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  • Relief aid available for Airmen and Guardians affected by Ida

    In the wake of Hurricane Ida, many have been affected by the weather phenomenon along the Gulf Coast.Whether people sheltered in place or evacuated to safer locations, Reserve Citizen Airmen and their families were among the affected.“Hurricane Ida has devastated many areas along the Gulf Coast,” said Lt. Col. Costau Bastien, 403rd Force Support
  • Kendall’s first trip highlights Air and Space Force roles in responding to China, strategic competitors

    The base, which is headquarters for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and Pacific Air Forces, was the first stop on Kendall’s first official trip as Secretary. It was no random choice. Nor was it an accident that it came less than a month into his tenure.
  • Reservists wrap up Hurricane Ida reconnaissance

    The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters assigned to the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., finished flying Hurricane Ida as the category 4 storm made landfall in Louisiana, Aug. 29.
  • Reserve Citizen Airmen put skills to test at Patriot Warrior

    The 403rd Wing sent about 35 Reserve Citizen Airmen to participate in the Air Force Reserve Command’s premiere training exercise Patriot Warrior 2021 at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Aug. 5-27.Wing members from the 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, 403rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron, 403rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, 815th Airlift Squadron, 803rd
  • 403rd Wing evacuates aircraft, continues to fly Tropical Storm Ida

    The Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing started relocating aircraft today as Tropical Storm Ida makes its way towards the Gulf Coast.The wing’s two flying units, the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron and 815th Airlift Squadron, relocated their WC-130 and C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to Joint Base San-Antonio, Texas.The 53rd WRS, better known as the
  • Is the vaccine right for you? Leadership encourages Airmen to get vaccinated

    The Air Force Reserve’s number one priority for COVID-19 is to take care of Americans, Airmen and their families. One of the best ways the AFRC can do that is by making sure vaccines are available for Airmen who want them.
  • Reserve Citizen Airmen maintain aircraft

    Tech. Sgt. Kevin Lancaster supervises Staff Sgt. William Parker, 403rd Fabrication Flight aircraft structure mechanic, drills a hole in the engine bulkhead of a WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., Aug. 24, 2021. The flight is responsible for aircraft structural maintenance to include painting and sanding of aircraft
  • Hurricane season picks up; Hurricane Hunters up to taskings

    As the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season nears its peak period for activity, the Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., have seen a surge in operations with Tropical Storm Fred and Hurricane Grace.The squadron began flying what was then Invest 94L near the Lesser Antilles, Aug. 10,
  • 403rd Wing welcomes new command chief

    The Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., has a new top enlisted leader in Command Chief Master Sgt. Barbara J. Gilmore. Gilmore joins the 403rd after serving as the command chief for the 932nd Airlift Wing at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., since June 2018.  “The main responsibilities of command chief are being an advisor to
  • Reserve medic puts Air Force training into action

    Sunday, May 23, 2021, didn’t go quite as Senior Airman Holly Lee expected it to.Though she was excited for her nephew to be born soon, the sequence of events leading up to his birth did not go according to expectations. What should have been a normal, quiet Sunday instead came to life with a blood-curdling scream.“It was around seven in the
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