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  • Stanley Chosen as 9th Wing Command Chief

    Chief Master Sgt. William B. Stanley was recently selected to serve as the 9th Command Chief Master Sergeant for the 186th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) at a change of responsibility ceremony Saturday, September 9th, 2023, at Key Field Air National Guard Base.

  • 186th Air Refueling Wing honored to host CODEL staff

    186th Air Refueling Wing Commander Col. Cindy Smith welcomes congressional delegation (CODEL) staff members, Aug. 24, 2023, at Key Field Air National Guard Base, Mississippi. CODEL staff heard from Col. Smith and NAS Meridian Commanding Officer Capt. Luke Davis regarding operations at their

  • Key Field Air Guardsmen Participate in Air Defender

    Members of the 186th Air Refueling Wing participated in Air Defender 2023 across Europe June 12-23. This German-led, live-flying exercise showcased robust multi-national operations and collaboration with international partners and NATO allies.

  • Mississippi Air Guard Retires RC-26 Aircraft

    The C-26 was assigned to select Air National Guard Flying Wings to provide Operational Support Airlift (OSA). It hauled people, aircraft parts, and other supplies as needed by each wing, state headquarters, and other military and government customers. The original allocation totaled 22 aircraft that

  • 186th to receive $20M for base upgrades as part of MS SB3017

    KEY FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Miss. – The 186th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) will receive $20 million for base upgrades, as part of the Mississippi Military Department Appropriation Senate Bill (SB) 3017 signed by Gov. Tate Reeves, April 20, 2023.  The funds, which are expected to be received by

  • 186th Practices Rapid Response Skills

    The 186th Air Refueling Wing conducted a Large-Scale Readiness Exercise (LRE) Feb. 28 - March 3 at the Combat Readiness Training Center, Gulfport, Mississippi.

  • 186th Air Refueling Wing hosts American Legion Base Tour

    Meridian, Miss. - The 186th Air Refueling welcomed Patricia Harris, National Vice-Commander of the American Legion and several of its Mississippi Post members for a visit, Feb. 21. Key Field Air National Guard Base was the first stop of a state-wide tour of various military installations and