Keesler Air Force Base Area Apartment Housing(hide military information)
Sultry ocean breezes and miles of beaches will welcome you to Biloxi, home of Keesler Air Force Base. Situated along the Gulf of Mexico, Keesler has been a presence in Biloxi since 1941, when the base was built to train troops during World War II. Today, Keesler AFB is home to the 81st Training Wing, the base’s host wing. Other units stationed on the base include the 403d Wing, the 2nd Air Force, and the 85th Engineering Installation Squadron.
When searching for an apartment near Keesler Air Force Base, look in Biloxi and the nearby city of Gulfport. These beachside communities are popular with tourists who come for the sun, surf, and sand as well as the many casino resorts, restaurants, and entertainment venues that dot the area.
Keesler Air Force Base was the setting of Neil Simon’s play and film Biloxi Blues. Biloxi was also the setting for several novels by author John Grisham. When you find your apartment in the Keesler AFB area, you’ll be living in an area that has produced many celebrities, including Jessica Alba, Jimmy Buffet, Gary Collins, Robin Roberts, and artist George E. Ohr – an innovative artist of the late 1800s-early 1900s who called himself the “Mad Potter of Biloxi.”