2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 14:43:17 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Myrtle Beach (SC) aviation park
Myrtle Beach Aviation Park Plans Underway
City Hopes To Convert Former Air Force Base To Commercial Use

August 29, 2009

The Myrtle Beach, SC city council got its first look at plans to convert parts of the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base into an Aviation Park, which Hugh Owens with the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation says could bring thousands of jobs to the area and millions of dollars to the local economy.

The base began life as a civilian airport in 1937, but was converted to military operation in 1940 and used for training during WWII, as well as a base for coastal patrol operations. It was reverted to civilian use in 1947, and then back to a military facility in 1956. It was finally turned back to civilian control in 1993 as part of the BRAC process. Myrtle Beach International Airport assumed control of the runway, but much of the land remained undeveloped for civilian use


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Lenny Siegel
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