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As Chief Executive Officer of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA), it is a great pleasure to see the Presidential Medal of Freedom bestowed upon a true hero, leader, and native son of Mississippi.


Our commercial airport is fittingly named Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International, and we are proud to represent a man whose esteemed legacy continues to this day. Medgar Evers inspired generations of Americans and others with his fighting spirit, laying the foundation for a more equitable world.


As an Army veteran, he fought for his country in World War II, then returned to his native state to work in the Civil Rights movement, demonstrating his selflessness in serving others. Let us continue striving to uphold the values for which Medgar gave his life over sixty (60) years ago—justice and dignity for all Mississippians and citizens of our great nation.







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 serves the capital region of Jackson, which has 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 1.29 million passengers per year.