Biloxi-Gulfport area military children receive back-to-school supplies

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Military families will gather here at Keesler Family Housing from 3 to 5 p.m. August 1, for a back-to-school event sponsored by Operation Homefront.  

Operation Homefront’s Back-to-School Brigade will distribute nearly 500 backpacks and school supplies to pre-registered military children in Biloxi and Gulfport. Last year, more than 200 military children received free school supplies.

Media interested in covering the event should contact the 81st Training Wing Public Affairs office at (228) 377-2783 or via e-mail at before 11 a.m., July 31, to make reservations to gain base access.

Media queries about Operation Homefront that extend beyond the base should be directed to Heather Altman, Operation Homefront representative, who can be reached at 435-851-9616 or