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October 17, 2018

Altus Trophy on display at GPT

Starting today the 2017 Altus Trophy will be on display at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport through early 2019.

The Biloxi Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and surrounding community was selected as this year’s Altus trophy recipient on May 18 based on its support and dedication to Keesler Air Force Base.

The Altus Military Affairs Committee, in partnership with the Altus Chamber of Commerce, awards the Altus Trophy to a community who provides the best support to its local military installation.

“It is an incredible honor for the Biloxi Bay Area Chamber of Commerce to accept the 2017 Altus Trophy.  We on the MS Gulf Coast have always known how special the relationship between our community and Keesler AFB is.  But, upon winning this award, we are now able to show the rest of the country how special our relationship is.  Our Coast economy would not be what it is without the presence of the men and women at Keesler AFB, and for that we are extremely proud and grateful,” said Cree Cantrell, Biloxi Bay Area Chamber of Commerce board member. “The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is the perfect place to display this award for all of our residents and visitors alike to see and appreciate.”

“The airport has a tremendous longstanding partnership with the military and is pleased to display the trophy so that it can be viewed by those traveling to and from the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” said Teckie Hinkebein, Director of Marketing at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.

The public may view the Altus Trophy on the ground floor of the airport terminal near baggage claim.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Teckie Hinkebein, Director of Marketing
Office: (228) 863-5951
Cell: (228) 236-4251
thinkebein@flygpt.com