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  • Senate confirms Kendall to be Air Force Secretary

    Frank Kendall won confirmation from the Senate July 26 to be the 26th Secretary of the Air Force, placing an official with decades-long service in defense issues in the top civilian job at a time when the department is navigating new global challenges and wide-reaching modernization efforts.
  • Department of the Air Force approves special leave accrual for fiscal year 2021

    Air Force and Space Force members performing active service, and Reserve and Guard Airmen on Title 10 or Title 32 orders, can now accrue up to 120 days of annual leave for fiscal year 2021 instead of the typical 60 days of leave.
  • Keesler Wing commander visits Wing of Choice

    Capt. Matthew Allen, 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron flight nurse, briefs Col. William Hunter, 81st Training Wing commander, about the capabilities and mission of the AES at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., July 22, 2021. Hunter met with the Airmen of the 403rd Wing as part of his immersion tour to learn more about the Reserve mission and he
  • Flying Jennies train in Alaska

    The 815th Airlift Squadron put their Reserve Citizen Airmen to the test in Alaska with both the temperatures and the terrain, July 13-16, working with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Airborne, 25th Infantry Division. The 815th AS provided airlift for more than over 1,300 paratroopers for three days, as well as airdrops for heavy equipment on the fourth day during a training exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
  • From cook to commander: FSS leader ready to serve 403rd Wing

    Lt. Col. Costau “Coz” Bastien assumed command of the 403rd Force Support Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., in a ceremony Saturday, July 10. As commander of the 403rd FSS, Costau will lead the unit in providing force development, manpower, and personnel programs as well as sustainment services to the Air Force Reserve 403rd Wing’s 1,900
  • New OSS commander reaps benefits of ART to AGR program

    Thinking about all the different people that have been in his life and helped open his eyes, one question always echoed in his mind: "What do you want to be when you grow up?"Despite his continued achievements as his career advanced and his accomplishments stacked up, that question lingered, evolving into: “Is there something else to do beyond
  • Little Rock Reserve maintainers assist Keesler with WC-130J repair

    Maintaining aircraft for 10 WC-130J Super Hercules is no easy task, especially when that job is to repair an aircraft after a destructive fire.On Nov. 1, 2020, a 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron crew was preparing to take off to fly Hurricane Eta when the aircraft’s left wing caught fire. None of the crew were harmed, but the fire, which
  • July enlisted promotions announced

    The Air Force Reserve 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, announced the enlisted promotions for the month of July. They are as follows: Airman 1st Class:Kaitlyn M. Billiot, 36th Aeromedical Evacuation SquadronWilton S. Comeaux, 36th AESMalcolm S. Course, 36th AESJonae Y. Mitchell, 403rd Logistics Readiness Squadron Senior
  • 403rd Maintenance Squadron change of command

    Col. Steven W. Fortson, 403rd Maintenance Group commander, passes the 403rd Maintenance Squadron guidon to Maj. Keith J. Johnson Jr., 403rd MXS commander, during the change of command ceremony July 10, 2021 at the Roberts Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Facility auditorium on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The squadron provides comprehensive
  • Lt. Cols. Ord and Weiher retire

    Maj. Gen. Jay Jensen, Air Force Reserve Command Headquarters director of plans, programs and requirements, presided over the retirement ceremony of Lt. Cols. Walter Ord and Timothy Weiher, 815th Airlift Squadron director of operations and assistant DO, respectively, at the Roberts Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Facility auditorium at Keesler Air
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