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  • Air Force Reserve, NOAA Hurricane Hunters to visit East Coast on preparedness tour

    In an effort to build a Weather-Ready Nation ahead of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, NOAA hurricane experts will tour five eastern U.S. cities from May 6-10 to raise awareness of the importance of preparing for the upcoming hurricane season.At each stop, the public and media can take a tour of the “hurricane hunter” aircraft that fly around
  • Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month

    Sexual assault is a crime that puts a heavy burden on victims that can include shame, guilt, denial, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The staff at the Keesler Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program office, located in Dolan Hall, are trained professionals who have seen the dark effects but help victims look for the light.
  • Honoring 'Swan 38'

    On October 12, 2019 it will be 45 years since six crew members of the 54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, known as the Typhoon Chasers, were lost during Typhoon Bess.The Swan 38 Memorial Scholarship, named after the 54th WRS crew with the call sign “Swan 38”, who disappeared without a trace over the Western Pacific on 12 October 1974, is a
  • International outreach mission builds relationships, promotes hurricane preparedness

    Hurricane season starts June 1 and to help communities prepare, the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters and a team of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters visited two Mexican and four Caribbean cities April 8-13, 2019, as part of the annual Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour.The CHAT, a joint effort between NOAA's National
  • Chaplain Thompson served more than “church folks”

    For much of his 21 years of military service, Lt. Col. Ray Patrick Thompson, Wing Chaplain for the 403rd Wing, served the Keesler Air Force Base community, which he says allowed him to serve a more diverse group of people than if he were strictly a church pastor.
  • CMSgt. Harris drops mic on 34 year career

    Chief Master Sgt. Marshall Harris Jr., Quality Assurance superintendent for the 403rd Maintenance Group, retires after 34 years.
  • Hurricane Hunters get new commander

    U.S. Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Dwayne A. Russell (right) accepts command of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron from Col. Brian May, 403d Operations Group commander during the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron change of command ceremony April 6, 2019 at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Col. Russell has been with the 53rd WRS since September
  • New ideas, Bring solutions

    For those who have an idea that could improve your work area or even improve a process that is currently in place, there are Squadron Innovation Funds available to do just that.
  • U.S. hurricane forecasters embark on preparedness mission to Mexico, Caribbean

    With the 2019 hurricane season fast approaching, NOAA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve will host a series of events, including tours aboard the hurricane hunter aircraft, to help communities in Mexico and the Caribbean prepare for the season and the coming storms.National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham and several federal hurricane specialists
  • Medical technicians solve puzzles to save lives

    403rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron medical technicians trained in a new way using a dynamic, fun and challenging approach to routine training.