WLOX Editorial: We applaud efforts to protect South Mississippi's military bases

The military installations in our region are an important part of the defense of our country. The bases are also important to the economy of South Mississippi. At the moment, there are no plans to shut down local bases, but that does not mean it could not happen in the future.

A group of retired military, the Harrison County Military Team, and other local leaders are dedicated to saving the bases if a new round of closures comes along. The group points out that the active military cannot defend their bases against possible closure. That role falls to the local community.

We applaud their efforts and vigilance in promoting the value of the bases in South Mississippi. That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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