Bridging the gap: MS Gulfport Defense Forum
Military and state leaders attend the Mississippi Gulf Coast Defense Forum at the Courtyard by Marriott Gulfport Beachfront in Gulfport, Mississippi, Dec. 3, 2018. The two-day event connected Defense Department leaders at the secretariat level with state leaders bringing key decision makers to the state to show its tremendous assets, facilitate communication between the installation commanders and their associated community leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)