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  • 186th Air Refueling Wing hosts Family Day

    KEY FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Miss. – The 186th Air Refueling Wing hosted Family Day, an annual event to show appreciation to Airmen’s families, at the base, Dec. 3, 2022.Several hundred people gathered in the base maintenance hangar where activities were offered such as games, bouncy houses,

  • 186th Air Refueling Wing honored to host local Vietnam Veteran

    With Veterans Day being just a few days away, the 186th Air Refueling Wing was honored to host and provide a tour to a Vietnam Veteran, Nov. 6, 2021. 82 year old James William Roberts from Brandon, Mississippi, is a former U.S. Air Force boom operator who was stationed at Columbus Air Force Base,

  • Citizens Helping Airmen at Key Field Air National Guard Base

    ‘Service Before Self’ is one of three tenants of the Air Force Core Values. There are two citizens who are not in the military, but are serving with their time and talents to help keep the men and women of the 186th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) at Key Field Air National Guard Base (ANGB) in Meridian,


    Over 30 national guardsmen from the 186th Air Operations Group (AOG) at Key Field, Miss. participated in the annual Defense Support to Civil Authorities exercise Ardent Sentry 2019 training, May 28-June 5.

  • 186ARW Commander pays tribute to “Father of the Tuskegee Airmen”

    Six degrees of separation, a small world, or fate – However you look at it, it’s unmistakable that the “most forgotten” aviation pioneer in American history left an indelible mark on a pilot and commander at the 186th Air Refueling Wing (ARW).Col. Edward Evans, Jr., commander of the 186th ARW and

  • Beyond the Call

    Tech. Sgt. John Rhoden, a functional assistant manager with the 186th Logistics Readiness Squadron, is one of those members. Rhoden serves on the base honor guard team playing “Taps” to honor fallen service members locally and throughout the state of Mississippi.

  • Key Field Provides Support Locally and Abroad

    The 186th Air Refueling Wing (186ARW) at Key Field Air National Guard Base in Meridian, Mississippi provides support to the local community, nation and world. At home, Citizen Airmen support the community in a variety of ways such as blood drives and through Key Field’s adopt-a-school program where