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Gulfport CAO Kelly to retire June 30

Dr. John R. Kelly, City of Gulfport Chief Administrative Officer, will retire after 15 years with the city, effective June 30. Kelly has served Gulfport, and more broadly the Coast, as a community leader committed to improving the quality of…

Honoring Veterans at the American Legion in Gautier

Today dozens of veterans gathered in Gautier for Veterans Day. The American Legion honored all branches of military who have served our country and thanked those who continue to help the community. Respect, honor, and freedom were…

Veterans Day Ceremony in Gulfport

Today in Gulfport, the community came together for a Veterans Day Ceremony at the VFW Post 2539. This free event was open to the public and for anyone looking to say thanks to those who served. Gulfport…

Gulfport native to take command at Camp Shelby on Saturday

Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center will host a change of command ceremony to welcome Gulfport native Col. Richard L. Weaver, the center's new commander, and also to celebrate the accomplishments of outgoing CO Col. Bobby M. Ginn. The ceremony…

VFW Post 4526 in Gulfport needs help

While this year’s Independence Day celebration is over, let’s not forget about our local veterans. Quartermaster James Randall said, “If we go through another COVID-19 shutdown we will have to file for bankruptcy.” The VFW Post 4526 is financially struggling…

Keesler elevates health protection conditions on base

Keesler Air Force Base has taken its Health Protection Condition to Charlie in response to COVID-19. HPCON Charlie measures are mandatory for all Keesler service members, DoD civilian and contractor employees and family members. These measures are required to ensure…

The True Meaning of Memorial Day

Many fired up the grills and enjoyed time with friends or family to recognize Memorial Day. Today, News 25’s Victoria Bailey spent the day talking to former service members about the importance of keeping the meaning of Memorial Day in…

Local veteran creates Memorial Day display

This Memorial Day, some local residents have taken to creating yard displays as a way of honoring the fallen. As an Air Force veteran of nearly 27 years, Ron Southern recognizes the sacrifices made by many of his fellow service-members.…

"Flags In" to honor fallen military at Arlington

Every Memorial Day, people all over the country honor the men and woman who lost their lives in the line of service. And every year part of that tribute begins at Arlington National Cemetery. This is called 'Flags-In'. Things are…

Pascagoula to welcome home Guard unit from deployment

The City of Pascagoula and the Mississippi National Guard will welcome home members of the 859th Engineer Company from their recent nine-month deployment to the Middle East. Approximately 150 Soldiers will be celebrated with a welcome home parade hosted by…

Keesler adds additional shopping day for retirees

Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi has designated specific days for the military retiree & veteran population to shop at the Base Exchange and Grocery Store on base. Beginning Saturday, May 23, the BX and Commissary will be open to…