It is the second time this month the tower has survived cuts by the FAA after originally being placed on a list of 189 towers to be potentially closed.
Friday, the FAA released a list of 149 contract towers that will be closed beginning April 7.
"I believe it was the right call to keep the tower at Rosecrans open," said Congressman Sam Graves. "The presence of 139th Airlift Wing makes the airport indispensable to our national security. I am pleased that the FAA came to this realization."
Graves was among several Missouri Congressmen that wrote Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and FAA administrator Michael Huerta asking them to explain how they reached the decision to close 200 towers.