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 

  • NAS MERIDIAN, Miss. (File photo) Aviators in training fly the T-45C Goshawk while stationed at Naval Air Station Meridian.
  • KANSAS CITY (April 30, 2019) -- Retired Navy Capt. Jimmy “J.R.” Calhoun, left, presents NAS Meridian Air Traffic Controller 1st First Class Jonathan Epperson with a Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his selection as the Navy-Marine Corps Air Traffic Controller of the Year. Also pictured is Cmdr. Jeff Dugard, Director, Naval Airspace and Air Traffic Control Standards and Evaluation Agency, Air Warfare Division. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
  • MERIDIAN, Miss. (June 14,, 2019) -- The Lance Cpl. Roy M. Wheat Galley received its ninth consecutive Navy 5-Star accreditation. Representatives from Navy Region Southeast were onboard NAS Meridian, June 14, to conduct the evaluations in areas of ordering, storing, paperwork, nutrition, sanitation and customer service. Bill Jones, food service officer, Angela Dixon, contract project manager for Meridian’s E. Turner Services, and their team sustained this level of service even while transistioning from a 50-year old dining facility to a new state-of-the-art Galley, Dec. 12, 2016.  Jones attributes this success to having one of the best food service teams in the Navy.  (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
  • MERIDIAN, Miss. (June 13, 2019) -- Dwayne Allen (pictured), Jeffery Maxwell and Eric Ross recently completed modifications to NAS Meridian’s main entrance gates.  This modification will reduce the manning requirements needed to close and secure the gates. (U.S. Navy photo by Matt Copeland/Released)
  • MERIDIAN, Miss. (June 26, 2019) -- Lt. j.g. Orion Rollins, a student naval aviator with Training Squadron (VT) Nine speaks to students about opportunities available in avaition during Aviation Exposure 2019 at Key Field, June 26.  (U.S. Navy photo by Adam Prince/Released)
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