Gate closures expected as part of FPCON exercise

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Personnel and visitors going to or near here should anticipate potential congestion Thursday, Aug. 3 around 8:30 a.m. due to gate closures related to a force protection exercise taking place.

Those traveling on, through or by Keesler AFB may experience extended gate wait times of up to 15 minutes during gate closure periods for the exercise. Additionally, visitors should also expect building lock downs, customer service delays and an increase in emergency service personnel moving around the installation. Visitors are advised to plan accordingly.

As soon as gate closures happen they will be announced via Keesler Facebook page ( the Keesler Twitter page ( and through the official Keesler AFB app. Additionally, the 81st TRW PA office will also be posting updates about the exercise throughout its duration.

For any questions please contact the 81st Training Wing Public Affairs office, at (228) 377-2783 or e-mail us at