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Keesler changes dates for '15 air show

Keesler Air Force Base has changed the dates for its 2015 Air Show and Open House to March 28-29.

Specific attractions and headliners for the spring event will be announced in the coming months, the announced Wednesday.

The show was previously scheduled for April 11-12.

"An air show is the perfect way to show strong support for our Air Force and for us to show how much we appreciate it," base spokesman Jerry Taranto previously said about the show.

The show was a regular occurrence on the Coast  until 2011, when it was chopped due to federal budget cuts.

The last two shows, in 2009 and 2011, drew 142,000 and 160,000 people to the base.

For more information on the '15 show, call the Air Show hotline at 377-3901 or email