In Meridian, our primary mission is providing In-flight Refueling to all US Armed Forces and allied nations' aircraft extending their flying range with the capability of transporting cargo, personnel and medevac operations. Additional missions include Air Support Operations, Tactical Air Control Party (TACP), and Command and Control.
The 186th Air Refueling Wing's KC-135 Stratotanker mission is to provide the core aerial refueling capability for the U.S. Air Force and the Air Guard. This unique aircraft enhances the Air Force's capability to accomplish its primary missions of Global Reach and Global Power. It also provides aerial refueling support to Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and allied nation aircraft. The KC-135 is capable of transporting litter and ambulatory patients pallets during medical evacuations.
The 238th Air Support Operations Squadron operates out of Key Field.Located in Meridian, Mississippi, the mission of the 238th Air Support Operations Squadron includes the Air Support Operations mission and the Tactical Air Control Party mission.
The 248th Air Traffic Control Squadron operates out of Key Field. Located in Meridian, Mississippi, the mission of the 248th Air Traffic Control Squadron includes the Command and Control mission.