Welcome to Keesler AFB

Keelser is a U.S. Air Force Base located in Biloxi, Mississippi. The base was first established in January of 1941 when the United States Army needed a base to support the World War I training buildup. The base was named after 2nd Lieutenant Samuel Reeves Keesler, Jr. who was a Mississippi native and an aerial gunner who was killed in France in World War I. The Tuskegee Airmen were trained at Keesler. Soldiers trained at Keesler include pre-aviation cadets, radio operations, bombardiers, and aviation mechanics. After World War II, the Radar School arrived and Keesler then operated the two largest military technical schools in the United States. Keesler Air Force Base was the primary training ground for such career fields as Electronic Warfare, Navigational Aids, Computer Repair, and Ground Radio Repair. The 81st Training Wing trains personnel in the field of meteorology including weather analysis, radar operations, air traffic control, and tropical cyclone forecasting. The 81st is the main unit on the base and trains as many as 4,700 students on the base at one time. The 81st Medical Group is the second largest medical center in the Air Force Base and is located at Keesler Air Force Base.

Weather in the Keesler Air Force Base area tends to be hot in the summer with temperatures in the 80s and cool in the winter with the temperatures in the 50s. Annual rainfall in the area is 64 inches with the wettest month being July. July is also the warmest month, and January is the coldest. Local housing options are available nearby in cities such as Ocean Springs, Biloxi, and Gulfport. In August 2005, Keesler sustained a direct hit from Hurricane Katrina, and due to the storm surge about 50% of the base was under water. Evacuation had taken place, but the commissary, Base Exchange, and base housing units were flooded with more than six feet of water. Keesler Air Force Base is one of the largest technical training wings in the AETC.
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Welcome to DoD Housing Network. We provide the resources for you to make an educated housing decision upon your PCS arrival to Keesler AFB. Whether you decide to stay on base in Keesler AFB housing or use your basic allowance for housing (BAH) to rent or purchase a home in the community surrounding Keesler AFB, our relocation tools will help you make the right choice. Feel free to browse the homes for rent, homes for sale by owner (FSBO) and featured real estate, as well as the local businesses that work with Keesler AFB inbound soldiers and their families. Our goal at DoD Housing Network is to help you better understand Keesler AFB and the surrounding communities, neighborhoods and activities. If you need temporary lodging upon your arrival to Keesler AFB please visit our lodging section with available hotels close to base. When looking at the rental homes, apartments and homes for sale make sure to use our tools in each listing to research the schools, demographics, crime rates and other helpful community information pertaining to Ocean Springs , Biloxi , Gulfport , Dílberville, and other nearby areas. Please note DoD Housing Network is not a government sponsored website.

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