BRAC Fight Ongoing

By: George McDonald
By: George McDonald

The fight is on to protect 175 jobs at Meridian's Air National Guard unit.

The chairman of the Meridian Military Team, Lamar McDonald, spoke to the Board of the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation Thursday morning.

McDonald said efforts are underway by the team to find the best approach to fight for the 186th.

"We're doing our very best to determine exactly what the Department of Defense is planning or recommending for the 186th," said McDonald.

Both NAS Meridian and the 186th were on the BRAC list for realignment. The proposed changes at NAS, however, are minimal.

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