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Defense Department to cut Army to pre-WW II size

February 24, 2014

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WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday proposed shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years, closing military bases and making other military-wide savings as part of a broad reshaping after more than a decade of war. Hagel outlined his vision in a speech at the Pentagon, a week before President Barack […]

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Cochran, Wicker and Palazzo support Navy plan to locate Seabee batallion in Gulfport

January 14, 2014

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Thad Cochran

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), and U.S. Representative Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), today said they support a U.S. Navy plan to station additional personnel at the Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport this year. The Navy has informed the Mississippi lawmakers of its intent to relocate the Naval Mobile Construction […]

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Camp Shelby joint forces training center launches UAV research program

December 16, 2013

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CAMP SHELBY, Mississippi — Representatives from the military, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the private sector gathered today at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center to launch a multi-agency research program designed to drive innovation while reducing costs of technology systems used within government unmanned vehicles, an industry worth $8.1 billion, as explained by […]

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Cashing in on Grant’s march to Vicksburg

September 19, 2013

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One has to believe that Ulysses S. Grant has just fired up another victory cigar, and all Mississippians ought to join him in the celebration. This week it was announced that a series of historical markers have been erected showing Grant’s path in his famous march to Vicksburg in 1863 during the American Civil War. […]

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‘Art of Commemoration’ is a must-read for both historians and art lovers

July 15, 2013

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One of the treasures of the Vicksburg National Military Park is the stunning art of the park’s monuments, markers and statues. And, there is a great book, offered free of charge, that gives the history and significance of the park’s art and architecture. “Art of Commemoration” was written by Parker Hills, a 30-plus year military […]

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