Military

  The Wall That Heals makes stop in Columbia

The three-quarter replica of the Vietnam memorial in Washington D.C. will be in Columbia from Nov. 14 until Nov. 17.

  Marion County honors veterans during Monday ceremony

Mississippi State dedicates POW/MIA Chairs of Honor at athletic venues

  Laurel American Legion post hosts annual Veterans Day program

  Glade school hosts Veterans Day program

  Hattiesburg High School JROTC hosts breakfast for veterans

  Hattiesburg honors Veteran of the Year

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Hattiesburg native and Medal of Honor recipient becomes namesake for U.S. Navy destroyer

  Annual Lamar Co. breakfast brings students, veterans together

Wounded Marine veteran camps out for 7 days in Pearl to raise money for other vets

  Camp Shelby’s 177th hosts ceremony for three retiring soldiers

  Camp Shelby museum to open on Veterans Day

Covington veteran writes memoir about his time as top Army recruiter

  U.S. Army’s Jazz Ambassadors to perform free concert at USM

A military band that’s been playing around the world for 50 years is performing a free concert in Hattiesburg Thursday night.

  VFW Post 3036 partners with USM military veterans

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3036 presented a $2,000 check to the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families Monday to help the university build a new veterans center on the Hattiesburg campus.

  Gulf Coast’s Armorbearers rebuilding vet’s home destroyed by fire

A Gulf Coast organization which helps disabled veterans with housing needs was in Forrest County Saturday morning, to begin rebuilding the home of an Iraq War veteran that was destroyed by fire in 2018.

  State VA cemetery presented national award in Collins

Staff at a Mississippi veterans cemetery have been recognized for superior maintenance work and service to veterans’ families.

  Camp Shelby Rails to Trails now open to public

1 soldier remains hospitalized after Camp Shelby training accident

  American Legion celebrates 100 years of service

  Hattiesburg American Legion post to celebrate 100th anniversary next week

4 soldiers injured in Camp Shelby training recovering in hospital

  Military leaders release more details on Camp Shelby training accident

  Camp Shelby’s impact on the Pine Belt

Camp Shelby is a vital training base for military across the country.

  4 soldiers remain hospitalized after training mishap at Camp Shelby

The paratroopers are expected to fully recover and be able to return to active duty.

  23 soldiers injured in training accident at Camp Shelby

Several soldiers were injured during a nighttime airborne training exercise Wednesday at Camp Shelby.

  USM Foundation raising funds for new campus veterans center

University of Southern Mississippi administrators want to build a new center to serve student veterans and their families and they’re hoping you will contribute to that campaign.

Helicopter in fatal crash at Fort Polk was on way to pick up soldier with heat-related injury

A helicopter accident at Fort Polk has left one crew member dead

  Gold Star Families Remembrance Week honors families of fallen soldiers

U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith has designated this week as Gold Star Families Remembrance Week.

Hundreds participate in Governor’s Ride benefitting Wounded Warriors

Hundreds of motorcyclists joined Gov. Phil Bryant Saturday for the Sixth Annual Governor's Ride to benefit the Wounded Warriors of Mississippi.

  Camp Shelby hosting Alaska brigade for “Operation Arctic Anvil”

An active-duty Army brigade, stationed in Alaska, is about to undergo some intense training at Camp Shelby.

  $22 million barracks renovation underway at Camp Shelby

Camp Shelby is renovating dozens of decades-old barracks.

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith proposes ‘Gold Star Families Remembrance Week’

The week is aimed at honoring the families of fallen service members.

  Jackson VA Med Center meets with Columbia-area veterans

Veterans from Marion County and other parts of South Mississippi met representatives from the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson Tuesday night, as part of an annual town hall and outreach event.

  Miss. soldier returns early from deployment, surprises son at school

Friday the 13th turned out to be one Hattiesburg 7th grader’s lucky day.

Missing WWII soldier’s remains returned to Miss. family, 77 years later

His remains were found in a mass grave in the Philippines.

  USM to preserve oral histories of 21st century Miss. National Guard soldiers

A new project in the University of Southern Mississippi School of Humanities will feature oral and written histories of Mississippi National Guard soldiers who’ve served in conflicts in the 21st century.

  Florida Guard unit trains at Shelby for first time since 2005

A Florida National Guard unit that mobilized at Camp Shelby for service in the Middle East 14 years ago is back to train for another potential deployment.

  Armorbearers help renovate Hattiesburg veteran’s home

About two dozen volunteers with a Gulf Coast organization that helps disabled veterans with housing needs are spending this weekend in Hattiesburg, renovating the home of a World War Two veteran.

Camp Shelby proposes new machine gun range in floodplain

The plan calls for constructing the range in a floodplain that could be prone to flooding every 100 years.

Camp Shelby environmentalist gets top award from Sec. of Defense

An environmentalist at Camp Shelby has gotten a top award from the U.S. Secretary of Defense.

  National Guard opens new armory in Columbia

Columbia has a new National Guard Readiness Center.

Large military-style weapon found at abandoned Jackson home

According to Major Pete Luke with the Hinds Co. Sheriff’s Office, the home sits on Donaldson Drive in south Jackson.

  Camp Shelby museum remains open for Independence Day

Camp Shelby offered you a great way to celebrate the 4th of July holiday while beating the heat.

The story behind the decades-long break for July 4th celebrations in Vicksburg

Vicksburg didn't celebration the 4th of July for 81 years. A local historian explains why.

  Camp Shelby brigade gets new commander

A large Army unit that oversees training at Camp Shelby and other places across the U.S. has a new commander.

  Class 50 Youth Challenge Graduation held Saturday

169 cadets walked the stage Saturday, officially graduating from the Camp Shelby Youth Challenge Academy.

  Career fair held for Youth Challenge cadets

Cadets in Class 50 of the Mississippi National Guard’s Youth Challenge Program got valuable information about military and civilian careers and educational opportunities in junior colleges and universities Friday.

S.C. funeral home to honor unclaimed veteran

A South Carolina funeral home is asking people to come to the funeral of a 75-year-old Navy veteran who has no family to claim him.

Mississippi WWII Veteran revisits France for D-Day events

A Mississippi World War II veteran and member of the renowned "Band of Brothers" is among those revisiting Normandy this week.

  D-Day at 75: Nations honor veterans, memory of fallen troops

French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump praised the soldiers, sailors and airmen, the survivors and those who lost their lives, in powerful speeches Thursday that credited the June 6, 1944, surprise air and sea operation that brought tens of thousands of men to Normandy, each not

Hattiesburg fire hydrant painted to honor 75th anniversary of D-Day

A fire hydrant at City Hall in Hattiesburg has once again been turned into a piece of art and this time, it’s honoring the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.

  War heroes honored during Purvis Memorial Day service

Serveral honored at Memorial Service in Purvis.

  CrossFit gyms nationwide take part in Murph Challenge

Crossfit gyms nationwide take part in the Murph Challenge in honor of Memorial Day.

Hattiesburg Veterans Committee hosts Memorial Day program

The Hattiesburg Veterans Committee hosted their annual Memorial Day Program Monday morning. Dozens of people gathered to honor those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.

  American Legion Post 210 celebrates Memorial Day

It was a night of honor at American Legion post 210 on Saturday celebrating the men and women who fought and died for this country.

  Shelby museum to open on Memorial Day, receives historic cannons

A lot of places will be closed for Memorial Day, but not the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby.

  Volunteers place American flags on Hattiesburg veterans’ graves

Members of VFW and American Legion posts, along with volunteers from the University of Southern Mississippi and the Mississippi National Guard’s Youth Challenge Program, gathered at cemeteries across Hattiesburg Saturday to honor veterans.

  Armed Forces Museum hosts Memorial Day Ceremony

The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum held a service Friday to honor the military servicemen and women who’ve made the supreme sacrifice for America.

Every AG in America calls for automatic student loan forgiveness for disabled veterans

Attorney generals from across America are urging the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to automatically forgive the student loans of veterans who became totally and permanently disabled while in service to our country.

Study rates best, worst states for military retirees

With May being Military Appreciation Month and significant military pension changes having taken effect last year, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Military Retirees, as well as Memorial Day facts.

New commander named at Keesler Air Force Base

Col. Heather Blackwell officially took over from commander Col. Debra Lovette Thursday morning during a change of command ceremony.

Camp Shelby hosting Florida, Alaska brigades for busy summer training

Camp Shelby is gearing up for a busy summer of annual training.

GOP gubernatorial candidate Waller attends Shelby Retiree Day

One of the candidates for Mississippi governor was at Camp Shelby Friday for an annual Retiree Day ceremony.

  Camp Shelby hosts annual Retiree Day

Hundreds of former Mississippi National Guard soldiers and airmen gathered at Camp Shelby on Thursday for annual Retiree Day.

Kohl’s starts ‘Military Monday’ discount

Members of the military and their families can enjoy a 15% discount at their local Kohl’s department store

  WCU hosts Military Appreciation Day

William Carey University rolled out the red carpet to thank the men and women of our armed forces Saturday, during a baseball game.

Shelby museum to restore three WWI German cannons

Some historic cannons, which have been in Jackson for decades, are making a move to Camp Shelby for restoration and possible display.

  Camp Shelby hosts first Medal of Honor character training for teachers

Several dozen educators came to the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby Tuesday to learn how the Medal of Honor Character Development Program can help their students.

MS soldier reunites with son after Middle East deployment

It was a touching scene Tuesday morning in Collins as a soldier with the Mississippi National Guard was reunited with her young son after a nine-month deployment to Kuwait.

  Laurel Christian students lay wreath at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

A group of Laurel students paid tribute to the men and women who gave their lives defending the nation.

Fort Bragg asking for birthday cards to celebrate WWII Veteran’s 100th birthday

A Facebook post from the military base wants to make Edward Stever’s 100th birthday a very special one. Stever is a World War II veteran and Fort Bragg is asking people to send him a birthday card to celebrate his major life milestone.

Rep. Palazzo appointed to Naval Academy Board of Visitors

Rep. Steven Palazzo was selected to serve on the Board of Visitors of the United States Naval Academy.

  Pine Belt soldier surprises entire family

Husband and father Sgt. Kenneth Lightsey returned home to his family after he was deployed to Kuwait in March 2018.

  Armed Forces Museum hosts first volunteer training for ESGR

More than two dozen people gathered at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby on Friday to learn more about Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

MS soldier surprises son with first pitch reunion

1st Lt. Kaleb Beasley recently returned to Mississippi from a deployment to the Middle East.

  Airmen make 830-mile trek as tribute to their fallen comrades-in-arms

Airmen are trekking across the coast for a cause this weekend as they travel 830 miles from San Antonio, TX to Eglin Air Force Base in West Florida.

Mississippi National Guard 155th ABCT returns home

Soldiers were greeted by their families after serving in Kuwait

Hattiesburg native serves at largest Naval Communications Station in World

A Hattiesburg native is crediting his success in the Navy to lessons he learned growing up in the Hub City.

  Hattiesburg honors late war hero Ensign Jesse Brown

The city of Hattiesburg is honoring Ensign Jesse Brown, the first African American Naval aviator.

USM Veteran Center director Hammond speaks at WCU

The director of veteran and military affairs at the University of Southern Mississippi spoke about Christian leadership during a special chapel service at William Carey University Wednesday.