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.
  • (MERIDIAN, Miss) Oct. 22, 2019 – Public Works employees Eric Ross and Joshua Maxwell rerout a 2” waterline feeding Joe Williams Field. This is a perfect example of the outstanding relationship between FEAD and Production. The JWF gate upgrade project called for a footing to be located  directly on top of the existing waterline. (U.S. Navy Photo by Greg Freeman/Released)
  • (MERIDIAN, Miss) Oct. 28, 2019 – Cmdr. Abram Stroot is joined by his wife, Erin, and their children during a ceremony at the flight line onboard NAS Meridian to commemorate Stroot’s last flight in the Navy, Oct. 28. Stroot retired after 20 years of service and is heading home to Berryville, Virginia, to enjoy time with his family. Fair Winds and Following Seas! (U.S. Navy Photo by Bobbi Coleman-Johnson/Released)
  • (MERIDIAN, Miss) Oct. 30, 2019 – Navy Exchange employees gathered to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month during a ceremony at the main NEX, Oct. 30. Breast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer in women. About one in eight women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
  • (MERIDIAN, Miss) Nov. 5, 2019 – HM1 Quentin Morgan, right, dresses down the formation during a dress uniform inspection at Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Meridian, Nov. 5. (U.S. Navy Photo/Released)
  • (MERIDIAN, Miss) Nov. 15, 2019 – Capt. Brian Horstman, right, commanding officer of NAS Meridian presents ET1 Nicholas Anderson with a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal during a ceremony in the Administration office, Nov. 15. (U.S. Navy Photo/Released)
  • (MERIDIAN, Miss) Nov. 6, 2019 – Lt. Bobbie Orr is pictured with Wayne County High School Supervising Principal Bubba Hathorn and his assistants Anna Mills and Justin Cooley following the schools Veterans Day Program, Nov. 6.  Lt. Orr was the guest speaker for program.  (U.S. Navy Photo/Released)
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