Columbus AFB

Air Force Base | Columbus AFB, MS 39710

Home of the 14th Flying Training Wing, Air Education and Training Command, which is commonly known as AETC, Columbus Air Force Base is situated in Columbus, Mississippi. More than 11,500 personnel members serve at Columbus Air Force Base, which is located in Lowndes County and is within a...

Keesler AFB

Air Force Base | Keesler AFB, MS 39534

Situated roughly one hour east of New Orleans, LA and one hour west of Mobile, AL is Keesler Air Force Base. Located on the Gulf Coast in Biloxi, Mississippi, this installation is hosted by the 81st Training Wing (81TRW) which serves as the electronics training Center of Excellence for...

Military Installations in MS

Military bases in Mississippi include Keesler Air Force Base, Gulfport Battalion Center, NS Pascagoula, NAS Meridian, and Columbus AFB.

The capital of Mississippi is Jackson which is centrally located in the state and has several nice shopping malls.

The sales tax rate is 7 percent, the income tax varies from 3 to 5 percent and they rank next to last for education out of the fifty states.

Climate and Industry

The climate in Mississippi is considered to be mild with short winters, hot summers and an average rainfall of 56 inches a year. MS has a variety of industries which include fishing, farming, manufactured goods, mining, meat packing and gambling. Of course they are probably best known for their floating casinos which line up along the Mississippi River and gulf coast.

Outdoor Activities

Mississippi has a large number of parks and wildlife areas that offer a variety of activities which include hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, camping, biking and geocaching. Geocaching is a new sport where people use a GPS device and input a set of coordinates in order to search for a hidden treasure known as a geocache.