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Naval Air Station Meridian

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

In Meridian, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are short and cold; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. 

The hot season is from May 23 to September 23, with an average daily high temperature above 84 degrees. The cool season is from November 30 to February 23, with an average daily high temperature below 64 degrees. 

The best times of year for warm-weather activities are from mid April to mid June and from late August to mid October. 

Cost of Living

The overall cost of living index in Meridian, MS is 77. which is 7% lower than the Mississippi average and 23% lower than the national average. 

Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Meridian, MS are 7% lower than the Mississippi average and 17% lower than the national average. 

Getting to Know the Area
Centrally located in the Southwest, the town of Meridian is just 15 miles southwest of the naval air station. 
The local entertainment and art scene offers exceptional opportunities not often found in a town of Meridian’s size. The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience — known as The MAX — showcases Mississippi’s global legacy in every area of the arts, honors Mississippi’s legends in arts and entertainment and inspires tomorrow’s artists through exhibitions, performances, classes and events. 
Amusement and tourist attractions in the area cater to both the young and the young at heart. Annually, Meridian hosts the State Games of Mississippi, which brings almost 5,000 amateur athletes to town for the Olympic-style competition. 
Lauderdale County is home to several historic trail markers. They include The Civil Right Trail, The Civil War Trail and the Musical Legacy Trail. 
Thanks to its hospitable climate, Mississippi is one of America’s great “outdoor” states. Near Meridian, there are some 4,000 acres in the upper reaches of the Lake Okatibbee reservoir area that are licensed to the Mississippi Fish and Game Commission as a game management area for public hunting. 



Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.