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.

NAS Meridian is located in East Central Mississippi.

  • NAS MERIDIAN, Miss. (File photo) Aviators in training fly the T-45C Goshawk while stationed at Naval Air Station Meridian.
  • (MERIDIAN, Miss) Dec. 10, 2019 – Recently retired Mississippi U.S. Congressman Gregg Harper, left, joins the Sailors and Marines who were honored by the Mississippi Council of the Navy League during its annual meeting at Northwood Country Club Dec. 10. Military members of the Year from various commands on board NAS Meridian include AC1 Nathan Woodlee, Naval Air Station Meridian Senior Sailor of the Year; LS1 Ryan Engles, Naval Technical Training Center Sailor of the Year; Lt. Kirt McKay, VT-7 Navy IP of the Year; Rick Justice, Navy League President; CAPT Mark Maholchic, VT-7 Marine IP of the Year; Gunnery Sgt Chandra Drayton, Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One Instructor of the Year; and YN1 Jennifer Purcell, Navy Operational Support Center Staff Senior Sailor of the Year. Not pictured are HM1 Michael Wilson, Naval Branch Health Clinic Senior Sailor of the Year; Lt. Sean Taylor, VT-9 Navy IP of the Year; and CAPT Richard Dunlap, VT-9 Marine IP of the Year. (U.S. Navy Photo by Penny Randall/Released)
  • Rear Adm. Daniel Dwyer, center, Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA), is greeted by Cmdr. J.P. Falardeau, NAS Meridian Executive Officer, left, and Capt. T.J. Gendreau, Commodore of Training Air Wing One, after he arrives at Naval Air Station Meridian, Miss., Jan. 8. Dwyer was onboard for a familiarization visit and to speak with staff, instructors and student Naval and Marine Corps aviators. Training Air Wing One is comprised of two squadrons, VT-7 and VT-9, which train nearly 100 aviators in the T-45C Goshawk each year. U.S. Navy photo by Penny Randall/Released.


The operation of a Unmanned Aerial 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 

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