Keesler offering help to airmen, DOD employees affected by Michael

Keesler offering help to airmen, DOD employees affected by Michael
Tyndall Air Force Base had catastrophic damage throughout the base after Hurricane Michael hit Panama City last week.

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Keesler Air Force Base is reaching out to help fellow airmen after Hurricane Michael tore through the Florida Panhandle last week.

The Biloxi Air Force base is inviting all airmen and Department of Defense civilian personnel who were affected by the storm to an evacuee open house this week.

Keesler must make sure airmen who evacuated from neighboring Tyndall Air Force Base have a temporary place they can call home. Tyndall got blasted by Hurricane Michael, which tore through base buildings and left fighter jets flipped over.

Air Force base in Florida hit by Hurricane Michael

Hundreds of military men and women got uprooted by Michael’s fury. We’re told dozens of those military families stationed are now at Keesler and many more have relocated to housing complexes around the area.

Keesler’s open house will give evacuees a chance to ask questions about how to receive basic services until they’re reassigned. The open house will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16 and Thursday, Oct. 18, from 2-4 p.m. inside the Bay Breeze Event Center’s second floor ballroom.

Attendees are advised to complete their assessment in the Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System prior to attending the open house. Laptops will be available to access AFPAAS, Tyndall's Facebook Page/Website, American Red Cross, FEMA and other helping agencies.

Agencies in attendance will include:

  • American  Red Cross
  • Finance
  • School  Liaison Officer
  • Military  Family Life Counselors
  • FOCUS
  • Chapel  Services
  • Tricare
  • Force  Support Squadron
  • Child  & Youth Flight
  • Civilian  Personnel Office (GS/NAF)
  • Military  Personnel Flight (military members must check in with MPF)

Again, this open house is only for airmen and civilian personnel who have been impacted by Hurricane Michael. Questions can be directed to Master Sgt. Krista Mercadel at 228-243-2345 or krista.mercadel@us.af.mil.

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