Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:08 GMT
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned. According to DMR Public Relations Manager Lauren Thompson said DMR received a report about the incident around 6:30 p.m.More >>
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:53:06 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:09 GMT
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue. HSSM released few details on the Monday rescue. They wouldn'tMore >>
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
If you've driven by the Air National Guard base this week you may have noticed some unusual planes. They look like something straight from a Transformers movie, but are in fact a very versatile weapon for our military. They're called "Osprey."
Don't let its odd looks fool you. The Osprey aircraft is a very useful tool for the United States Marines and the Air Force.
"The V-22 is a great platform," explains Colonel Jim Slife, commander of the 1st Special Operations Wing. "It fields a niche capability that we've had, we've really recognized since the Desert One fiasco, and that is the ability to get large numbers of people into and out of small areas at long range."
Major Mike Rendos has been flying the V-22 for nearly six years.
"It's a revolutionary aircraft that no other country, or even the United States has seen before," he says. "It's the best of both worlds and a dream to fly."
Half plane, half helicopter, the V-22 Osprey is unique, to say the least. There are three stationed at the Combat Readiness Training Center in Gulfport right now. They're visiting from the 1st Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field in Florida for a series of training exercises.
"This is an inspection from our headquarters," says Col. Slife. "It takes a look at us once every two or three years, to check and make sure we're ready to do our combat missions."
But you probably won't notice much of their combat exercises while the Ospreys are here. Much of the training takes place on the ground, or flying over Stennis.
"The southern Mississippi area has a lot of great military training venues for us, so we take advantage of that on a pretty regular basis. But this is the first time in the last 20 years that we've come over here and staged," Col. Slife explains.
The visiting Osprey will be training in South Mississippi through the first week of March, before heading back to Hurlburt Field, just outside Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
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