Stennis International Airport Awards

By Jace Ponder, Communications Director
Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission

Stennis International Airport recently celebrated two recognitions – an award received and a milestone achieved.

Jerry Island recognized for 20 Years of Service

The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission at its September 12 meeting recognized Jerry Island for 20 years of service. Island serves as Director of Operations for Stennis International Airport. Pictured, from left, are Commission President Derek Necaise and Jerry Island.

Stennis Airport receives national award for training program

Stennis International Airport recently earned an ANTN Digicast Excellence in Airport Training award. The award, presented by the American Association of Airport Executives, signifies that airport employees and others working at each facility have completed a specified amount of federally-mandated, airport-specific training and continuing education using ANTN Digicast’s web-based training system.

“We are pleased to receive national recognition for our continued efforts to improve operations and safety at Hancock County’s community airport,” said Hancock County Port & Harbor CEO Bill Cotter. “It is a testament to the dedicated staff and their commitment to service.”

The award levels are based on total training programs completed and total number of employees trained at each airport. Levels vary based on the airport’s hub size. Each winning airport is presented with a plaque marking the achievement. Shown here with Stennis’ plaque are, from left, Necaise, Airport Director Chanse Watson and Island.