Key Field Air National Guard Base

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Location 6225, M Street, Meridian, Mississippi, 39307, United States
Years of Operation 1935-Present

Key Field National Guard Base was originally an airport, and it opened as Key Field in 1935. This site was named after Al and Fred Key, who set a record for sustained flight through an air-to-air refueling method. In-flight refueling remains a main mission of Key Field today. The site is currently home to the 186th Air Refueling Wing, 153rd Air Refueling Squadron, 238th ASOS, 248th ATCS, and other tenants.

Known Toxins

The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*

Toxin Potential Effects
Strong Good Limited
PFAS (Firefighting Foam) Potential Effects - - Testicular cancer, Renal (kidney) cancer, Prostate cancer

If you were stationed at Key Field Air National Guard Base and later experienced adverse health effects, you may be eligible for compensation.

*Effects are according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry unless otherwise noted.