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Keesler and the Gulf Coast: Partners in One Community

Keesler Air Force Base has been an integral part of the Mississippi Gulf Coast community since it opened as an airfield in 1941. The base is located on a coastal peninsula bordered by the Back Bay of Biloxi to the north and the Mississippi Sound to the south. This unique setting provides important habitat for native species, beneficial ecosystem services for communities in the area, and a high quality of life for local residents. Ecosystems in the region provide storm protection, shoreline stabilization, flood prevention, water and air filtration, and temperature control, as well as a host of recreational activities.

Keesler AFB strives to be a good neighbor to the Mississippi Gulf Coast community by building and maintaining relationships with community stakeholders and collaborating on shared challenges. This strong relationship benefits both the base and the community. Through partnerships, Keesler AFB and the Mississippi Gulf Coast community can continue to:
-- Identify mutual benefits
-- Leverage resources
-- Resolve common issues
-- Strengthen communication


Keesler AFB Environmental Commitment Statement 


If you would like to provide feedback on this website, its contents, or any matter concerning Keesler AFB's environmental or compatible land use programs, please email