Defence Ministers are to be put on the spot by a delegation demanding an explanation for cutbacks at RAF Stafford.
Up to 500 jobs are to be lost following a decision to end storage and distribution operations at the base.
Now a task force, involving councillors and the local MP, is to travel to London to quiz defence Minister Adam Ingram.
MP David Kidney (Lab Stafford) said: "We have already identified two key priorities for the taskforce. First, to make sure the workers at risk of losing their jobs get the best possible help to stay in work. Secondly, we have to grow our local economy to provide the replacement jobs that will be needed."
He wanted the MoD to work with the employment agency Jobcentre Plus to ensure every worker affected had help finding a new position, he said.
The taskforce would also want to hear what the military base would be used for in future, and whether there was any surplus land which could be sold to private sector employers to create more jobs.
He added: "I am sure we will want to hear the Minister justify the decision to close the storage and distribution operations at Stafford."
Mr Kidney will lead a delegation from the taskforce with representatives of the regional development agency Advantage West Midlands, the Borough and County Councils and Jobcentre Plus.
Defence Secretary John Reid announced last month that storage and distribution operations at RAF Stafford are to end by 2007.
The closure is likely to mean 280 jobs are axed immediately, and follows a long running review of the defence supply chain.
But Stafford Borough Council has warned that 500 positions could eventually be lost.
The cost to the local economy has been estimated at £17 million.
The Ministry of Defence is also to close storage depots at Longtown in Northamptonshire, and Llangennech in Wales, making savings of £50 million per year by 2010.