The Mississippi Gulf Coast is home to all branches of the military – Keesler Air Force Base, Naval Construction Battalion Center, the U.S. Navy at John C. Stennis Space Center, the U.S. Coast Guard, and Air and Army National Guard locations all call South Mississippi home.  These include missions such as the Hurricane Hunters, Electronic Training Center of Excellence, Riverine Warfare, Forward Theater Infrastructure Construction, Ocean Modeling and Weather Prediction for the U.S. Fleet. The U.S. Military impact on South Mississippi is significant.

Installation Payroll Impact Employees
Keesler Air Force Base $348 MM $868 MM 10,640
Naval Construction Battalion Center $245 MM $365 MM 3,800*
Camp Shelby $70 MM NA** 1,550
U.S. Navy – Stennis  $100 MM $247 MM 1,920
Joint Readiness Training Center $43 MM $111 MM 1,850
U.S. Coast Guard $11 MM NA** 142
TOTALS $817 MM $1,591 B 19,902

* Civilian employment Not Available

** Not Available