NAS MERIDIAN HOUSING: 2 ON-BASE OPTIONS
IntroductionWelcome to your new home at Naval Air Station Meridian, located 11 miles outside of Meridian, Mississippi. NAS Meridian trains Sailors and Marines in aviation and technical-related fields. The city of Meridian is steeped in history and gives you easy access to other metropolitan areas, including New Orleans, Memphis, Atlanta, Birmingham, and more. With the NAS Meridian housing options covered here, you can focus on the things that matter most. You’ll enjoy the community around NAS Meridian, located mostly in the city of Meridian, Mississippi proper, whether you live in on-base NAS Meridian housing or off-base. This community is friendly to its military neighbors, of which NAS Meridian supports about 3,000 personnel. This article will go over your housing options both on-post and in the local community.
Related read:NAS Meridian: In-Depth Welcome Center
Mississippi BAHHere are the average BAH rates for NAS Meridian in 2021. To look up your Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for additional zip codes, please follow this link. This is a great tool to help you create a budget and guide you through your home search. To learn more about your military BAH rate, visit our in-depth guide here.
NAS Meridian Barracks
NAS Meridian Unaccompanied Housing Office718 Gill St. Meridian, MS 39305
Phone: 1 (601) 679-2616 At NAS Meridian, unaccompanied housing is available to E1 to E3 and E4 with less than four years of service. Depending on availability, senior personnel also have the opportunity to live in unaccompanied housing. All single service sailors must report to their unit to be assigned barracks space. Any personnel arriving on post after service hours will be assigned temporary living quarters until the next duty day. All sailors requiring Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing must also have a current (within 60 days) end-of-month Leave and Earning Statement. Your check-in point will be building 208. Accommodations are one to two-person rooms with linen provided, along with lounges in the facilities that include televisions, laundry facilities, and vending machines. Unaccompanied housing also includes fitness facilities, dining, recreational, and religious amenities, all typically within walking distance from your room. Before your move, be sure to gather the following documents: birth, marriage, and divorce certificates, medical records, education transcripts, travel orders, housing goods and shipping documents, the previous year’s tax returns, wills and estate titles, savings account documents, and spouse employment records. The Unaccompanied Housing facilities strive to provide a personal residence that creates a comfortable, functional, and well-maintained home with a mission to take pride in the community.
NAS Meridian Housing OfficeThe first thing you will be required to do once you arrive at NAS Meridian, even if you plan to live off-post, is head to the Housing Division Office. There you will receive a warm welcome from a team of professionals looking to help take the stress out of relocating. You will get assistance here with all of your housing needs and any information you need on military relocation. The Housing Division Office provides services that will help you with referrals, relocation assistance, guidance for entering a lease agreement, and tenant-landlord disputes.
NAS Meridian Housing Division Office718 Gill St. Meridian, MS 39305
Phone: 1 (601) 679-2616
NAS Meridian Base Housing Options
NAS Meridian Family Homes with Balfour Beatty CommunitiesNAS Meridian housing is privately owned by the Balfour Beatty Communities and serves Naval families stationed at NAS Meridian. We advise you to contact the Housing Management Office as soon as you know that you are moving to NAS Meridian. There, you will receive the latest information about housing and help with the application process from the government housing team. You will also be informed about post-specific policies related to NAS Meridian housing. You’ll be situated right on the station at NAS Meridian in the Family Housing communities in a wide variety of three- to four-bedroom floor plans. Amenities depend on the type of unit that you rent, but some amenities include updated finishes, ample storage and closet space, fully equipped kitchens, and master suites. The community itself offers some great walking paths and a pet-friendly environment. The gated community offers many amenities and community services that make your new posting really feel like home. Amenities include a community center with a playroom, dog park, lawn care services, any time maintenance, picnic areas, playgrounds, and walking paths. Applying for government housing is similar to living in local neighborhoods. You will sign a tenant lease agreement, typically for a one-year term. Your lease will include a military clause and a lease termination clause. Rent is paid by authorizing an allotment of your BAH that is paid directly to the Housing Division. If your family has school-aged children, there is no school on base. Any personnel living on base will send school-age children to Northeast Lauderdale Elementary School, Middle School, and High School. Bus transportation is provided for any student living on base. Learn more about local schools here.
NAS Meridian Family Housing Neighborhoods
1. Juniper Ridge NeighborhoodRanks: E7-E9, O1-O5 You’ll have options of spacious three- or four-bedroom homes in this neighborhood within the NAS Meridian Family Homes. Amenities include central air, master suites, a porch, and exterior storage. You’ll have access to multiple playgrounds here and a dog park.
2. Pine Crest NeighborhoodRanks: E1-E9 You’ll have your choice of either three- or four-bedroom units in the Pine Crest Neighborhood. Amenities include central air, master suites, and a covered patio. You will have access to multiple playgrounds here and are just a short walking distance from the community center.
NAS Meridian Family Housing DivisionNAS Meridian Homes 716 Gill St. Meridian, MS 39305
Phone: 1 (601) 679-7669
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 0800 - 1700
Wednesday: 0800 - 1900
Saturday: 10:00 - 1600
ConclusionWe know that relocating can be a stressful endeavor, but we hope this NAS Meridian housing guide has given you a place to start while planning your move to your new posting at NAS Meridian. We hope you enjoy your new adventure in Mississippi in the housing offerings at NAS Meridian Family Homes. Always plan ahead and check availability based on rank and waiting lists through the NAS Meridian Housing Service. More like this: 21 Things To Do in Meridian, MS, Near NAS Meridian
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