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.

  • NAS MERIDIAN, Miss. (File photo) Aviators in training fly the T-45C Goshawk while stationed at Naval Air Station Meridian.
  • Ensign Daren Whigham, right, receives the Officers Oath from his brother, Lt. Col. Billy Whigham during Ensign Whigham’s commissioning ceremony at the NAS Meridian Chapel, April 1. Whigham enlisted in the Navy in April 2010, and selected as chief in 2017. His future assignment will be as the Air Traffic Control Facility Officer at Naval Air Facility El Centro, California. (U.S. Navy photo by Penny Randall.)
  • Master Chief Dwayne Hinson and Chief Adrian Adkins prepare to raise the flag during morning colors, April 1. All chiefs from NAS Meridian and various tenant commands celebrated the 126th Birthday of the Chief Petty Officer with a Pride Run prior to colors. (U.S. Navy photo by Adam Prince)
  • Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Dylan Pilkington and his Military Working Dog, Daryl, were selected to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Meridian Community College’s Military Appreciation Day Baseball Game, March 30. Naval Air Station Meridian’s Ceremonial Detail Team also presented colors during the National Anthem and active duty and retired military personnel were admitted to the game free. (U.S. Navy photo by Penny Randall.)
  • Children from the Child Development Center (CDC) visited the Commissary onboard NAS Meridian, April 3. Commissary staff took them on a tour of the shopping aisles and got to see the Easter display in the front of the store. (U.S. Navy photo by Adam Prince/Released)
  • Major Steve Maro, an instructor pilot in Training Squadron Nine onboard NAS Meridian, is pictured with his wife, Caitlin, with the certificates that Maj. Maro was recently presented with to honored him as Marion Police Department’s 2019 Citizen of the Year. Marion Police Chief Randall Davis said, “It gives me great pleasure to honor a citizen who cares for his neighbors. Major Maro has been a consistent financial silent donor to the Town of Marion citizens. Major Maro has never ask for anything in return, he simply gave from his heart. His effort to effect the community of Marion has gone without thought for his own personal challenges. In the next several months, Major Maro will become a new father, change careers, and relocate, yet he is still giving to the citizens of Marion. It is selfless acts such as this, that deserve to be honored.” Over the last two years, Major Maro has donated $1,500 to the toy drive and school drive in addition he donated gift cards from area restaurants to ensure that the elderly, single mothers, and the less fortunate in our community could have a meal. He also donated funds to help pay tutoring cost for underprivileged children in the community. (U.S. Navy photo by Penny Randall/Released)
PPV Housing


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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