Looking Over Kessler, Columbus

Some 6,000 people housed in shelters at the Mississippi base stepped outside late Tuesday to view the damage—or perhaps just to breathe the air—stated an Air Force news release. But first up was a hot meal. Wednesday they got their first look at on-base housing. Check out this image from the golf course. We understand the scene was similar throughout much of the Gulf Coast training facility. Much further inland, Columbus AFB, Miss., escaped Katrina’s wrath, sustaining uprooted trees and some roofing damage.