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17 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Gulfport Seabee commander 'fairly confident' numbers will remain

Military cuts have hit the Naval Construction Battalion Center just like most other bases.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US Air Force

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Sunherald.com

403rd Wing Commander issues comment on Flying Jennies

Monday, Lauren Walck and Paul Hampton wrote of Keesler Air Force Base's 815th Tactical Airlift Squadron -- known as the "Flying Jennies" -- losing its hiring freeze .

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, US News

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

South MS military families shop for free school supplies

A Texas-based organization wants to ease one burden for military families as they prepare to send their children to school next week.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Family, Kids

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Sunherald.com

"Flying Jennies" lose hiring freeze, remain in limbo

The U.S. Air Force has rescinded restrictions on the 815th Tactical Airlift Squadron, also known as the Flying Jennies, allowing it to replace personnel.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Little Rock Air Force Base, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Sunherald.com

Around South Mississippi

Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast will dedicate the new home of Ednearl "Sally" Epps today from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 4518 Tram Street, Moss Point.

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Related Topix: Moss Point, MS, US Military, US Air Force, Gulfport, MS, Biloxi, MS, Home, Mortgage

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Sunherald.com

Around South Mississippi

The White Avenue main gate onto Keesler Air Force Base, along with the visitor center, will be closed from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. today for railroad maintenance.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, US Military, US Air Force, Biloxi, MS, Bay St. Louis, MS, Gulfport, MS

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Railroad crossing closings continue through the weekend

Thursday, the crossing at Keesler Air Force Base's White Avenue Gate will close until around 6pm Saturday.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force

Thu Jul 10, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Air Force combining training for first time

The C-130J is around 100 feet long with a wingspan that covers almost half of a football field.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Sunherald.com

Joint training mission puts versatility of C-130J on display

Keesler Air Force Base's Hurricane Hunters didn't see it that way. Flying a joint medical training exercise called Operation Magnolia Medical Enroute Care, the Hunters simulated a much-larger storm crashing into the Coast, causing injured civilians in need of aeromedical evacuation.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, US National Guard, US News

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Sunherald.com

Taps is a hit with Keesler's neighbors in Biloxi

When Keesler Air Force Base decided to play taps nightly across the whole base on its "big voice system," a news release was sent out that apologized for any inconveniences.

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Related Topix: Biloxi, MS, US Military, US Air Force

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Sunherald.com

Picture-perfect Independence Day across South Mississippi

Make sure to save pictures from Friday's celebrations because there might not be another Independence Day with such perfect weather.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Biloxi, MS

Stars and Stripes

Keesler welcomes new commander of 2nd Air Force

Brig. Gen. Mark Brown told himself he'd never use the term "dream job," but he just couldn't help himself Thursday morning.

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Related Topix: US Military, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Columbus Air Force Base, US Air Force, Mississippi State, MS

Air & Space

Radar Love

Long before anyone dreamed up the Next-Generation Air Transportation System - using signals from satellites some 12,000 miles above Earth to keep airplanes from running into one another - the job of returning military aircraft from murky skies required pilots to do something they loathed: let other folks, like air traffic controllers, boss them ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Biloxi, MS, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US Army

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Sunherald.com

Riding for the military: Patriot Tour stops at Gulfport's Armed Forces Retirement Home

A day before Independence Day, about 80 Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders roared through the gate and down to the front of the Armed Forces Retirement Home to give a unique salute to the veterans.

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Related Topix: Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, Harley Davidson, Automakers, Gulfport, MS, US Military, US Air Force

Sunherald.com

Keesler welcomes new commander of Second Air Force

Keesler Air Force Base welcomed Brig. Gen. Mark Brown as the new commander of the Second Air Force during a ceremony in front of the Levitow Training Support Facility.

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Related Topix: US Military, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, US Air Force

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