On any given day, thousands of military airplanes take off and land all over the world. Here at Key Field Air National Guard Base, Meridian, Mississippi, the 248th Air Traffic Control Squadron (ATCS), manages that air traffic. In fact, it is the busiest airport in the state of Mississippi for military and commercial air traffic, and the second busiest Air National Guard wide for total operations. The 248th provides service to all aircraft which includes commercial airline, civilian general aviation, and military aircraft. Managing all of this air traffic requires the efforts of a synchronized group of airmen to operate and maintain the dozens of high tech, sophisticated systems and equipment.