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Bryant reinstitutes military council; Freeman named chairman

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant is reviving the Mississippi Military Communities Council to promote the state’s military endeavors. As chairman, Bryant named Bill Freeman, adjutant general of the Mississippi National Guard. Jim McIngvale, the Ingalls Shipbuilding director of government and community affairs, was named vice chairman. Nick Ardillo, retired colonel and former chairman of the Columbus Air Force Base 2020 ...

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Air Force decision means new mission, jobs at Key

MERIDIAN — Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, with Congressman Gregg Harper and Gov. Haley Barbour, yesterday welcomed news from the U.S. Air Force that it would immediately begin action to bring a new training mission to Key Field Air National Guard Base at Meridian. The Air Force yesterday informed the Mississippi congressional delegation members and the governor that it ...

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Air Force eyeing Key Field for new mission

MERIDIAN — Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) welcomed the U.S. Air Force decision that could bring a new training mission to the Key Field Air National Guard Station at Meridian. The Mississippi lawmakers were informed that Key Field is one of two final candidate bases for the C-27J training mission. The other facility is the Mansfield Lahm Regional ...

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Keesler commander leaving after short stay

BILOXI — After just a year at Keesler Air Force Base, Brig. Gen. Ian Dickinson is leaving for a new assignment. Dickinson has been named director of communications and information and chief information officer at Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Col. Dickinson became commander of the 81st Training Wing in May 2009. His replacement will be ...

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