Gulfport, MS 39501, USA


Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide


Our Military

Location Biloxi, Mississippi, home of Keesler Air Force Base, is the fifth-largest city in the state and is nestled against the coastline of the Mississippi Sound. In driving terms, it’s approximately  90 miles east of New Orleans via Interstate 10; 60 miles west of Mobile, Alabama, via I-10;  575 miles


A part of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Harrison County is in South Mississippi between Hancock and Jackson counties. It covers 976 square miles, five municipalities and has the largest population of the South Mississippi counties — as of 2014, an estimated 199,058 people. The cities of Harrison County include Biloxi,

Getting To & Around

Most people traveling throughout Harrison County and the Gulf Coast choose to drive, enjoying the beautiful scenery of the coastline and beaches along with a well-maintained highway system. Harrison County is easily connected to other parts of Mississippi and the rest of the U.S. via several interstate highways that traverse

Housing & Real Estate

A low cost of living and abundant natural amenities in Harrison County contribute to a high quality of life not often found in larger metropolitan areas. In 2014, an estimated 199,058 people called Harrison County home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Gulfport and Biloxi are the county’s seats. Keesler

Employment & Economy

South Mississippi is home to multibillion-dollar bases — such as Keesler Air Force Base and Naval Construction Battalion Center in Harrison County — that provide thousands of jobs and award millions in contracts to local businesses, according to the Harrison County Development Commission. The commission estimates the economic impact of

Health Care

There are many health care services in Harrison County for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act may change established insurance options. Open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act runs from Nov. 1, 2015, to Jan. 31, 2016, for coverage starting

Family Resources

Picking up from one place and moving to another is stressful enough, especially when kids and pets are involved. So, knowing who to call or where to find information can be helpful. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Harrison County, as they provide important connections to other

Education & Academics

After moving to a new location, you’ll want to know what options are available for educational pursuits. This chapter outlines Harrison County’s public school systems, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children as well. To be


Plenty of entertaining activities — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping — can be discovered in Harrison County. Catch a concert at the Hard Rock or tour the lighthouse in Biloxi. Or head to Gulfport to for Arts Under the Dome. Seabee Day and the Blessing of Fleet are


Majuro Atoll museum, library renovated by Seabees

Story by PO1 Brannon Deugan on 01/11/2016 MAJURO, Marshall Islands - U.S. Navy Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 will be repairing the roof of the Alele Museum while replacing ceiling tiles in the Alele Public Library of the Republic of Marshall Islands. "The Alele Museum and

DeCA stores set record for paper, plastic, cardboard recycling

By Mike Perron DeCA public affairs specialist FORT LEE, Va. The numbers are in: Military commissaries surpassed their fiscal 2015 environmental goals for recycling and diverting waste from landfills. The Defense Commissary Agency achieved an 83 percent recycling efficiency rate, the highest in the agency's history, said Randy Eller, deputy

Battalion recognizes Sailors for completing cycling challenge, kicks off Heroes to Home Challenge

Story by PO1 Brannon Deugan on 01/04/2016 ROTA, Spain - Seabee Battalion recognized four Sailors for participating in a cycling challenge earlier in the year at Camp Mitchell on Naval Station Rota, Spain, Dec. 24, 2015. The Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 S6, computer and information management, department conducted
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