WWII Hanger Gets Makeover

Plans are in the works to give a World War II hangar, destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, a facelift.
Today, state officials along with the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport Authority released plans for the new over $2 million refurbished hangar. The original hangar, which is on the list of National Historic Landmarks, was used by the local fixed based operator.
The hangar now sits on a Mississippi National Guard base in Gulfport. When the exterior is completed, it will be turned over to the Mississippi National Guard for training purposes. Adjutant General for the state of Mississippi, Major General Augustus Collins said, “It’s important to the standpoint that it gives us additional facilities down here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast that will be used for our combat readiness training center and our 1108 TASMG. When our nation calls, our soldiers and airmen have to be ready to go. They can’t be ready to go if you don’t have facilities for them to train properly before they actually get that call.”
Airport officials believe the exterior refurbishment should be completed in 2016.

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