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Keesler AFB could get new training program, mayor says

Col. Michele Edmondson, commander of Keesler’ 81st Training Wing, will help city and state officials break ground on a new Division Street gate for Keesler Air Force Base the day before she leaves for her new job at the Pentagon. Biloxi Mayor FoFo Gilich also says Keesler is one of the top contenders to get the Battlefield Airman program.

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Keesler AFB commander talks about base's new entrance

Col. Michele Edmondson, commander of Keesler Air Force Base’ 81st Training Wing, will help city and state officials break ground on a new Division Street gate for Keesler Air Force Base the day before she leaves for her new job at the Pentagon. Biloxi Mayor FoFo Gilich also says Keesler is one of the top contenders to get the Battlefield Airman program.

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Paperwork snafu leaves Marine’s widow without life insurance

Jamie Lee of Saucier learned after her husband’s death that he never filled out some paperwork to make sure that he kept his life insurance after he was discharged. The Marine served in Afghanistan and Iraq and suffered from post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, yet he did not receive any help with such items after his discharge, she says.

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Homeless veteran was “an angel among us”

Michael Eugene “Mike” Webb was living in his truck with stage four lung cancer when a group of people from the Salvation Army and others came together to help him qualify for his Veterans Affairs benefits and get into the Biloxi VA hospice to spend his last days. Before he died, he wanted to spend the last of his money to buy food for other homeless.

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The Air Force has a pilot problem

Faced with pilots leaving the Air Force in droves for the airlines, top generals are considering the option of forcing some to stay in the service against their will, a senior Air Force general told CQ Roll Call.

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Keesler AFB commander talks about base's new entrance

Col. Michele Edmondson, commander of Keesler Air Force Base’ 81st Training Wing, will help city and state officials break ground on a new Division Street gate for Keesler Air Force Base the day before she leaves for her new job at the Pentagon. Biloxi Mayor FoFo Gilich also says Keesler is one of the top contenders to get the Battlefield Airman program.
Mary Perez meperez@sunherald.com
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Keesler AFB commander talks about base's new entrance

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Seniors take to the skies with Ageless Aviation

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Paperwork snafu leaves Marine’s widow without life insurance

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Homeless veteran was “an angel among us”