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Welcome to Naval Air Station Meridian

Naval Air Station Meridian trains Sailors and Marines in aviation and technical related fields. It is home to Training Air Wing One, Training Squadron 9, Training Squadron 7, Naval Technical Training Center, Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One and the Regional Counterdrug Training Academy.

Installation Information

NAS Meridian is located in East Central Mississippi.


The operation of a Unmanned Aeriall System or Drone (UAS) of any size is strictly prohibited on board NAS Meridian and Joe Williams Field at any altitude, whether the operator is located inside or outside of the installation. This prohibition includes the housing area. Anyone found onboard NAS Meridian operating a UAS or in possession of a UAS that has not been properly registered in accordance with the FAA guidelines may face disciplinary or administrative action, including but not limited to base debarment. It remains unlawful to make any photograph, sketch, picture, drawing, map, or graphical representation of naval installations or equipment without first obtaining permission of the commanding officer. Doing so may result in a fine and/or imprisonment. #NoDroneZone #KnowYourDroneZone #DronePilot #B4UFLY #HaveFunKnowtheRules 

  • 180919-N-CH038-38 - MERIDIAN, Miss. (Sept. 19, 2018) – Vice Commander 186 Air Refueling Wing Col. Eric Bratu, left, Veterans Service Officer Tommy Strickland and Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian Commanding Officer Capt. Brian Horstman pose for a photo during a remembrance ceremony at the City Hall of Meridian, Sept. 19, with Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant’s proclamation declaring September 21, 2018 Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Recognition Day. Military members from each branch participated in the ceremony. The guest speaker for the event was Purple Heart recipient, Marine 1st Sgt. Antonio Marquez, the senior enlisted leader at Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One (MATSS-1). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Liaghat/Released)
  • 180920-N-CH038-12 - MERIDIAN, Miss. (Sept. 20, 2018) – Service members and civilians from Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian emergency service departments as well as representatives from the Fleet and Family Support Center and Morale, Welfare and Recreation department operate informational tables at the Navy Exchange onboard NAS Meridian, Sept. 20. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness and educate visitors on emergency preparedness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Liaghat/Released)
  • 180927-N-CH038-029 - MERIDIAN, Miss. (Sept. 27, 2018) -- Air Traffic Controller 2nd Class Dayton Allen rings a bell inside the Navy Operational Support Center auditorium during the Bells Across America remembrance ceremony onboard NAS Meridian, Sept. 27. The event honored and recognized the sacrifices of the area's fallen service members and their families through the Navy Gold Star Program, a program that serves the families of military members who died while on active duty, regardless of the branch of service or cause of death. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Chris Liaghat/Released)
  • 180928-N-CH038-243 - MERIDIAN, Miss. (Sept. 28, 2018) -- Training Air Wing One on board Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian, Miss., holds a Winging Ceremony, Sept. 28. During the ceremony eight new aviators earned their Wings of Gold after nearly 18 months of training in the T-45C Goshawk. Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence were there to see their son, U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Michael Pence, earn his wings. The guest speaker was retired U.S. Navy Captain Sterling G. Gilliam, director of the National Naval Aviation Museum, and Rear Adm. Gregory Harris, Chief of Naval Air Training.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Liaghat/Released)
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