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Keesler, Mississippi work to strengthen ties

Nick Ardillo, Results Mississippi Consulting Group consultant, attends a 333rd Training Squadron briefing during the Governor's Defense Initiative Task Force tour on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Dec. 13, 2018. Keesler hosted the delegation in order to engage in discussion about making Mississippi a more attractive place for Airmen and their families and to attract more defense industry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Nick Ardillo, Results Mississippi Consulting Group consultant, attends a 333rd Training Squadron briefing during the Governor's Defense Initiative Task Force tour on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Dec. 13, 2018. Keesler hosted the delegation in order to engage in discussion about making Mississippi a more attractive place for Airmen and their families and to attract more defense industry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel and members of the Governor's Defense Initiative Task Force attend a 333rd Training Squadron mission brief during a visit to Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Dec. 13, 2018. Keesler hosted the delegation in order to engage in discussion about making Mississippi a more attractive place for Airmen and their families and to attract more defense industry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel and members of the Governor's Defense Initiative Task Force attend a 333rd Training Squadron mission brief during a visit to Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Dec. 13, 2018. Keesler hosted the delegation in order to engage in discussion about making Mississippi a more attractive place for Airmen and their families and to attract more defense industry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Lance Burnett, 81st Training Wing vice commander, briefs members of the Governor's Defense Initiative Task Force during a visit to Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Dec. 13, 2018. Keesler hosted the delegation in order to engage in discussion about making Mississippi a more attractive place for Airmen and their families and to attract more defense industry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Col. Lance Burnett, 81st Training Wing vice commander, briefs members of the Governor's Defense Initiative Task Force during a visit to Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Dec. 13, 2018. Keesler hosted the delegation in order to engage in discussion about making Mississippi a more attractive place for Airmen and their families and to attract more defense industry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Chad Miller, University of Southern Mississippi professor and economic development program coordinator, speaks to Keesler personnel and members of the Governor's Defense Initiative Task Force during a visit to Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Dec. 13, 2018. Keesler hosted the delegation in order to engage in discussion about making Mississippi a more attractive place for Airmen and their families and to attract more defense industry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Chad Miller, University of Southern Mississippi professor and economic development program coordinator, speaks to Keesler personnel and members of the Governor's Defense Initiative Task Force during a visit to Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Dec. 13, 2018. Keesler hosted the delegation in order to engage in discussion about making Mississippi a more attractive place for Airmen and their families and to attract more defense industry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel and members of the Governor's Defense Initiative Task Force attend an 81st Training Wing mission brief on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Dec. 13, 2018. Keesler hosted the delegation in order to engage in discussion about making Mississippi a more attractive place for Airmen and their families and to attract more defense industry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Keesler personnel and members of the Governor's Defense Initiative Task Force attend an 81st Training Wing mission brief on Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Dec. 13, 2018. Keesler hosted the delegation in order to engage in discussion about making Mississippi a more attractive place for Airmen and their families and to attract more defense industry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Fisher, 81st Training Group superintendent, welcomes members of the Governor's Defense Initiative Task Force to Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Dec. 13, 2018. Keesler hosted the delegation in order to engage in discussion about making Mississippi a more attractive place for Airmen and their families and to attract more defense industry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Fisher, 81st Training Group superintendent, welcomes members of the Governor's Defense Initiative Task Force to Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Dec. 13, 2018. Keesler hosted the delegation in order to engage in discussion about making Mississippi a more attractive place for Airmen and their families and to attract more defense industry. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --