Secretary of the Air Force to headline 38th annual Salute to the Military gala

BILOXI, Mississippi — U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James will be the featured speaker for the 38th annual Salute to the Military, set for Oct. 25 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

Hosted annually by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, the event traditionally features top military leaders who come to Biloxi to pay tribute to local service men and women.

Among other speakers at the event will be U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo of Biloxi, as well as chamber president Julie Gresham. The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., with the program to follow at 7 p.m.