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Veterans Affair Gulf Coast Healthcare System chief of audiology celebrates retirement

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www.wxxv25.com – Jazell Ladner – 2022-12-21 21:30:28

The Affair Gulf Coast System in says goodbye to one of their most beloved employees, some know her as ‘the legend.’

In a room full of balloons and pictures of Dr. Margaret Peak, friends and colleagues took turns giving emotional speeches at Dr. Peak’s retirement party.

The doctor is celebrating 51 years in the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the Veterans Affair Gulf Coast Healthcare System in Biloxi. Assistant Chief for Audiology and Speech Pathology Jennifer Barnes said, “When I was 23-years-old, I came here to the…

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Biloxi VA Medical Center Director is leaving for new role in Arizona- WXXV News 25

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-12-07 17:25:31

It was an emotional day for Gulf Coast System employees as they said goodbye to their medical center director.

Bryan Matthews, medical center director, will be departing Friday to take on his new role in Phoenix, Arizona working at their veterans center.

Under Matthews’ leadership, there have been many accomplishments the healthcare center has celebrated which include a new simulation lab, established a tele-audiology program, and more.

Matthews, who usually does not stay longer than two years in the same place, has stayed on the Coast for five…

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23rd Annual Jackson County Veterans Day Program

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by Mark W. LaSalle, Ph.D., Our Mississippi Home

For 23 years, on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour, , their families, and the community has gathered at the Jackson County Veterans Memorial to honor the sacrifices of veterans of our armed forces. This year’s Veterans Day event was held under clear skies with solemn recognition of all Veterans, living, deceased, lost in action, missing in action, and those held as prisoners of war. The goal of this annual event is to remind all of us that the freedom we enjoy as Americans is not without costs for the men and women that serve our country.

Although the theme of this and the many other Veterans Day programs held across our country on this federal is squarely about veterans, it also provides an opportunity to engage the broader community…

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20 years ago, D’Iberville wore the state title crown

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by Curtis Rockwell, Our Mississippi Home

(Photo courtesy of The Clarion-Ledger)

The football team at D’Iberville High School wasn’t quite fortunate enough to make the playoffs this season, but that was far from the case for the Warriors twenty years ago.

That’s because, in 2002, D’Iberville produced the biggest achievement to date for any athletic program in school history as the 2002 Warriors brought home the Class 4A state championship.

On Friday, Dec. 6th at Memorial Stadium in Jackson, first-year head coach Louis Smith and his DHS team jumped out to a commanding 20-0 lead and thumped West Point 33-7 in the title tilt. The Warriors completed a 13-1 season with their 13th consecutive win in winning the lone state football championship in program history.

The Warriors possessed one of the top…

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Woolmarket Elementary hosts a Veterans Day Ceremony

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www.wxxv25.com – Jazell Ladner – 2022-11-11 17:45:18

Woolmarket Elementary hosted a Day ceremony to honor the men and women in our community who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

The ceremony included a performance of patriotic songs sung by each grade that was very emotional for some veterans and guests.

During a patriotic slide show, the school took the time to recognize those who served in the past and those who are currently serving by having them stand up whenever their service branch was showcased on the screen.

Children handed out thank you cards to show extra appreciation as the song…

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Gulf Coast Veterans Healthcare System brings back valet parking at facility

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www.wxxv25.com – Rick Gogreve – 2022-11-09 17:32:20

The Gulf Coast System announced the return of valet parking this week after a while away due to COVID.

This service is located outside the VA hospital and is in operation every Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Veterans are able to drive their cars up to the entrance of the hospital where a valet takes their car to a nearby lot for them, helping them have to spend less time worrying about parking.

Once the veteran is finished with their appointment, they can return to get their vehicle and leave. Chief of Community and Public Affairs…

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WLOX celebrates Veterans Day early with a visit to Keesler Air Force Base

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.google.com – – 2022-11-09 18:44:00

, Miss. (WLOX) – To celebrate WLOX’s 60th Anniversary, we’ve been hitting the road and showcasing some of the communities the Coast has to offer.

As Day approaches, what better place to visit than the ? With everything from graduation, to hunting hurricanes and space weather, our broadcast team is joined by men and women of the armed forces to help show…

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Holidays in Coastal Mississippi

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DAY – To honor our heroic veterans, offers multiple events for the men and women who bravely fought in defense of our freedom, including the Annual Jackson County Veterans Day Program and Veterans Day Weekend at the Mississippi Aquarium! Put on your red, white, and blue then come on out to honor our veterans!


THANKSGIVING – Thanksgiving Day on the Secret Coast…

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Saluting Veterans and Military Families Across Mississippi – Our Mississippi Home

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by Cherie Ward, Our Mississippi Home

November marks National Veteran and Military Families month, highlighted by Veteran’s Day on Friday, Nov. 11. Here are some of the events celebrating service members and their families.

Gulf Coast Veterans Parade

Kick off the weekend by supporting local at the 2022 Gulf Coast Veterans Day Parade in on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. The celebration of our nation’s veterans will take place downtown Gulfport beginning on 19th Street. Everyone at the parade will be given a to wave during the parade.

The parade will include dozens of veterans groups, active-duty military, marching bands, JROTC units, and patriotic floats. Gulf Coast Veterans Parade President Jim Hollingsworth said, “I think there should be a real appreciation for veterans. I don’t know that…

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Gulf Coast Veterans Parade rolls through Gulfport this Saturday

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www.wxxv25.com – Ansley Brent – 2022-11-01 17:34:57

Kick off the weekend by showing appreciation to local .

The 2022 Gulf Coast Veterans Day Parade will be held in this Saturday at 11 a.m. The celebration of our nation’s veterans will take place in Downtown Gulfport beginning on 19th Street.

Everyone at the parade will be given a to wave during the festivities.

The parade will include dozens of veterans groups, active-duty military, marching bands, JROTC units, and patriotic floats. Gulf Coast Veterans Parade President Jim Hollingsworth said, “I think there should be a real appreciation for…

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