Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron-1
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Marine Aviation Training Support Group-23
Naval Air Station Meridian, Mississippi

Provides administrative support for permanent personnel assigned to MATSS-1 and entry-level training for Marine Corps student personnel assigned to the Aviation Operations Specialist (AOS) Course, Marine Aviation Supply Specialist (MASS) Course, Aviation Maintenance Data Specialist (AMDS) Course, and the Individual Material Readiness List (IMRL) Asset Managers Specialist (IAMS) Course at Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian, Mississippi.

On May 1, 1974, Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron 903, Marine Aviation Training Support Group 90 was activated on board Naval Air Station Meridian, Miss. On April 20, 1979, it was re-designated as Marine Aviation Training Support Group. On Aug. 18, 2000, it was again re-designated as Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One (MATSS-1).

Mailing Address

330 Fletcher Rd, Suite 210
Meridian, MS, 39309

Basic Contacts

Staff Duty Officer
COM: (601) 604-1416

Duty Hut
COM: (601) 679-2081

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
COM: 1-800-273-8255
Suicide Prevention Lifeline Website

DOD SAFE Helpline
COM: 1-877-995-5247
DOD SAFE Helpline Website


Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One
Naval Air Station Meridian
330 Fletcher Road, Suite 210
Meridian, Mississippi, 39309

Phone Numbers

DSN: 637



 Commanding Officer


 Executive Officer


 First Sergeant


 Personnel Officer


 Personnel Chief


 Admin Clerks (S-1)


 Security (S-2)


 Operations (S-3)


 Ground Supply (S-4)


 Data/Comm (S-6)


 Schools SNCOIC


 Squadron GySgt


 AOS Course Supervisor


 AOS Instructors


 AZ Course Supervisor


 AZ Instructors


 IAMS Course Supervisor


 IAMS Instructors


 MASS Course Supervisor


 MASS Instructors




Marines checking in to MATSS-1 will report to Building 330 and check-in on the second deck with S-1 (Rm 210) where they will receive a check-in sheet. If reporting after hours, you will report to the Duty Hut at Barracks 353 off of Fuller Rd/Higley Rd. Marines will ensure they have their orders (will be endorsed with S-1 at 0730 the next working day if coming in after hours). The Staff Duty Officer phone number is (601) 604-1410, the Duty Non-Commissioned Officer phone number is (601) 604-1416 and the Duty Hut number is (601) 679-2513. Please refer to links below for more information about NAS Meridian and the Meridian area.

Meridan, MS
Arriving at NAS Meridian
History of NAS Meridian
NTTC Information
Housing Information


Building 330
330 Fletcher Rd
Meridian, MS, 39309

Driving Directions

From Main Gate (Whitaker Blvd)
Continue straight on Whitaker Blvd (0.5 mi)
At stop sign (Whitaker Blvd/Fuller Rd) Go Straight (0.1mi)
Take first right into parking lot (Building 330)
MATSS-1 is on second deck of Bldg 330

24/7 Sexual Assault Support Line
COM: (601) 604-3037

SARC Information
COM: (850) 530-9259

Fleet and Family Support Center
COM: (601) 679-2360

Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron-1 Leaders

Major Shawn R. Loughman
Commanding Officer

Major Loughman was born in Newark, Ohio and enlisted in the US Navy in December 2001 as a Nuclear

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Captain Grant W. O'Connor
Executive Officer

Captain O'Connor was born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps

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First Sergeant Leopoldo Bernardo
Senior Enlisted Advisor

First Sergeant Bernardo was born in Lathrop, California and was raised in Stockton, California. He

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