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  • Rising 6 offers development, empowerment opportunities

    In an effort to reestablish an organization for the 403rd Wing’s junior enlisted Airmen and non-commissioned officers, the wing is holding a meeting open to all E-6’s and below Sunday during the November Unit Training Assembly to get the ball rolling on the “Rising 6” council.The revival of Rising 6 stems directly from new 403rd Wing Command Chief,
  • Hurricane Hunters testing new SATCOM capabilities

    For the Air Force Reserve's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters, the ability to transmit data in flight is tantamount to mission success.As one of their WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft powers through a hurricane, a loadmaster is in the back, preparing and launching dropsondes that collect atmospheric data.The aerial
  • Flying Jennies deliver agile airpower during Castle Forge

    A hulking C-130J Super Hercules sits on the moonlit tarmac of Larissa Air Base, Greece. A string of human figures emerges from a nearby hangar. Like ants, they make a quick procession into the back of the plane, which is already loaded with aircraft generators, tool carts and other bulky cargo. Moments later, the engines rev and the C-130 is airborne.
  • Nominate employers for ESGR Awards

    The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is taking nominations for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award until Dec. 31.“The ESGR is a Department of Defense program that was established to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve component service members and their civilian employers. It also assists in resolution
  • Benefit information: Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance

    No one wants to think too much about their own death or enduring a serious accident, but those are important to think about in terms of loved ones left behind.Are they going to be taken care of?There are resources and services available for servicemembers to use as a proactive approach should the worst happen.One of those is the Servicemembers'
  • Eight 403rd Wing members earn lieutenant colonel promotion

    Col. Stuart M. Rubio, 403rd Wing commander at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., released the names of the eight Reserve Citizen Airmen from the wing who were selected to pin on the rank of lieutenant colonel.Congratulations to the following:Mandatory Board SelectsLt. Col. Tobi M. Baker, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance SquadronLt. Col. (S) Jeremy A.
  • Honorary Commanders inducted into 403rd Wing

    The Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing took part in an Honorary Commander induction ceremony alongside the 81st Training Wing and 2nd Air Force at the Bay Breeze Event Center here, today.The Honorary Commander program pairs Mississippi Gulf Coast civic and business leaders with base leadership in an effort to build partnerships and cohesion between
  • Family Care Plan: What you need to know

    As any Airman knows, a situation could arise at any time that would require them to leave their homes and their families, whether it be for a short or extended period of time.In order to ensure an available, ready force, the Air Force encourages and, in some instances, requires Airmen to have a family care plan.“As a servicemember whose spouse also
  • October enlisted promotions announced

    The 403rd Wing congratulates the following Reserve Citizen Airmen who were promoted for October 2021. Airman- Reyes A. Isham, 403rd Operations Support Squadron- Tia M. Plant, 403rd Force Support Squadron- Erick J. Pless, 403rd Maintenance Squadron Senior Airman- Daisy M. Carrillo, 403rd Security Forces Squadron- Jessica A. Crenshaw, 403rd MXS-
  • Not-So-Undercover Boss: Commander visits ISO dock

    Master Sgt. Cody Seymour, 403rd Maintenance Squadron structural shop craftsman, observes Col. Stuart M. Rubio, 403rd Wing commander, while he assists in changing out an aft bulkhead, the firewall between the engine and the aircraft's wing, at the Isochronal Inspection Dock at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., Oct. 3, 2021. Rubio, a C-130J pilot, is