Yes, we were in Gluckstadt until last spring and Got Gear is where I purchased my bike 11 years ago.No, I didn't work at Stennis or in that area. I left when I was 18, was at various Air Force locations, then in California for about 15 years, followed by Texas and New Mexico (same company) for 17 with Lockheed Martin flight test. I retired and moved back home about 20 miles due south of Mendenhall.
The shop I went to was Cycle Service Plus, a generic all-brands shop on Highway 80 in Pearl. But if you were in Jackson, you're probably aware of them.
And yes, we can absolutely gather up at some point and ride. A bit cautious these days due to virus activity, but would like that. Brother-in-law and I actually were down that way (sort of) last Saturday, taking a wide two-lane route to the Shed in Ocean Springs for lunch.
You must be in the Mt. Olive area. I've been up and down US 49 so many times over the years I don't pay much attention to the ride any more. But down through Vancleave to The Shed on Hwy 57 would be a good day. They have the second best ribs I've ever had. Always stop there if I'm passing through. I doubt RayJ has ever eaten there and it would be a good place to meet up.