Keesler Air Force Base is the "Electronics Training Center of Excellence" for the United States Air Force. Located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the 81st Training Wing is host to 2nd Air Force, the 403rd Wing (AF Reserve) and the single largest employer on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Keesler trains more than 20,000 students annually in 500 courses, with an average daily student load of more than 3,500. The 81st TRW is a lead Joint Training Installation, instructing not only Air Force, but Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and civilian federal agency personnel.
The 81st TRW's mission is to train Airmen across the spectrum of technical, medical, and airmanship skills to build overwhelming combat power for the Air Force! The 81st TRW executes the AETC mission, "Develop America's Airmen today...for tomorrow" with the vision: "The World's Best Airmen -- Training, Fighting, Winning!"