Mississippi Congressman Ronnie Shows made NAS Meridian the subject of his weekly column.
Shows said Meridian rated equal to or better than training bases in Pensacola and Corpus Christi, except it has rainier weather and is further away from carrier operations.
The candidate running to represent the base and Lauderdale County said he opposed a vote by congress to have another base closure round in 2005.
Shows said if the pilot training rate is reduced in the future, it could hurt NAS Meridian.
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