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Installation Overview --Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi


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Installation Overview --Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi
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Keesler Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Biloxi, Mississippi on the Gulf Coast. The base is named in honor of aviator 2d Lt Samuel Reeves Keesler, Jr., a Mississippi native killed in France in First World War. There are strong military ties throughout the area.

Keesler Air Force Base is the home of the 81st Training Wing -- the electronics, computer and weather training center of the United States Air Force. Under the direction of the Headquarters 2nd Air Force, also located here, Keesler is one of the largest training centers in the Air Force.

Second Air Force directs the training at five training centers, including Keesler, and reports to its parent organization, the Air Education and Training Command, headquartered at Randolph AFB, TX.

The 81 TRG Mission Statement: Advance Critical Mission Capabilities of the Air and Space Expeditionary Force... Warriors... Training Warriors... For Warriors.

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