Military

  Camp Shelby to get 1st USO in 75 years

A new USO will soon open at Camp Shelby and it will be the first on at the post in 75 years.

  Nearly 14,000 to train at Camp Shelby during summer 2021

  Camp Shelby Army Reserve unit gets new commander

Coast shipyard receives $107-million Navy contract

  Shelby museum staff react to opening of National WWI Memorial

Hattiesburg native provides support to COVID-19 vaccination effort

Donation to eventually fund 80 full scholarships at USM

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Miss. State Guard to welcome new commander in April

Mississippi’s Air National Guard receive 9 new state flags

  USM nationally recognized for its online bachelor’s degree program for veterans

  Laurel veterans museum to reopen to public

  WWI exhibit at Armed Forces Museum gets makeover

  USM Veterans Center gets $10K grant for food gift cards

USM Veterans Center establishing memorial scholarship for longtime Hattiesburg physician

The scholarship will help a USM military student in a pre-med curriculum.

  Laurel American Legion hosts benefit bike ride

Dozens of motorcyclists from all over South Mississippi rode through several counties today to raise money to help veterans in need.

Mississippi National Guardsmen return home after successful mission in nation’s capital

While in Washington D.C., the soldiers provided military and strategic support to law enforcement, ensuring a peaceful transition of power during the historic inauguration.

Mississippi National Guard activated for presidential inauguration

The Mississippi National Guard is preparing to send service members to Washington D.C. to provide additional security for President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration on Wednesday, January 20.

  Many Camp Shelby museum exhibits to get makeover in 2021

  Alabama WWII Veteran beats COVID-19 in time for 104th birthday

World War II veteran from Ladson turns 104 years old

  140 graduate from Class 53 of Youth Challenge

  Shelby museum featuring new exhibit on Lucedale WWI hero

  Miss. Military Dept. partners with private company to provide advanced training at Shelby

VFW serves meals to residents, staff at Collins Veterans Home

A group of veterans teamed up with Flathau’s Fine Foods on Veterans Day to feed residents at the State Veterans Home in Collins.

  Hattiesburg-area military museums welcome visitors for Veterans Day

Two Hattiesburg-area military museums were open on Veterans Day.

  Marion County pays tribute to veterans

Marion County honored veterans Wednesday during a special ceremony.

  Hattiesburg honors veterans with Veterans Day ceremony

The City of Hattiesburg honored our nation’s heroes with its annual Veterans Day ceremony at Hattiesburg Veterans Park on Wednesday morning.

  24-hour Veterans Memorial Wall vigil being held in Hattiesburg

Air Force ROTC cadets from the University of Southern Mississippi are holding a 24-hour vigil at the Veterans Memorial Wall in Hattiesburg.

  Veterans Day ceremonies scheduled in the Pine Belt

Programs are happening across the Pine Belt on the day set aside each year to honor our nation’s heroes.

  Veterans celebrate 245th birthday of U.S. Marine Corps

On Nov. 10, 1775, the U.S. Marine Corps was created by a resolution of the Continental Congress.

  Camp Shelby soldiers hold annual canned food ruck march

The annual march benefits the Edwards Street Fellowship Center in Hattiesburg.

  Camp Shelby gets new commander

Col. Rick Weaver assumed command in a ceremony at the post Saturday.

  Hattiesburg honors Vernon Dahmer Jr. as Veteran of the Year

Vernon Dahmer Jr. was named Hattiesburg's 2020 Veteran of the Year on Wednesday.

  Camp Shelby museum gets new deputy director

The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum has a new deputy director who was formerly a top researcher for a prestigious national museum in the Crescent City.

Ocean Springs native named commander of Space Force first field command

Maj. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, was promoted on Wednesday to lieutenant general and named commander of U.S. Space Force’s first Field Command

  Columbia American Legion Post to break ground for new veterans monument

A veterans organization in Marion County will be breaking ground in a few weeks for a new monument to honor fellow veterans.

Military Order of the Cootie celebrates 100th anniversary at State Veterans Home

A group of Hattiesburg-area veterans celebrated a special anniversary Thursday afternoon at the State Veterans Home in Collins.

  Miss. guardsman wins best NCO at National Best Warrior competition

A hometown hero claimed one of the top titles at the 2020 National Guard Best Warrior competition at Camp Shelby.

  National Guard Best Warrior Competition 2020 kicks off at Camp Shelby

2020 National Guard Best Warrior Competiton begins.

  Miss. Guard to host National Best Warrior Competition for first time

14 of the National Guard’s best soldiers will gather at Camp Shelby on Sunday to begin a multi-day test of skills called the National Best Warrior Competition.

  Pandemic pushes summer Guard training into the fall at Camp Shelby

Normally this time of year, annual training activities at Camp Shelby would be winding down.

Ridgeland World War II veteran receives medals on 100th birthday

A Mississippi World War II veteran was awarded a Bronze Star Medal on his 100th birthday.

  National Guard reschedules Shelby Retiree Day for Nov. 5

The Mississippi National Guard has a new date set for its annual Retiree Day.

  Late Hattiesburg veteran honored at commemoration of end of WWII

Arthur C. Albert Sr. was honored in a video tribute during a ceremony at Pearl Harbor, hosted by the World War II 75th Commemoration Committee.

  National Guard engineers extending airport road

Members of the Gulfport-based 890th Engineer Battalion are extending Superior Drive about 1/2 mile. They are also laying culvert along the way.

VA awards over $2.1M to end Miss. Veteran homlessness

Several organizations in Mississippi will receive over $2M to help Veteran homelessness in the state.

  MSNG largest unit introduces first female commander

Lt. Col. Annie Lee, of Hattiesburg, is taking up command of the 106th Brigade Support Battalion, headquartered in Hattiesburg, from Lt. Col. William Wally, of Brandon, during the ceremony.

Reunion of WWII soldiers at Camp Shelby postponed

The reunion has been rescheduled for March of 2021 due to COVID-19.

  National Guard’s 155th Brigade participates in intensive training at Camp Shelby

About 3,500 soldiers are taking part in the training exercises.

Mississippi National Guard postpones Retiree Day due to COVID-19

The Mississippi National Guard announced it is postponing its Retiree Day that was scheduled for July 30 at Camp Shelby.

  National Guard taking steps to prevent spread of COVID as 155th begins XCTC training

The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way soldiers are training at Camp Shelby this summer.

  Halfway point reached in home rebuild for Forrest County disabled veteran

Volunteers have reached the halfway point in rebuilding a house for Jack Walker, a Forrest County disabled veteran who lost his home in a fire two years ago.

  Mississippi Armed Forces Museum Reopens

The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum reopened Saturday just in time for the Fourth of July.

  Camp Shelby museum to complete reopening process on July 4

The main exhibit hall at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby will be open to the public July 4, for the first time in nearly four months.

  Number of soldiers training at Shelby to increase in the coming weeks

Camp Shelby commander Col. Bobby Ginn says thousands of soldiers from Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida and Puerto Rico will train at the post from July through October.

  Camp Shelby training unit hosts two change of command ceremonies

The U.S. Army brigade that oversees and validates the training of National Guard and Reserve forces at Camp Shelby has some new leadership within its ranks.

Camp Shelby training unit hosting two change of command ceremonies

Two of the 177th Armored Brigade’s five battalions at the post have new commanders.

Pair arrested in murder of Miss. National Guard member

Jackson Police Department arrested two people suspected of killing a National Guard member.

  Laurel Veterans Memorial Museum reopening

Beginning Wednesday, the Veterans Memorial Museum will reopen to the public with certain restrictions.

MS National Guard returns home from D.C. after 5 days of assisting with protests

Mississippi National Guard service members have safely returned home from their mission in support of civil authorities in D.C.

Mississippi National Guard sends 400 to D.C. in response to riots

About 400 Mississippi National Guard service members arrived in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

  Youth Challenge hosts drive-thru graduation ceremony

Nearly 200 former high school drop-outs from across Mississippi graduated Saturday morning from the latest class of the Mississippi National Guard’s Youth Challenge Academy.

  197 to graduate from National Guard Youth Challenge

Saturday’s graduation will take place at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum and it will consist of two parts.

  First responders ‘light up Mississippi’ for Memorial Day

“That dark space that you have in your heart right now, we in the state of Mississippi would like to light that up right now. We pay tribute to you as well in these days and times. It is tough out here,” said Sheriff K.C. Hamp.

  VFW, American Legion members place flags on veterans’ graves for Memorial Day

Many veterans from the Hattiesburg area spent Saturday morning participating in a patriotic activity that honored other veterans.

  National Guard soldiers hope Pine Belt residents remember the fallen on Memorial Day

Memorial Day will be celebrated on Monday, May 25 and some soldiers with the Mississippi National Guard are hoping Pine Belt residents will not only enjoy the holiday with family and friends, but also remember the nation’s fallen heroes.

  Camp Shelby honors fallen heroes with online Memorial Day Ceremony

During the event, a wreath was placed to honor the families of fallen soldiers.

  Families welcome home soldiers from the Mississippi Army National Guard

It was a celebration Thursday as the soldiers from the Mississippi Army National Guard’s 859th Vertical Engineer Company arrived back in Pascagoula.

  Hattiesburg plans to host non-public Memorial Day ceremony

The City of Hattiesburg and the Hattiesburg Veterans Committee are teaming up to host an annual Memorial Day program at Veterans Park in downtown Hattiesburg.

Students create ‘Welcome Home’ signs for return of Mississippi National Guard soldiers

Coast students and youth council members gathered to create posters to give Mississippi National Guard soldiers a warm welcome home.

WATCH: USM Army ROTC holds virtual commissioning ceremony

You can watch the ceremony live starting at 11 a.m.

  Camp Shelby to host online-only Memorial Day ceremony

The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby will host an annual Memorial Day ceremony in a few days, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, it will take place only on the internet this year.

  Coronavirus affecting annual summer training at Camp Shelby

The coronavirus is affecting annual summer training for the National Guard at Camp Shelby.

  Miss. National Guard honors healthcare heroes to kick off Nurses Week

On the first day of National Nurses Week, National Guard members stepped forward to honor healthcare heroes at UMMC for their selfless service.

Moss Point sailor baptized at sea aboard the USS Truman

A Moss Point native was baptized at sea aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman last week.

Veterans Health Care System confirms one veteran has died from coronavirus

In total, that brings the number of coronavirus cases reported by GCVHCS to six.

  Reeves: Camp Shelby preparing to house 200 hospital beds

Camp Shelby is being outfitted to house 200 hospital beds.

VA hospital prepares for possible influx of COVID-19 patients

The G.V. Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson now has 33 new beds to treat coronavirus patients if needed.

  Gov. Reeves visits Camp Shelby for COVID-19 response planning

Gov. Tate Reeves paid a visit to Camp Shelby Friday to prepare a plan in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Mississippi’s governor has activated the National Guard. Here’s what they’ll be doing...

Guard leaders want to allay any worries in the community by explaining that their mission in this situation is primarily a humanitarian one.

  Coronavirus outbreak prompts changes at Camp Shelby

The coronavirus pandemic is prompting some changes in training and personnel at Camp Shelby.