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 

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  • NAS MERIDIAN, Miss. (File photo) Aviators in training fly the T-45C Goshawk while stationed at Naval Air Station Meridian.
  • The first women to serve in the U.S. Navy were nurses, beginning with the “Sacred Twenty” appointed after Congress established the Navy Nurse Corps on 13 May 1908. The first large-scale enlistment of women into the Navy met clerical shortages during World War I, and the second came months before the United States entered World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Public Law 689 creating the Navy’s women reserve program on 30 July 1942, which paved the way for officer and enlisted women to enter the Navy. On 22 February 1974, the Navy designated the first woman as an aviator. On 7 March 1994, the Navy issued the first orders for women to be assigned aboard a combatant ship, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). Today, women serve in every rank from seaman to admiral and in every job from naval aviator to deep-sea diver.
  • 190225-N-CH038-038 - MERIDIAN, Miss. (Feb. 25, 2019) - Naval Chaplaincy School Commanding Officer Capt. Steven Moses, left, and Senior Chief Religious Program Specialist Temeca Brown cut the ribbon at the opening of the new Religious Program Specialist
  • 190228-N-CH038-025 - MERIDIAN, Miss. (Feb. 28, 2019) - Yeoman 1st Class Jennifer Purcell, left, accepts the AC2 Whitney Powell Memorial Military Citizen of the Year Award from Rick Justice, president of the Mississippi Council of the Navy during a luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 28. The award is presented to an enlisted military members who dedicates much of the off time to volunteering in the community. Purcell was one of four nominees that included Yeoman 1st Class Michael C. Howard, Naval Technical Training Center; Air Traffic Controller 1st Class Darius A. Latta, NAS Meridian Air Operations; and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Courtland J. Morris, Naval Branch Health Clinic.  (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Liaghat/Released)
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