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Members of the Biloxi High School JROTC team look out the window of a WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft. They won the Mississippi All Services JRTOC Drill Competition Nov. 18 at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. and had a chance to fly with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters to learn more about the mission of the Air Force Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Heather Heiney) Biloxi High JROTC students fly with Hurricane Hunters
Members of the Biloxi High School JROTC team look out the window of a WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft. They won the Mississippi All Services JRTOC Drill Competition Nov. 18 at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. and were rewarded by having a chance to fly with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt.
0 11/21
2016
Default Air Force Logo What reservists need to know about blended retirement
Are you thinking about your retirement? Or are you one of those people who are in the middle or just beginning your military career? For either it is important to know there are changes coming to the military retirement system that will begin Jan. 1, 2018. A new retirement system, the Blended Retirement System, was created in the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act to blend the traditional legacy retirement and a defined contribution retirement.
0 11/18
2016
Staff Sgt. Lacey Matthews, 403rd Aircraft Maintainance Squadron crew chief, explains reactive and proactive Green Dots during a training class Nov. 5 at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Green Dot is the U.S. Air Force's program to help raise awareness of and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Heather Heiney) Green Dot sparks culture change
Sexual assault strips away a person’s humanity. It violates their most essential and basic human right – the right to control their own body, to feel safe in their own skin. And far too often the victim blames themselves for something that shouldn’t ever be considered their fault by anyone. Ever. By anyone. Green Dot is a national program adopted by the Air Force, which not only aims to shift that perception, but to give people real tools they can use when they find themselves in a bystander situation.
0 11/15
2016
The 403rd Wing Recruiting Office won the Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service's Share Your Adventure Award Oct. 27. This award was presented for having the most ascessions through the Get 1 Now program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Heather Heiney) 403rd Wing recruiters win Share Your Adventure Award
“Start Your Adventure” is the Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service’s slogan to draw in potential new Airmen. But if someone is already a part of the Air Force Reserve, they can share their adventure through the Get 1 Now program. The 403rd Wing Recruiting Office has been diligent in spreading the word about the Get 1 Now program. So diligent, in fact, that they won the AFRCRS’s Share Your Adventure Award for having 10 accessions through the Get 1 Now program, the most in Air Force Reserve Command. The award was presented by Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, AFRC commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ericka E. Kelly, AFRC command chief, Oct. 27 during the AFRCRS Deployment Readiness Training at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Orlando, Florida.
0 11/10
2016
Civilian employers are given a tour of a WC130J, used to fly hurricanes, by members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron during the 403rd Wing Employer Day, Nov. 5.  The employers received a flight, tour and demonstrations of the different jobs and training that their Air Force Reserve employees do when performing military service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jessica Kendziorek) Employer Appreciation Day demystifies Citizen Airmen’s military life
Citizen Airmen often wear multiple hats when it comes to employment. They have to maintain a military career and a civilian career. To show employers the value of their Citizen Airmen’s time away from their civilian workplaces, the 403rd Wing hosted an Employ Appreciation Day Nov. 5. This event gave employers the opportunity to see the 403rd Wing’s mission up close and helped them understand what their Citizen Airmen have volunteered to do for their country.
0 11/07
2016
Default Air Force Logo 403rd Wing announces November promotions
Tuesday the 403rd Wing announced the promotion of 13 Airmen for the month of November.
0 11/02
2016
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James is introduced to more than 1,000 atendees during the 38th Annual Salute to the Military event at the Gulf Coast Convention Center in Biloxi Miss. Oct. 25. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Heather Heiney) Gulf Coast honors military members during annual Salute
For the past 38 years people from across the Mississippi Gulf Coast have set aside one night to come together, enjoy each other’s company and honor military men and women. Salute to the Military is more than a nice dinner, it is an opportunity for military and community members to connect with and better understand one another.
0 10/26
2016
Wanda Bowman, 403rd Wing commander's secretary, poses for a photo to honor her 34 years of service to the U.S. Air Force. She will retire 2 p.m. Oct. 28 during a ceremony at the Roberts Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Facility auditorium. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Heather Heiney) More than a secretary: 403rd Wing mentor retires
There are certain people in this world who seem to be naturally enveloped in light. And they use that light to help, guide and inspire those around them. Wanda Bowman, the 403rd Wing commander’s secretary, is one of those people. She started her Air Force journey in 1979 when she married her husband Bill, who was an active-duty Airman at the time, and became a military spouse. She started her own civil-service career in 1982, and will retire in a ceremony at the Roberts Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Facility auditorium 2 p.m. Friday.
0 10/25
2016
The 403rd Wing's newest master sergeants swear the senior noncomissioned officer oath of induction during a ceremony at the Roberts Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance facility Oct. 16. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Heather Heiney) 403rd Wing honors new staff sergeants and master sergeants
Sunday the 403rd Wing’s newest staff sergeants and master sergeants stepped up to the next tier of their careers by becoming noncommissioned and senior noncommissioned officers. These new leaders were honored in a ceremony at the Roberts Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance facility that included the posting of the colors, a welcome message, the official induction into the NCO and senior NCO tiers, a candle-lighting ceremony, a recitation of the Airman’s Creed and the singing of the Air Force Song.
0 10/18
2016
Master Sgt. Deblair Tate from the 403rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron is the 403rd Wing's First Sergeant of the Quarter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Heather Heiney) 403rd Wing announces quarterly award winners
Sunday the 403rd Wing announced its quarterly award winners for the July 1 through Sept. 30 award period. Winners were chosen in the Airman, noncommissioned officer, senior noncommissioned officer, company grade officer, first sergeant and civilian categories.
0 10/17
2016
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