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AFRH receives rapid COVID-19 testing equipment

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith on Tuesday thanked the Defense Logistics Agency for granting her request to expedite the delivery of equipment necessary for rapid COVID-19 testing at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport. Hyde-Smith sought the machinery and supplies…

Fifth annual Vettes for Vets Parade

A local car club decided to celebrate our nation’s birthday with some veterans! Gulfport is home to the only Armed Forces Retirement Home outside of Washington, D.C. and the Gulfport Corvette Club brought a Fourth of July celebration right to…

Armed Forces Retirement Home presents check to Feed my Sheep

People from the Armed Forces Retirement Home gave back to the community in a big way today. They spent the majority of their life serving their country, now they are giving back to their community! The Protestant Congregation at the…

Armed Forces Retirement Home Mardi Gras Parade

The Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport filled the hallways with floats and beads at their Mardi Gras Parade and Social. The Krewe of NAMAC, which consisted of Navy, Army, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard residents had a blast…

Armed Forces Retirement Home response to rate increase

There has been a lot of buzz around the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport since the announcement of fees being raised in April of this year which has caused over 100 residents to move. Today, officials at the AFRH…

Armed Forces Retirement Home rate increase

Imagine your rent going up by almost $1600, shocking right? Well, that is a reality for some residents at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport. Robert Guenther turned 19-years-old while he was in basic training for the Air Force.…

Flag Day Ceremony

Today we look back at the lives sacrificed so we can fly the flag high today and some who now live at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport still remember the faces of those who paid the ultimate price…

Rent increase at Armed Forces Retirement Home

Rent for some veterans living at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport and in Washington, D.C. will rise to cover a $22 million annual deficit to operate the homes. Residents were informed Monday that rent currently capped at 40…

Honoring our veterans at the Armed Forces Retirement Home

Hundreds of people gathered on a single mission at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport today for its annual open house. News 25’s Toni Miles was at this annual event and shows us how people from all walks of…

Cruisin’ the Coast at the Armed Forces Retirement Home

For those at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, it’s not possible for many of the residents to go out to Cruisin’ the Coast events. With the help of a local car club, Cruisin’ the Coast was brought to…

Vettes for Vets

What better way to celebrate our nation’s independence than with a parade of cars all made with American ingenuity? News 25 was present as the Gulf Coast Corvette Club rolled into the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport for the…

Flag Day ceremony at Armed Forces Retirement Home

The Stars and Stripes flew proudly over a small crowd at the Armed Forces Retirement Home for a Flag Day ceremony. Retired Gulfport District Fire Chief Donald Knox was the guest speaker for the event. Knox spoke on the history…

WWII veteran celebrates her 100th birthday

World War II veteran and Armed Forces Retirement Home resident Marion Ritchie celebrated turning 100 today with a big birthday bash surrounded by family, friends, and even some local and state leaders. Members from Seabee unit 133 saluted Marion as…

15 New Norovirus Cases at Armed Forces Retirement Home

The norovirius affecting 62 residents at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport is dangerous and very contagious, according to local health officials. Fifteen new cases of the norovirus were reported today. Out of the 62 residents infected with the…

Veterans Day Ceremony at Armed Forces Retirement Home

The Armed Forces Retirement Home opened doors to the public today for their annual Veterans Day ceremony. An opportunity to show respect and appreciation for those who served our country, the Armed Forces Retirement Home hosted its annual Veterans Day…

Flag Day Ceremony at the Armed Forces Home

This is the first time in history Flag Day was officially celebrated at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport. Residents and members of the community filled the seats for a Flag Day ceremony. There was a presentation of colors,…