PCSing to The Mississippi Gulf Coast:
Are you military and have orders to PCS to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Our local military bases are a huge part of our community. Our local bases are Keesler Air Force Base, Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport (NCBC), Stennis Space Center and Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula. There is a lot to know about this area and we are so glad you’ve found our website for information!
The Gulf Coast is full of vibrant communities, locally owned businesses, access to public Mississippi Gulf Coast beaches, art museums, kid friendly attractions, outdoor activities, historical towns, festivals, camping, casinos, hotels, and so much more. There is easy access to New Orleans, Louisiana, Orange Beach, Alabama and Pensacola, Florida. Being centrally located to so many different cities is one of the best benefits that you can have while being stationed here. I-10 runs parallel to the coast and provides great options for travel to these other areas close by.
The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is located in Gulfport, Mississippi, and it is within 30 minutes to both Keesler Air Force Base and NCBC Gulfport. If you need to fly in or out of the area, or have family arriving, you won’t need to travel far. New Orleans, Louisiana, also has a larger airport, The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
The beauty of our area provides a “beach town” feel with tons of character and charm. There is always something to do, and throughout the year all cities all along our coast provide amazing festivals for everyone to enjoy! (Hello, Mardi Gras!) Our weather is mostly hot and humid, with the occasional cold spells in the winter months. We do have a hurricane season, so knowing the proper ways to prepare for that is something to educate yourself on. There are tons of resources to provide this information to you and all of the locals who have been here are always ready to help with advice.
If you need guidance on who to contact for public and private school information, lodging on base, where to go for base housing information, or if you are looking to rent or buy a home off base – we are here for that, too! If you have children in school, the biggest thing to know is that there are not any schools located on base, unlike other areas around the country. Your children will be zoned for certain schools depending on which base housing you are attached to. We have contact information for the School Liaison’s that can assist with that information - just ask us!
Cities closest to all military bases (within 15-45 minutes):
Bay Saint Louis, Biloxi, D’Iberville, Diamondhead, Gautier, Gulfport, Kiln, Long Beach, McHenry, Moss Point, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, Pass Christian, Perkinston, Picayune, Poplarville, Saucier, Vancleave and Waveland.
We are so glad you found our website and welcome to the Mississippi Gulf Coast!