BRAC: Base Realignment And Closure
The past has taught us number one to not stop working,” Meridian Airport Authority Tom Williams stated. “You don’t defend a BRAC the day the list goes out. You don’t just form a committee and go to work.”
Williams says the community learned that in 91 and 92 when NAS Meridian was placed on the list for closure. It was then that the Meridian Military Team was created.
“It involves number one relationships with your bases,” Williams said. “What’s on their mind, what are their issues, what are things that we can do in the community to help you operate better and remain viable.”
Williams says the team works to keep both NAS Meridian and Key Field off of a BRAC list.