Posts Tagged ‘Air Force’

Ex-mayor, businessman Chain dies at 84

HATTIESBURG — Former Hattiesburg mayor and businessman Bobby Lee Chain has died. He was 84. He died of cancer about 5:15 a.m. yesterday at Forrest General Hospital, his wife, Betty Chain, said. He was mayor from 1980 to 1986. The city’s airport and the technology building at the University of Southern Mississippi are named for […] [...]

Merchants Co. lands $12.3M military contract

HATTIESBURG — The Merchants Co. of Hattiesburg has been awarded to provide food and beverage services to the U.S. military. The contact, awarded through the Defense Logistics Agency, has a maximum value of $12.3 million. The company will provide services to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Air National Guard. Merchants […] [...]

Pentagon awards contract extension to support jet trainers

MADISON — A company in Madison has a $102.6 million, one-year extension to its Air Force contract for logistics support of the T-1A training jet. A news release from the Pentagon yesterday says L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, LLC will do the work in Madison for five bases in four states. Those are Columbus Air Force […] [...]

Keesler commander leaving for overseas assignment

BILOXI — Brig. Gen. Brad Spacy, 81st Training Wing commander, has been selected for a new assignment as director for logistics, installations and mission support at Headquarters United States Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. According to a news release from Keesler, the general hasn’t received a report date yet, but a change […] [...]

Runway construction at Columbus air base running ahead of schedule

COLUMBUS — Columbus Air Force Base officials say construction of a center runway is ahead of its projected late-August completion target. The Commercial Dispatch reports the work began in March and officials say it is about two-third complete. The $31.29-million project is the most extensive overhaul to the two-mile runway since it was built in […] [...]

Air force base to feel impact of deep budget cut

by Published: April 17,2013

Tags: Air Force, aviation, base, cuts, defense, funding, military, training

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The commander at Keesler Air Force Base says the base will ground planes and reduce training to deal with a 20 percent reduction in its budget. That’s the effects of the federal spending reductions, known as sequestration. The Sun Herald reports  Gen. Brad Spacy, commander of the 81st Training Wing, told […] [...]

Aircraft leave Keesler for Carolinas; Hurricane Hunters staying

BILOXI — The Air Force is transferring 10 C-130j aircraft from Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi to Pope Field near Fayetteville, N.C. The planes are part of the 403rd Reserve Wing, and are being used primarily for tactical airlift missions locally and overseas. Keesler officials say in a news release that the 53rd Weather […] [...]

Governor’s son opens new aviation museum

VICKSBURG — The Southern Heritage Air Foundation Museum held its grand opening over the weekend at the Vicksburg-Tallulah Regional Airport in Mound, La. The museum will be open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at other times by appointment. The museum is closed on major holidays. “The inspiration for this museum […] [...]

Study shows noise, accident potential drops at Columbus AFB

COLUMBUS — It’s been a little quieter around Columbus Air Force Base, and if nearby residents had complaints about noise levels or safety, they didn’t voice them during a presentation this week by Col. Barre Seguin, commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing. The Commercial Dispatch reports a recent study of noise and accident potential […] [...]

Q&A: Richard Sun, Vice chairman and chief strategy officer, Best Tech Brands

Richard Sun is vice chairman and chief strategy officer of Best Tech Brands, maker of Synergyn fuel additive, the first fuel additive to actually increase gas mileage. A transplanted Jacksonian, Sun is the son of an Air Force officer who worked in missile development and grew up traveling. Sun earned his undergraduate degree at Princeton […] [...]

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