The Clarion-Ledger, 2/18/8

A latecomer in the competition to host a new military mission that would create hundreds of high-tech jobs, Keesler Air Force Base boosters made their pitch last week.

Gov. Haley Barbour, Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway and Republican Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker met with Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne in Cochran’s offices Wednesday to sell Keesler as the ideal place for the Air Force’s cyber command headquarters.

Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Clark Griffith, a consultant, did much of the talking.