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  • 403rd Wing holds commanders calls

    On Saturday, Col. Jennie R. Johnson, 403rd Wing commander, held her first commander’s calls since she and other Air Force Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 815th Airlift Squadron, 803rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and other 403rd Wing personnel returned from their deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operations Freedom Sentinel and Inherent
  • McCraine takes command of 403rd Mission Support Group

    Lt. Col. Rodney E. McCraine assumed command of the 403rd Mission Support Group during a ceremony presided over by Col. Jennie R. Johnson, 403rd Wing commander, at the Roberts Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Facility at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Saturday. McCraine comes to the 403rd MSG from the Air War College at Air University,
  • Hurricane Hunters fly Hurricanes Florence, Olivia

    The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron is flying missions into Hurricane Florence over the Atlantic Ocean and Hurricane Olivia over the Pacific Ocean this week. The 53rd WRS is the only Defense Department unit that flies reconnaissance missions into severe tropical weather during the hurricane season, June 1 through Nov. 30,
  • 403rd Wing evacuates aircraft, continues Tropical Storm Gordon reconnaissance

    The Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing relocated its aircraft, flown by both the Hurricane Hunters and the 815th Airlift Squadron, to Ellington Field, Texas, today as Tropical Storm Gordon makes its way toward the Gulf Coast. “We are moving aircraft as a precautionary measure ahead of Tropical Storm Gordon, and so we can continue the mission,” said
  • Logistics Readiness Squadron driving force at Patriot Warrior

    Members of the 403rd Logistics Readiness Squadron spent more than 20 days this month in Wisconsin driving between Volk Field Air National Guard Base and Total Force Training Center Fort McCoy in support of Patriot Warrior. Patriot Warrior is Air Force Reserve Command’s premier exercise, providing an opportunity for Reserve Citizen Airmen to train
  • Aeromedical evacuation put to test during Patriot Warrior

    Reservists from the 403rd Wing joined other Air Force Reserve Airmen for the two-week exercise Patriot Warrior 2018 this month. Lt. Col. Rosalind Johnson, 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, was one of those reservists who participated in the Air Force Reserve Command exercise, providing an opportunity for Reserve Citizen Airmen to train with
  • Hurricane Hunters fly Hurricane Lane, storm targets Hawaiian Islands

     The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters missions into Hurricane Lane, a Category 4, have been cancelled for today so they can move out of the storm’s path, which is projected to hit the main Hawaiian Islands Thursday afternoon.    The 53rd WRS, based out of Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, began flying into Hurricane Lane out of the Kalaeloa
  • Protection, Survival Equipment

    AFE technicians get the basics during technical school for all types of protective and survival equipment, the majority of their knowledge is gained during on-the-job training based on the unit they are assigned to and the specific aircraft of that unit.
  • SAPR: "Protecting our people, Protects our mission"

    Sexual Assault is defined as an unwanted sexual act against or without a person's consent. This type of assault encompasses more than violent physical incidents. Sexual assault refers to any sexual, physical, verbal or visual act that forces a person against their will to join in unwanted sexual contact or attention.
  • Congressional Staffers tour WC-130J

    Lt. Col. Sean Cross, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron instructor pilot, gives a tour of a WC-130J of the 53rd WRS, 403rd Wing, during a base tour for Congressional Staffers from the offices of Senator Wicker, Senator Hyde-Smith and Congressman Kelly on Aug. 6, 2018, at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The tour gave an overview of the 403rd WG, 81st Training Wing and highlighted the potential issues which may need support.