Location: Meridian, MS 39309
Years of Operation: 1961-Present
This base was commissioned in 1961 as the Naval Auxiliary Air Station. Naval pilot training was among the main missions of the base, and the location became a full Naval Air Station in 1968. Military personnel on the base continue to produce aviation and technical training today. There are several units on the base that provide training, aviation, physical, and personnel support.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|PFAS (Firefighting Foam)||Increased cholesterol|
Reproductive, developmental, liver, kidney, and immunological issues in laboratory animals. Tumors in animals. (Source)
If you were stationed at Naval Air Station Meridian and later experienced adverse health effects, you may be eligible for compensation for health conditions connected to toxic exposure.
*Effects are according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry unless otherwise noted.