Keesler Air Force Base

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Keesler Air Force Base

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Geographical Address

City
Duty Station (or best approximation)
Public Address
500 Fisher St. RM110 Keesler AFB, MS 39534-2554
Postal Code
39534
latitude
30.41
longitude
-88.93

Contact Info

DSN
312-591-8728 l Fax 312-597-3063
COMM
228-376-8728 l Fax 228-377-3063
Operating Hours
Open 24 hours

Mission

The major command at Keesler is the Air Education and Training Command. The 81st TRW's mission is to train, develop and inspire premier warfighters for the Air Force! The 81st Training Group is responsible for nearly 500 training courses both locally and at detachments and satellite locations. The 81 TRG Mission Statement: Advance Critical Mission Capabilities of the Air and Space Expeditionary Force... Warriors... Training Warriors... For Warriors!

History

Keesler is part of Air Education and Training Command, and our primary mission since 1941 has been training. The emphasis is on high-technology training in a number of fields, primarily in the electronics specialties. Technical resident courses include career fields such as personnel, information management, air traffic control, finance, manpower, communications-electronics maintenance, computer operation, maintenance and programming, weather, metrology, aircraft warning, and control systems and radio operations. For a thorough history of the installation visit Keesler's homepage.

Population

  • Active Duty 7090
  • Civil Service 3724
  • Retirees 114,094
  • Contractors 1,700
  • Family Members 3961

Biloxi - 45,968

Gulfport - 71,573

Ocean Springs - 17,900

D 'Iberville - 14,640

There are approximately 7,090 active duty military, 3,724 civil service employees, 114,094 retirees, 3,961 family members, and 1,700 contractors on Keesler AFB.

Location

Keesler AFB is located in Biloxi, Mississippi on the Gulf Coast. There are strong military ties throughout the area. Thirteen miles to the west is the Naval Construction Battalion "Seabee" Base. Additionally, there are large military contractors in the area. Keesler AFB is located approximately 1 hour east of New Orleans, LA; 1 hour west of Mobile, AL; and 3 hours south of Jackson, MS. The base operator's phone number is 228-377-1110, DSN 312-597-1110. For more information on the Biloxi area, visit the City of Biloxi webpage.

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