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2. AIR / AETC - Keesler airbase

Last modified: 08 May 2021, submitted by: Yuuup

Country: United States    Region: Mississippi

Locale: near Biloxi

Latitude: 30° 24' 20" N     Longitude: -89° 4' 36" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE


Keesler airbase, Biloxi, Ms. is a base under supervision of USAF Air Education & Training Command.

- Hq 2nd Air Force responsible for conducting basic military and technical training for Air Force enlisted members and non-flying officers.
- 81 Training Wing (host) provides specialized tech training in wideband maintenance, ground radio, information technology, avionics, cryptography, meteorology, radar ops, air traffic control and aviation resource management .
-- 81 Training Grp with 6 squadrons
-- 81 Mission Suppt Grp with 4 squadrons
-- 81 Medical Grp with 6 squadrons

- 403 Wing under Air Mobility Cmd operating WC-130J Super Hercules as Hurricane Hunters
-- 53 Weather Recon Sq flies 10 aircraft into tropical cyclones in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Central Pacific Ocean for directly measuring weather data in and around those storms.

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