Military

VA Emergency and Critical Deployment teams provide training in Mississippi

Emergency crews in Mississippi are training this week to make sure they are prepared in critical situations.

AFRH remains on lockdown; positive residents remain asymptomatic

Sailors allowed more freedom again on and off Seabee base in Gulfport

AFRH on lockdown after 6 fully vaccinated residents test positive for COVID-19

Mississippi National Guard honors new senior enlisted advisor

  USM ROTC presents VFW with Space Force flag

  Veterans group home established in Long Beach

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  ‘If the mission is complete, why not pull out?’ Coast veteran with two tours in Afghanistan supports decision to withdraw

  Biloxi VA celebrates vaccinating 20,000 people

  Keesler’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic up and running

Miss. State Guard to welcome new commander in April

  U.S. Air Force changes hair standards for women

Starkville company receives $6.9 million Army contract to curb drone intrusions

  Gulfport welcomes return of Until Valhalla Ruck March

The third annual Until Valhalla Ruck March kicked off after spending a year away. Military members, veterans and other locals laced up their running shoes and marched with a twist.

Mississippi’s Air National Guard receive 9 new state flags

Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann presented nine new Mississippi flags to the 172 AW Mississippi Air National Guard Friday, March 5.

USM nationally recognized for its online bachelor’s degree program for veterans

The University of Southern Mississippi earned a top 50 spot in the U.S. News & World report.

2 evaluated after Fort Rucker training helicopter crashes

The crash happened around 3 p.m. at Hooper-Stage Field. That’s located between Ozark and Fort Rucker.

  Biloxi VA uses robot cleaner to disinfect rooms

Soldier no longer considered missing from Fort Bragg after 24-hour disappearance

  Proposed legislation would help Coast veterans home continue with construction

  Members of 403rd Wing return home to their loved ones

  Veterans head to vaccination site at Mississippi Coast Coliseum

Keesler Medical Center all clear after suspicious package found inside

  WWI exhibit at Armed Forces Museum gets makeover

Staff members at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby have just completed a big makeover of one of the facility’s major exhibits.

KAFB to receive over $3M for new visitor center

Keesler Air Force Base will receive more than $3 million to fund a new visitor center after approval from the U.S. Air Force.

  National Guard volunteers suit up to serve during global pandemic

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve shown you the hard work our frontline heroes are doing at medical centers and hospitals all over South Mississippi.

  Anchors aweigh for newly pinned US Navy Chief Petty Officers

Friday, 38 prospective Chief Petty Officers earned their rank and took part in pinning ceremonies at the Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport.

  Waveland playground takes shape with community support

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but in Waveland, it takes lots of community support to build a playground for kids.

  Mississippi National Guardsmen return home after successful mission in nation’s capital

While in Washington D.C., the soldiers provided military and strategic support to law enforcement, ensuring a peaceful transition of power during the historic inauguration.

‘This is unconscionable’: National Guardsmen relocated from Capitol to parking garage

The troops were preparing to head home following President Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Retired WWII nurse celebrates 100th birthday in Horry County

Though her birthday isn't for three more days, a former World War II nurse got a surprise celebration in Conway.

VFW Post 5699 holds successful food drive

Cars were wrapped around the parking lot, and even into the street waiting patiently for free food. Volunteers were moving back and forth with only one goal, feeding the community.

  Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 based here in South Mississippi

We all know about the Coast Guard station at Gulfport Harbor, but there's another Coast Guard unit set up in the Kiln.

Mississippi National Guard activated for presidential inauguration

The Mississippi National Guard is preparing to send service members to Washington D.C. to provide additional security for President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration on Wednesday, January 20.

  U.S. Space Command to be headquartered in Huntsville, Ala.

The permanent headquarters of U.S. Space Command will be located at Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal.

Mound City National Cemetery Wreaths dedication

Two hundred volunteers were able to place 5,280 wreaths at the graves.

Thousands of Fort Jackson soldiers begin heading home for the holidays

Unlike past years where all of the soldiers pack the airport over the span of 24 to 48 hours, this year, their departure times are staggered over the course of six days.

WW2 Veteran receives first COVID-19 vaccine in Arizona

A World War 2 Veteran was the first in Arizona to receive the much anticipated COVID-19 vaccine.

  Keesler’s Division Street gate could be open as early as Winter 2021

The dust is beginning to settle near Keesler’s new gate at Division Street. The new entry point boasts efficiency and will bring an off-site inspection point onto the base for the first time ever.

  Civil Rights-Era detective honored by Biloxi VA for his work

The "My Life, My Story" project seeks to document the accomplishments of the veterans they serve. Wednesday, the VA program honored Lee Cody of Long Beach, who worked tirelessly to find justice for a woman he didn’t even know.

Gulfport Seabee Base to hold active shooter drill Tuesday morning

Non-emergency personnel will not be allowed to enter or exit the base during the lockdown.

  Alabama WWII Veteran beats COVID-19 in time for 104th birthday

A 103-year-old WWII Veteran left Madison Hospital today after battling COVID-19!

Mississippi National Guard promotes new Two-Star General

The Mississippi National Guard will host a promotion ceremony for Brig. Gen. John “Trent” Kelly.

  Air Force family wins $10,000 Exchange shopping spree from a Subway sweepstakes

The Lala family became $10,000 richer by winning a sweepstakes from simply pulling a tab off a Subway cup back while stationed in Korea.

  140 graduate from Class 53 of Youth Challenge

A graduation ceremony was held Saturday morning at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum.

Miss. Military Dept. partners with private company to provide advanced training at Shelby

Friday, a ribbon was cut to officially welcome Guard Unit to the post.

Five Decatur brothers, who all served in Vietnam, live to tell their story

James, John, Thomas, Willie and Leo, the Miller brothers. All born in Limestone County and raised in Decatur All five of them, Vietnam War veterans.

  Jackson County’s ‘Freedom is not Free’ program honors veterans' bravery and service

Churches, organizations, and people of the community came together Wednesday to recognize the bravery and hard work put forth by all veterans.

  Picayune Veterans Day ceremony hits home for many

In Picayune, veterans in South Mississippi were recognized for their dedication to defending freedom.

Pine Belt students write poems, letters to veterans

Students at one school in Columbia are learning about the importance of Veterans Day.

  South Mississippi Strong: Gulfport veteran shares her experiences to remember greater sacrifices

For Doris Jones, there wasn’t a question in her mind of whether she would serve her country or not. It was a strong calling that led her to a 20-year career in the U.S. Army.

  Veterans Day wave parades bring joy to veterans, family members

COVID-19 canceled the big coastwide Veterans Day parade, but organizers still found a way to honor veterans.

  Final flight of airmen graduate from training at Keesler

Nearly 60 recruits celebrated becoming airmen on Friday. They’re the 17th and final flight to graduate from Basic Military Training at Keesler Air Force Base.

  Gautier High celebrates veterans with a parade

Gautier High always finds a way to say thank you to our veterans, even during a global pandemic. This year, in lieu of its annual veterans day breakfast, the school did a drive-thru celebration.

National Guard helping with Zeta relief efforts

Guard troops deployed to help pick up the pieces following yet another hurricane

  Marines bring Osprey aircraft to Keesler Air Force Base for training

Aircraft that can fly like both planes and helicopters will be taking off from the Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi.

Ocean Springs native named commander of Space Force first field command

Maj. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, was promoted on Wednesday to lieutenant general and named commander of U.S. Space Force’s first Field Command

  South Mississippi Strong: Culinary specialist helping build careers, mentor new sailors

One Seabee has been helping build careers and also mentoring some of the Navy’s up and coming sailors.

  Seabees allowed more freedom off base after COVID-19 restrictions eased

For most of the summer, servicemembers at NCBC Gulfport have been restricted to only essential retail outside of the base. That changes Friday night.

  Biloxi VA drive-thru flu shot clinic brings out veterans

Thursday marks the beginning of a new program from the Biloxi VA to help keep veterans healthy during the 2020 flu season.

  AFRH still on lockdown, but residents appreciate wall of protection

Although COVID-19 restrictions have been loosened at nursing homes for about a month, residents at the Armed Forces Retirement Home haven’t been as lucky.

Wife of deceased Air Reserve Technician hopes law will help others

Amy Delcambre's husband, Air Force Reserve Tech Sgt. Sean Delcambre died in August 2019 from cancer, a cancer she believes was caused by exposure to hexavalent chromium during the time he worked at Keesler’s 403rd Maintenance Wing.

  A year after Keesler reservist’s death, 403rd makes move toward safety

Multiple documents called for a better decontamination facility beginning in 2012, Now, in 2020, the facility will finally be built.

  U.S. Air Force trainees from Keesler training at Camp Shelby

Trainees from Keesler Air Force Base are receiving their Basic Expeditionary Airman Skills Training (BEAST) at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg.

  Army, Air Force team up to feed the BEAST at Camp Shelby

Military partners are working together to train the next generation of soldiers.

U.S. Navy commissioned Guided Missile Destroyer Delbert D. Black

The U.S. Navy has commissioned the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) during a ceremony on Saturday in Port Canaveral, Florida.

IMAGES: Oldest living U.S. Veteran celebrates his 111th birthday in New Orleans

Lawrence Brooks, a New Orleans native and the oldest known U.S. veteran of World War II, celebrated his 111th birthday at his home

  Seabees honor 9/11 first responders with stair climb

The Seabee firefighters climbed 110 flights of stairs, symbolizing the same distance from top to bottom of the World Trade Center towers.

Ridgeland World War II veteran receives medals on 100th birthday

A Mississippi World War II veteran was awarded a Bronze Star Medal on his 100th birthday.

  Keesler’s Fishbowl aimed at gamers, community bonding

For the airmen in training at Keesler's Air Force Base, the place to be during their off-time and practice "social fitnessing" is the Fishbowl.

Mississippi man surprised with Bronze Star Medal on his 100th birthday

WWII veteran Billups H. Allen was given the service’s fourth highest award Monday at The Blake assisted living facility in Ridgeland

  VFW shows officers and first responders appreciation with free BBQ

Lakeshore VFW in Hancock County spent time this Labor Day weekend providing free BBQ plates to law enforcement officers and first responders along the coast as an act of appreciation.

Ingalls bids farewell to the DDG 119

The guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) is now on its way to its homeport in Mayport, Florida.

Biloxi VA to host food giveaway for veterans on Wednesday

Veterans in need of food will be able to receive some help this week thanks to the Biloxi Veteran Affairs Medical Center.

Miss. man booked in slaying of 3, including Fort Hood soldier

NEWTON, Miss. (AP) — Police in Texas say a suspect in the March shooting death of a Fort Hood soldier and two other people has been arrested in Mississippi.

KAFB to conduct active shooter training

Keesler Air Force Base will be conducting an active shooter training exercise on Thursday, Aug. 20.

Coast Guard rescues four passengers near Biloxi

Early Saturday morning, the U.S Coast Guard rescued four passengers from a commercial shrimping vessel.

National Guard engineers extending airport road

Members of the Gulfport-based 890th Engineer Battalion are extending Superior Drive about 1/2 mile. They are also laying culvert along the way.

  Big ship part of big mission for Port of Gulfport as Strategic Seaport

The 700-foot ship looms large on the horizon, and so does its mission to the Port of Gulfport - one of four Strategic Seaports under the command of the 842nd Transportation Battalion in Beaumont, Texas.

VA awards more than $2 million in grants to end veteran homelessness

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced the grants on Friday as part of their Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program.

Miss. National Guard’s largest unit welcomes first female battalion commander

Lt. Col. Annie Lee of Hattiesburg assumed command of the 106th Brigade Support Battalion from Lt. Col. William Walley of Brandon, during the Change of Command ceremony.