Biloxi, Keesler participate in joint exercise

The 81st Training Wing of the Keesler Air Force Base and the City of Biloxi will participate in a joint exercise on Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon near the Keesler main gate on White Avenue.

The exercise will be isolated to the intersection of Irish Hill Drive and White Avenue causing the closure of the White Avenue gate. Base access will be available during that time at the Meadows or Pass Road gates.

The area will be marked by cones and a digital sign board notifying motorist.  Law enforcement will also be in the area to re-route traffic.

The exercise is designed to evaluate the capability and readiness of emergency and fire responders as well as test the integrated communication abilities.  

For more information, call the 81st Training Wing Public Affairs Office at 228-377-2783.  


News and notes

City council:  During the Biloxi City Council meeting yesterday, certificates were presented to the 2017 Mardi Gras Shoebox winners, Oscar Renda gave a road paving update and the council approved a resolution directing the sale and award of the General Obligation Public Improvement Bond.  To see images from that meeting, click here.

Bike Biloxi:  Cyclists in this month’s Bike Biloxi event will get a chance to tour the Biloxi Brewing Company at the conclusion of the 6.5 mile ride.  To see the Biloxi Main Street event flyer, click here.

Grillin’ on the Green:  The annual grilling competition returns to the Biloxi Town Green on Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  To find out more about the Biloxi Main Street event, including limited vendor space, click here.