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EBCC hosts mental health first aid training

The East Biloxi Community collaborative partnered with the Mental Health Association of South Mississippi to host their second mental health first aid training. This event gave community members free training on how to recognize mental health symptoms and how to…

MGCCC named a Center of Excellence for maritime workforce training

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College on Wednesday was named one of 27 Centers of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education. The announcement was made by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration. Hinds Community College also was recognized…

Keesler to hold basic training graduation on Friday

Officials at Keesler Air Force Base said Monday that it will hold Basic Military Training as scheduled on Friday. Keesler officials said in a press release that the base had minimal damage, which allowed them to hold the graduation exercises.…

Marines to conduct simulated arms fire training Friday

Marne Corps Special Operations Command will be conducting training on Friday night in the 2800 block of 34th Avenue in Gulfport. The training is scheduled to run from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Residents in the area should expect pyrotechnics…

Pitching in at Keesler Air Force Base

Their primary mission is building and constructing and today some Gulfport Seabees put their skills to work to provide cover for those in training at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi. Keesler Air Force Base buzzed with activity Wednesday afternoon…

Protest exercise at NCBC

With the recent Iran missile attack, the Navy Security Forces at the Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport performed a simulation protest. This exercise has protesters outside of the gates and officers inside practicing how to respond and what protocol…

Harrison County School District bus driver training

Before we know it, the kids will be heading off back to school and the morning and afternoon bus rides will come right along with it. The Harrison County School District wants to remind motorists how to keep the kids…

MS Constables Association Convention

More than 100 constables from across the state are on the Coast this week for their annual Mississippi Constables Association Convention. They started off their 43rd convention this morning at the Courtyard Marriot in Gulfport with introductions and an opening…

The fight against highway trafficking

It is no secret that criminal activities take place over the roadways every day, even right here on the Gulf Coast, but law enforcement officers are working hard to make the highways safer. Interstate 10 runs through South Mississippi and…

Southern Strike 2019

An increase in aircraft and loud noises around Gulfport can be attributed to the Mississippi Air National Guard’s Southern Strike 19, taking place through this week and into next week. The Combat Readiness Training Center is hosting a large scale…

New scenario-based training at Naval Construction Battalion Center

Officers at the Naval Construction Battalion Center have created a scenario based training facility they call the ‘shoot-house.’ As a first responder, you never know what you’ll encounter, but training for scenarios like active shooters and domestic violence can be…

CRTC trains local firefighters on new technique

Some South Mississippi firefighters are learning one of the latest approaches in trying to save lives thanks to the Air National Guard Base in Gulfport. The Combat Readiness Training Center Fire Department is conducting on-going training for the Harrison County…

Live burn training in Biloxi

Today was the final day of training for Biloxi fire fighters and Keesler Air Force Fire Rescue. They used three houses on Forrest Avenue and set them ablaze over the past few days. The two departments used the houses as…

CRASE training at the Missionary Baptist Church of Handsboro

The Missionary Baptist Church of Handsboro hosted an official training exercise from the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security for their civilian response to active shooter (CRASE) training. This event will help churches think through plans for emergency situations in which…

Active shooter faculty training at Christian Collegiate Academy

Today Christian Collegiate Academy in Gulfport held active shooter preparedness training for all of its faculty and staff. “It’s a huge responsibility for me. Four hundred plus kids in my care and I feel like their parents depend on me…

Biloxi Fire Department training

Over the next few weeks, members of the Biloxi Fire Department are taking part in specialized training in a controlled environment. The Biloxi firefighters are working to develop a better and more efficient emergency response and they are doing that…