Gulf coast leaders on high alert for base closure commission

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – A new round of military base closings has been recommended for 2017.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1MGSCP6) an upcoming evaluation of all U.S. military bases has members of South Mississippi’s military and business communities gearing up to prove its installations are valuable and necessary…

…Between five installations — Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport, Trent Lott Training Complex in Gulfport, Stennis Space Center in Hancock County and Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg — the military employs 19,760 people in southern Mississippi.

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10/23/15