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  • U.S. Air Force First: Two sister units from two countries supply Afghan advisors

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- In the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan two U.S. C-130J Hercules aircraft airdropped over 30 Container Delivery System (CDS) bundles to a Resolute Support Expeditionary Advisory Package (EAP), May 4. Unlike previous combat airdrop missions, this dual-formation airdrop was executed by two geographically separated units, the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (EAS) an active-duty squadron, located at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, and the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, a reserve squadron located at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
  • Command chief concludes 30-year legacy of taking care of Airmen

    After 30 years of taking care of Airmen and serving his country, Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Barnby said farewell to the 403rd Wing and Air Force Reserve during a retirement ceremony today at 9 a.m. in the Fuel Cell at Keesler Air Force Base.
  • Air evac commander made exceeding the status quo career goal

    The Air Force core values of integrity, service before self, and excellence in all we do embody the very essence of what every Airman should strive to be. Throughout his military career, the core value of “excellence in all we do,” of exceeding the status quo, resonated true with the commander of the 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Col. Tom Hansen. It still rings true for him in all that he does, even in his scheduled retirement from the Air Force Reserve June 15, 2018.
  • Hurricane Hunter Association takes applications for Swan 38 Memorial Scholarship

    For the past 11 years, the Hurricane Hunter Association has been doing its part to help 403rd Wing members and their immediate family with their educational endeavors by offering the Swan 38 Memorial Scholarships. This year, two scholarships will be awarded at $1,600 each, and the deadline to submit application packages is June 1, 2018.
  • Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour: Preparedness key to weathering storms

    After a busy 2017 hurricane season and the 2018 hurricane season quickly approaching, service members from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, also known as the "Hurricane Hunters" know the importance of being prepared for a hurricane.   The 53rd WRS and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center partnered
  • NOAA, Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters visit Gulf Coast on preparedness tour

    In effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation ahead of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, NOAA’s hurricane experts will tour five U.S. Gulf Coast cities from May 7-11 to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for the upcoming hurricane season. At each stop, the public and media can view the NOAA Gulfstream IV aircraft, which flies ahead
  • IG Inspections, process managers ensure mission readiness

    Just as athletes or sporting teams train and practice different scenarios to hone their skills to win, it’s no different for the Air Force. The Air Force has regular inspections and exercises to enhance their war-fighting skills by identifying benchmark practices as well as areas for improvement.   Wing Inspector General Inspections Divisions and
  • Maintenance officer receives Leo Marquez Award

    Ensuring the aircraft assigned to the 403rd Wing’s flying squadrons are safe and ready to fly is the job of the 403rd Maintenance Group. One particular maintenance officer was recognized recently for his superb managerial and leadership skills, as well as his exceptional maintenance knowledge. Second Lt. Anthony Gehl, 403rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron operations officer, received the 2017 Air Force Reserve Command Lieutenant General Leo Marquez Award in the category of Aircraft Maintenance Company Grade Manager.
  • Choosing to live, overcoming life's challenges

    Everyone in life faces pain, difficulty and challenge. But sometimes that pain can become overwhelming darkness and seep inside a person, extinguishing their positivity like a shadow slowly extinguishing a light.   Capt. Yolanda Seals, 403rd Wing executive officer, said she found herself in one of those dark places when she was a lieutenant flight
  • Chief closes 28-year career

    Chief Master Sgt. Neal Bethune, the 403rd Security Forces manager, closes a 28-year career, on April 7, 2018. Bethune credits his success to others and those he serves with.