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Col. Carl Spear is the commander 403rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron that provides home station medical readiness for 1,500 403rd Wing reservists and the wartime tasking to establish medical triage and staging anywhere in the world. He is also an optometrist with over 20 years of experience and is the senior vice president of Eye Care North America for Luxottica, an Italian eyewear company based in Milan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo) Reserve optometrist commands squadron, senior leader in world's largest eye care company
Sometimes life takes a person in an entirely different direction, but the journey can be a positive one. Col. Carl Spear, commander, 403rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron that provides home station medical readiness for 1,500 403rd Wing reservists and the wartime tasking to establish medical triage and staging anywhere in the world, originally wanted
0 7/20
2018
Official photograph of 403rd Tactical Airlift Wing weather C-130 taken in 1991 (John C. Stennis Space Center photograph 91-355-9) Nose Art Contest
An old military tradition is being celebrated this year--Nose Art. Throughout military history, Nose Art has ranged from cartoon characters, animal teeth, patriotic characters, good luck symbols, and to even more risqué images of pin-ups; but today Nose Art is aimed at showing a unit’s esprit de corps, mission activity, crew accomplishments, history and even civilian community pride.
0 7/16
2018
The U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron spent part of June in Sri Lanka flying missions over the Indian Ocean as part of a research project to study the island’s atmosphere and predict monsoon patterns. (Courtesy photo) Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters assist with monsoon research
The U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron spent part of June in Sri Lanka flying missions over the Indian Ocean as part of a research project to study the island’s atmosphere and predict monsoon patterns.   The Hurricane Hunter crew arrived June 15 to assist with research in the Bay of Bengal on Monsoon Intraseasonal
0 7/11
2018
Maj. Ryan Rickert, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron aerial reconnaissance weather officer, reviews data gathered during Tropical Storm Chris July 8, 2018. This information is sent to the National Hurricane Center for use in their forecasts and advisories. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo) Hurricane Hunters fly Tropical Storms Beryl, Chris
The Air Force Reserve’s Hurricane Hunters spent the weekend flying weather reconnaissance missions into Tropical Storm Chris off the North Carolina coastline and Tropical Storm Beryl in the Caribbean Sea to gather data for the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron began flying missions out of Keesler Saturday
0 7/09
2018
Lt. Col. Sean Cross, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron pilot, speaks to Maj. Gen. Robert LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force commander, during a 403rd Wing immersion tour Feb. 3 at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Heather Heiney) Hurricane Hunters prove resiliency
Is there something that you want so bad that you are willing to fight for it? Members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron show that determination, persistence and timing plays a role in achieving personal goals.
0 7/03
2018
Maj. Christopher Dyke is an aerial reconnaissance weather officer in the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, an Air Force Reserve unit in the 403rd Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Dyke has flown 337 sorties and has more than 1,200 flight hours gathering information that improves National Hurricane Center forecasts and storm warnings, which helps to ensure public safety. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo) Weathering storms: Officer's love of weather mission saves lives, property
Maj. Christopher Dyke has a life-long love of weather, especially hurricanes. The reservist’s interest in these severe storms began as a child growing up on the Gulf Coast in Pensacola, Florida. This led to him earning a degree in meteorology, and then ultimately in his becoming an aerial reconnaissance weather officer in the 53rd Weather
0 6/27
2018
More than 100 Civil Air Patrol cadets from Alabama and Mississippi visited Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi during their annual Summer Encampment, which was held in Mississippi this year.  These cadets also participated in training flights of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jessica Kendziorek) Civil Air Patrol cadets learn about Keesler missions
More than 100 Civil Air Patrol cadets from Alabama and Mississippi toured the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron here today while participating in their Annual Summer Encampment. "The purpose of the summer encampment program is to provide leadership and structure to the cadets," said CAP Lt. Col. Felix Diaz, CAP Summer Encampment commander. The
0 6/26
2018
Air Force officials are offering Airmen the chance to create their own recruiting video through the We Are Airmen 2018 Recruiting Video Contest. Now is your chance to showcase your creativity and pride to be an Airman in the United States Air Force! If you were a civilian thinking about joining the military, what kind of commercial would make you want to become an Airman? (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Chip Pons) We Are Airmen: 2018 Recruiting Video Contest
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas— Calling all storytellers! Air Force officials are offering Airmen the chance to create their own recruiting video through the We Are Airmen 2018 Recruiting Video Contest. Now is your chance to showcase your creativity and pride to be an Airman in the United States Air Force! If you were a civilian thinking
0 6/21
2018
Default Air Force Logo AFRC award winners announced
Airmen from the 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and 815th Airlift Squadron, part of the 403rd Operations Group, were named 2017 Air Force Reserve Command Award winners.
0 6/15
2018
Master Sgt. Judith Davis, 403rd Maintenance Group career advisor, Master Sgt. Tracey Riley, 403rd Wing career advisor, and Master Sgt. Callie Hubbard, 403rd Operations Group career assistance advisor, pose for a picture in front of the gazebo at the 403rd Wing building at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, June 3, 2018. A career assistance advisor has many roles and responsibilities. They are first and foremost a counselor to all Airmen with regards to career paths, re-enlistments, retraining opportunities and are a one-stop-shop for career guidance. CAA: One-stop shop for career advice
A career assistance advisor has many roles and responsibilities. They are first and foremost a counselor to all Airmen with regards to career paths, re-enlistments, retraining opportunities and are a one-stop-shop for career guidance. CAA’s also provide numerous courses that assist Airmen with benefits and entitlements, career opportunities and
0 6/14
2018
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