Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Historic hangar getting facelift

GULFPORT, Miss. – A hangar at Gulfport International Airport that was used during World War II is receiving a $2 million-plus facelift that will allow it to be used by the Air National Guard's Combat Readiness Training Center. State and local officials unveiled a conceptual drawing Wednesday during a ceremony in front of the hangar. The hangar, built in 1944, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011. Airport Executive Director Clay Williams said construction will start in a few weeks and it should be completed in April. The project is funded by a $2 million grant from the Mississippi Development Authority and $400,000 from the airport. (Source: Sun Herald, 08/26/15)