Welcome to the 186th Air Refueling Wing

Welcome to the official World Wide Web site of the 186th Air Refueling Wing. This site is provided as a public service through the cooperative efforts of the186th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs and the Mississippi Air National Guard.

186th ARW Mission

The Mission of Key Field Air National Guard Base, the 186th Air Refueling Wing, and associated tenant units is to provide rapid global mobility and agile combat support to our state and nation.

Our Vision

To be THE BEST Air Mobility Unit, the standard by which others are measured.

ANG State Mission

When Air National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) or the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard. Each of the 54 National Guard organizations is supervised by the adjutant general of the state or territory. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations.

ANG Federal Mission

The Air National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). During peacetime, the combat-ready units and support units are assigned to most Air Force major commands to carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Public Affairs Office

186 ARW Public Affairs

Public Affairs does not act as an operator service. They do not have the capability to redirect incoming calls to other offices. Please contact the base operator for these services.

Base Operator 601-484-9000

186 ARW
6225 M Street
Meridian, MS  39307-7112

601-484-9803, 601-484-9422 or 601-484-9580

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