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  • 81st Training Group

    Keesler's training mission is the responsibility of the 81st Training Group -- the largest electronics training group in the world. On any given day, more than 3,000 students attend classes in one of over 160 courses. Accredited by the Commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools,

  • Air Force Honor Guard History

    Air Force Honor Guard History The Honor Guard traces its beginning to May 1948 when Headquarters Command USAF was instructed to develop plans for an elite ceremonial unit comparable to those of the other armed services. As a result, a ceremonial unit was activated within the Air Police Squadron in

  • Information, Tickets and Travel

    Vandenberg Community Center (Triangle Area) Keesler AFB MS Phone: (228) 377-3818Services Provided: Discount tickets -- Available for numerous attractions and events in a six state area. Check with us before taking a trip to Disney World. Armed Forces Vacation Club -- Big savings on travel

  • Veterans - Service-Connected Disability Benefits for Military Retirees

    Upon retirement military retirees should submit their service-connected disability benefit application directly to the Veterans Affairs Regional Office (VARO) in their state of residency. For information on all Veterans Affairs Benefits - retirees/family members should call 1-800-827-1000 (same for

  • Air Force Aid Society

    Bldg - Hanger 2, 700 Hanger Road, Room 117 Keesler AFB MS (228) 377-2179 Toll-Free: 1-800-732-2984, ext 2179 Services Provided: Air Force retirees and eligible family members are authorized to make their emergency needs known to the Air Force Aid Society. Retired members of sister services are

  • History Of Keesler Air Force Base

      Early Development: 1941 - 1949In early January 1941, Biloxi city officials assembled a formal offer to invite the U.S. Army Corps to build a base to support the WWII training buildup. The package included an early airport, the old Naval Reserve Park, and parts of Oak Park sufficient to support a