General Michael Peterson says he is going to miss his hometown. The Keesler commander has been re-assigned to Barksdale Air Force base in Louisianna.
Peterson is the first Biloxi high grad to ever be in command at Keesler... General Peterson has been at Keesler for two years, and although he knew two years was the typical stay, when the Air Force told him he was being reassigned, he had some sadness. Nevertheless, you might be surprised to hear about the first thing that crossed his mind. "My first thought," the general said, " was quite honestly, I am going to miss the spring fishing season, I am not kidding."
That's not all he is going to miss. Michael Peterson says he immensely proud of the men and women who serve at this base. He told WLOX, "I want everyone of them to know they are respected, they are valued and I expect everyone of them to make an input on what we are doing every day."