There are 2 Military Bases in Mississippi.
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 reasonable 350-mile radius to many popular tourist spots, such as New Orleans, Louisiana, Atlanta, Georgia and the Gulf.
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 the United States Air Force. This unit is also host to the 2nd Air Force, 403rd Wing, and Keesler Medical Center.
Military Installations in MS
Military installations 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.
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.