veterans

Gulfport VFW needs help

With Independence Day on its way please don’t forget about our local veterans. The VFW in Gulfport needs our help now more than ever. After being shut down for a few months from COVID-19 they used all of their remaining…

VA reminds that fireworks can trigger PTSD for veterans

The Fourth of July is a celebration of our nation, which often includes thanking our veterans and service members. But those celebrations -- which often include fireworks -- can act as stressors for those suffering from PTSD. The Gulf Coast…

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…

Local veterans need your help during coronavirus pandemic

In a Gulf Coast community largely made up of military members and veterans, our local veterans need your help now more than ever. The 501C3 nonprofit volunteer organization Crusaders for Veterans has been greatly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Their…

Art competition at Biloxi VA displays veteran’s artwork

Artwork made by veterans is currently on display at the Biloxi Veterans Affairs Medical Center Recreation Hall. Veteran-created art including paintings, drawings, photos, and crafts are on display as a part of the 2020 Gulf Coast Veterans Healthcare System’s Creative…

Fundraiser for veteran’s service dog

Service animals oftentimes serve as a life line for their owners. Now, there’s one service dog here in Mississippi that needs your help. Everyday service dogs help save the lives of their owners, but now, one service dog named Jingles…

Veteran Town Hall Tuesday in Biloxi

Veterans, it is time to make your voices heard at the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System’s town hall. This town hall gives local veterans an opportunity to voice their concerns and receive some information about the services they have…

First Quilts of Valor Awards Ceremony

A new group on the Coast recognized local veterans with a keepsake that will last a lifetime. The Gulf Coast Chapter of the Quilts of Valor Foundation presented five quilts to five veterans at VFW Post 6731 in D’Iberville this…

104-year-old vet collects Valentine's cards

Valentine's Day was extra-special for one Purple Heart recipient. One hundred and four-year-old Major Bill White was hoping to gather about a hundred Valentine’s Day cards to add to his scrapbook collection. Well, he did that and more, White received…

Veterans Bocci Ball Tournament

Veterans from three different coastal states got together this weekend for two days of competitive fun. The Bayou Gulf States Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America held its second annual Bocci Ball Tournament at the hurricane shelter off County…

Veterans housing benefits

Many military veterans may be unaware of how many perks they can receive when it comes to home buying. This is why Keller Williams Real Estate Agent Stephanie Mankiewicz hosted a veterans housing seminar in Long Beach today. The main…

National Cemetery wreath pick-up

Volunteers made their way to Biloxi National Cemetery early on Saturday to honor those who gave back to their country. Nearly 22,000 wreaths were collected from graves by volunteers and loaded into trucks where they will be stored and used…

New access to military exchange bases

Today is a welcome home for certain veterans on the Coast. Starting today, military veterans with a zero to 100 percent service related disability have more access to their perspective bases as part of the DOD Veterans Expanded Access Program.…

Gold Star Memorial Monument Dedication

It was an emotional, but happy day on Saturday when Biloxi unveiled their Gold Star Families Memorial Monument. They gave everything for our country and the freedoms we enjoy today. There are more than 50 monuments across the United States,…

Inaugural Patriot Golf Day

The green at Grand Bear Golf Club today was filled for the ‘Inaugural Patriot Golf Day,’ all for a wonderful cause. Shotgun started the tournament at 9 a.m. with community members and golf fans teeing off. There were also some…