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The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) announces its upcoming Triennial exercise, a crucial event in JMAA’s commitment to airport safety and security. This comprehensive training will take place on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN).


JMAA’s Triennial will simulate an emergency scenario, allowing airport personnel and partners such as local law enforcement agencies, paramedics, fire departments, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and other mutual aid entities to evaluate readiness and effectiveness in responding to real-world incidents. This exercise is integral to the Authority’s ongoing efforts to ensure the highest safety and security for passengers and the community. It will kick off at 6:30 a.m. and conclude at 12 noon.


Normal operations will continue at JAN during the event. Travelers and visitors can expect their travel plans to proceed without impact, as all precautions have been taken to ensure a seamless and secure experience. The Triennial exercise is mandated every three (3) years and serves as a vital component in JMAA’s dedication to maintaining the trust and confidence of the traveling public.



For more information, please contact:


LSherie Dean

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority

Address: 100 International Drive, Suite 300, Jackson, MS 39208

Phone: (601) 715-6918

Email: ldean@jmaa.com

Website: www.jmaa.com











The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) operates two airports: Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) and Hawkins Field Airport (HKS). JAN is the busiest airport in Mississippi, situated in the Central part of the state and serving the Capital region of Jackson with over 3,000 acres of property. JAN serves several of the world’s busiest global hubs and is home to the Mississippi Air National Guard 172nd Airlift Wing. HKS is a general aviation airport that houses two emergency response medical air transporters and the Civil Air Patrol. It is also home to the Mississippi Army National Guard 185th Aviation Brigade. The Authority provides service to over 1.22 million passengers per year.