|Base Mission and Use
Naval Station Pascagoula occupies 187 acres of Singing River Island, which is located in the Mississippi Sound at the mouth of the Singing (née Pascagoula) River. 1985 Naval Station Pascagoula was created when the Navy selected the Singing River Island location as one of the new Gulf Coast strategic homeport sites. Base construction began in 1988, and the station became an operational homeport of Perry Class guided missile frigates in 1992 with the arrival of the first ship, USS Gallery (FFG 26). Naval Station Pascagoula’s support mission increased dramatically in subsequent years due to a variety of actions: the BRAC-93 realignment of ships and other units from closing or downsized bases; the reorganization of the Naval Surface Force, Atlantic, which homeported Ticonderoga Class AEGIS guided missile cruisers in Pascagoula; and the relocation to Naval Station of both the Pascagoula Coast Guard Station and a Reliance Class (210’) Coast Guard cutter.
|Closure Date and Parcels Transferred
Naval Station Pascagoula closed on 01 Jun 2007. The Main Base was subject to a reverter clause and reverter to the State of Mississippi on 01 Jun 2007. Sandhill Family Housing was transferred under DOD conveyance to the Department of Air Force on 29 Dec 2008.
(Updated March 2012)
No RAB meetings are currently scheduled.
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|Navy/Agency Points of Contact|
Naval Station Pascagoula Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority
401 Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS, 39205
Base Closure Manager
Department of the Navy BRAC Program Management Office, Southeast
4130 Faber Place Drive, Suite 202, North Charleston, SC, 29405
Phone: (843) 743-2133