Keesler Air Force Base is part of the Air Education and Training Command, and its primary mission, since 1941, has been training. The emphasis is on high-technology training in a number of fields, primarily in the electronics specialties.
Keesler AFB is located in Biloxi, Mississippi on the Gulf Coast. There are strong military ties throughout the area. Keesler AFB is located approximately 1 hour east of New Orleans, LA; 1 hour west of Mobile, AL; and 4 hours south of Jackson, MS.