In his first executive order, Governor Phil Bryant re-established the Mississippi Military Communities Council.
The governor wants to support existing military missions and communities.
Bryant appointed Bill Freeman, the former Adjutant General of the Mississippi National Guard as chairman.
Ingalls Shipbuilding director of government, Jim McIngvale, was named vice chair.
Retired Colonel Nick Ardillo was appointed member-at-large.
It was also announced Camp Shelby recently secured a permanent facility to train soldiers on operating unmanned aircraft systems.
"This system is designed to train all the brigade combat teams, national guard as well as active component units, and fly in the shadow unmanned aerial system," said Brigadier General Augustus Collins.
The unmanned system is expected to bring more than $48 million in new equipment to Camp Shelby.
Mississippi is home to several military bases and operations that create thousands of jobs and generate more than $2.5 billion dollars in annual economic impact.
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