NAS MERIDIAN
Lauderdale, MS 39335, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

Arriving

Nestled amid the low rolling hills of east central Mississippi lies Naval Air Station Meridian. It is approximately 15 miles northeast of the city of Meridian between state highways 39 and 45. Meridian’s airport is south of Meridian, approximately 20 miles from the main gate. Amtrak and Greyhound are downtown

Naval Air Station Meridian

  Naval Air Station Meridian supports 24 tenant commands providing aviation and technical training. It accomplishes its mission of “Training the Warfighter” by providing timely, quality services and facilities in an environmentally safe, secure community. Departments working under the commanding officer form the backbone for the entire installation’s functioning. In

Tenants

  Training Air Wing One (TW-1) was commissioned Aug. 2, 1971, as the first Training Air Wing to incorporate the single-site training concept. Until that time, jet aviation students received only the basic flight syllabus at NAS Meridian prior to being transferred to bases in Texas for advanced flight training.

Housing

FAMILY HOUSING NAS Meridian Family Housing is operated under the Public/Private Venture (PPV) Partnership program. Our partner is Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC). Their office is at 716 Gill St. in the Pine Crest family housing area. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8

Base Services

  The Navy Exchange is centrally located near both accompanied and unaccompanied personnel quarters. The main exchange store offers a wide array of merchandise to include: uniforms, clothing, shoes, luggage, domestics and appliances. Other services available include a beauty salon, a barbershop, laundry and dry cleaning, a tailor shop, Western

Morale, Welfare and Recreation

  The Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department (MWR) at NAS Meridian takes advantage of the area’s beautiful weather to offer a wide variety of outdoor and sporting opportunities to people stationed here. And, when Mother Nature is disagreeable, MWR has plenty of great indoor activities and facilities to keep you

History

On July 16, 1957, the first shovel of earth was thrown, marking the beginning of Naval Auxiliary Air Station (NAAS) Meridian, which was commissioned July 14, 1961. Capt. W.F. Krantz received the golden key to the air station, and senior Mississippi U.S. Sen. John C. Stennis was the guest speaker

Meridian and the Surrounding Area

Meridian, which lies 15 miles southwest of the naval air station, is a progressive and rapidly growing city. When pressed for a one-word description of the city, natives and visitors alike would probably choose “friendly.” Others describe Meridian as “beautiful,” “accessible” and “a good place to raise a family.” Centrally

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Story by Maj. Marnee Losurdo on 01/09/2017 KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- The Air Force Reserve's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron and Air Force's 81st Medical Group participated in the joint medical training exercise Operation Magnolia Medical Enroute Care Wednesday at Keesler Air Force Base and the Gulfport Combat Readiness

403rd Wing hosts recruiting event for Airmen impacted by proposed deactivations

Story by SSgt Heather Heiney on 01/08/2017 KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Approximately 120 403rd Wing personnel, leadership and recruiters from Alabama and Mississippi participated in a recruiting event here Sept. 13. In March, the 403rd Civil Engineer Squadron was one of several Air Force Reserve Command units identified

Honor is Their Strength

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