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MISSISSIPPI

BRAC Map of Mississippi

BRAC Map of Mississippi



Affected BRAC 2005 Locations
Columbus Air Force Base
Jackson Air Guard Station
Keesler Air Force Base
Key Field Air Guard Station


Columbus Air Force Base

Air Education and Training Command is responsible for Columbus AFB. Realign Columbus AFB through the following actions:
 
1. Relocate a portion of the Primary Phase of Fixed-wing Pilot Training to Columbus AFB from Moody AFB, GA. 

2. Relocate a portion of Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals Training for Pilots to Columbus AFB from Moody AFB, GA. 

3. Relocate a portion of Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals Training for Weapons Systems Officers to Columbus AFB from Moody AFB, GA.

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Jackson Air Guard Station

No BRAC actions.

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Keesler Air Force Base

Air Education and Training Command is responsible for Keesler AFB. Realign Keesler AFB through the following action:

Convert the medical center to a community hospital.

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Key Field Air Guard Station

The Air National Guard is responsible for Key Field Air Guard Station. Realign Key Field through the following actions: 

1. Distribute the 186th Air Refueling Wing's KC-135R aircraft to meet the Primary Aircraft Authoriztion requirements established by the Base Closure and Realignment recommendations of the Secretary of Defense, as amended by the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission. 

2. If the State of Mississippi decides to change the organization, composition, and location of the 186th Air Refueling Wing to integrate the unit into the Total Force Integration:
(a) Establish Key Field as a Regional Operations and Security Center (ROSC) location, with the 186th Air Refueling Wing's Expeditionary Combat Support elements remaining in place;
(b) Reassign a sufficient number of aircrews and maintenance personnel of the 186th Air Refueling Wing (ANG) to the 172d Airlift Wing (ANG), a C-17 unit located on Thompson Field, MS, to bring that unit to a fully manned status, with the Air Force providing retraining where necessary;
(c) All other personnel allotted to the 186th Air Refueling Wing (ANG) will remain in place; and
(d) Offer a mission relevant to the security interests of the State of Mississippi and consistent with the integration of the unit into the Total Force Integration, including but not limited to air mobility, C4ISR, engineering, flight training or unmanned aerial vehicles. Where appropriate, unit personnel will be retrained in skills relevant to the emerging mission.

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