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Naval Air Station Meridian

 Training Air Wing One 
255 Rosenbaum Ave, Meridian, MS 39309
Naval Air Station Meridian

Naval Air Station Meridian or NAS Meridian is a military airport located 11 miles northeast of Meridian, Mississippi in Lauderdale County and Kemper County, and is one of the Navy’s two jet strike pilot training facilities. 

NAS Meridian exists to train the war fighter. It accomplishes its mission of enabling war fighter readiness by providing timely, quality services and facilities in an environmentally safe, secure community. 

The Air Operations Departments military and civilian personnel operate NAS Meridian/McCain Field and Naval Outlying Landing Field (NOLF) Joe Williams. Their primary mission is to support Commander, Training Air Wing ONE, the wing’s subordinate training squadrons and its associated T-45 Goshawk aircraft in the conduct of undergraduate strike pilot training. 

NAS Meridian maintains a separate runway, Joe Williams Outlying Landing Field (OLF), approximately 25 miles northwest of the main air station. Joe Williams OLF is an 8,000 foot long runway located in a rural area between the communities of Bogue Chitto and De Kalb. The field is used to reduce traffic congestion at the main air station, primarily when students are conducting Field Carrier Landing Practice in preparation for initial aircraft carrier qualification. 

Arriving at Naval Station Meridian
 
NAS Meridian 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. 
 
Reporting staff and student pilots may check in with NAS Security Dispatch after hours to stop leave charging but must report to their command pass liaison representative during normal working hours to complete processing. Go to the administrative department of the command to which you are reporting. 
 
Naval Technical Training Center “A” School students check in at: NTTC Quarterdeck in Building 360. MATSS-1 “A” School students check in at: Building 353, Room 110. Reservists assigned to the Navy Operational Support Center are required to muster with their unit mustering petty officer no later than 7 a.m. on the first drill day or with the NOSC CDO if performing drills on a normal workday. 
 
All NAS Meridian and tenant command personnel must check in with the Fleet and Family Support Center in order to schedule a seat to attend the Welcome Aboard program. This program is required for all newly reporting personnel. 

Base Population

More than 4,000 military and civilian personnel and dependents.