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  • 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.
  • American Ninja Warriors tour Hurricane Hunter aircraft

    Kevin Klein and Sara Heesen, American Ninja Warriors, were briefed on the hurricane mission and toured a WC-130J of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, 403rd Wing, during the Alpha Warrior tour at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi Aug. 2, 2018. Alpha Warrior, built around a unique apparatus, challenges Airmen as they tackle the various
  • Active to Reserve: Commander goes from retired to rehired

    The commander of the Air Force Reserve’s 815th Airlift Squadron “Flying Jennies” retired with 20 years of service from the U.S. Air Force in a ceremony at the Roberts Consolidated Maintenance Facility July 28, 2018. Lt. Col. Stuart M. Rubio, an active-duty C-130 pilot who has been commander of the Flying Jennies since January 2016, will continue to
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