Posts Tagged ‘BRAC’

CARTOON: Gov. Bryant has a plan to fight base closures

by Ricky Nobile Published: August 23,2013

Tags: base closures, BRAC, military jobs, Mississippi, Phil Bryant

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Meridian, Columbus resume efforts to keep bases open

by Ted Carter Published: May 3,2013

Tags: BRAC, Columbus, Defense Department, Golden Triangle, Meridian, Pentagon, Ray Mabus

Meridian put its military installation team together in 1991 and helped Naval Air Station Meridian avoid getting shut down after landing on closing lists in 1991, 1993 and 1995. Larmar McDonald, a Meridian insurance businessman and current chair of the Meridian Military Team, says he thinks the local air station is the only Navy installation […] [...]

State puts $2 million into effort to keep military bases

Mississippi’s state and local officials can tell you that defending the state’s military bases from closures can get expensive. The state spent a reported $60 million to $65 million in the 2005 round of base closings, an effort that helped to save such Mississippi military mainstays as Keesler Air Force Base, Naval Air Station Meridian, […] [...]

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