collins. Collins, a military and Red Cross retiree, joined the South Mississippi Chapter of the American Red Cross after 23 years in the Air Force. He began as the director of service to military families and blood services and then served as the ...

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Spacy takes command

Brig. Gen. Bradley Spacy has assumed command of the U.S. Air Force’s 81st Training Wing at Keesler Air Force Base. Spacy replaces Brig. Gen. Andrew Mueller, who has served as the wing commander since July 2010. Mueller has been selected for a new command assignment at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Air Base Geilenkirchen in Germany. The Sun Herald reports ...

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CONSTRUCTION — How do low-E windows work?

Low-emissivity (low-E) glass windows work by controlling the heat transfer through windows with insulated glazing. The windows reflect the heat during the summer, while allowing the heat in during the winter. “The angles of the sun control it,” said Todd Cantor, general manager of Window King in Gulfport. “The window is designed to allow the warmth to come in when ...

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CONSTRUCTION — Keesler and Habitat for Humanity decide to 'LEED and they will follow'

The $287-million project to replace family housing at Keesler Air Force Base after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was not only the largest housing construction project in Air Force history. It also became what was at the time the largest project in the country to receive Leadership in Environment Design (LEED) Silver certification for advances in energy conservation and other sustainable ...

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Bureau selects directors

The Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce–Main Street–Tourism Bureau has selected the board of directors for the 2012 calendar year. The Board consist of five executive members: Joey Conwill with Blossman YMCA as president, Matthew Roth with Bayview Pet & Dental Center as vice president; Shirley LeRoy with South Mississippi Living magazine as secretary; Anita Arguelles with the IP Culinary Arts ...

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Dickinson leaving Keesler command

After just a year at Keesler Air Force Base, Brig. Gen. Ian Dickinson is leaving for a new assignment. Dickinson has been named director of communications and information and chief information officer at Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Col. Dickinson became commander of the 81st Training Wing in May 2009. His replacement will be named soon ...

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Committee approves spending projects in Mississippi

Funding to support four defense projects in Mississippi has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee as part of the FY2010 Military Construction and Veterans’ Affairs Appropriations Bill, according to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). The Mississippi projects are: Columbus Air Force Base — $10 million for an aircraft maintenance administration facility to provide adequate workspace for Air Force aircraft maintenance ...

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