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  • Chasing Dreams: Reserve maintainer perseveres with music, art career

    From a church pulpit to a stage bar, this former preacher walks into the spotlight. As his fingers dance on the guitar strings, his voice sings tales of pain, perseverance and his journey to exuberance. As if in a trance, the audience hangs on to this every word, and in those moments, this native Alabama Airman is able to live out his dream.   “I’m
  • Reserve optometrist commands squadron, senior leader in world's largest eye care company

    Sometimes life takes a person in an entirely different direction, but the journey can be a positive one. Col. Carl Spear, commander, 403rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron that provides home station medical readiness for 1,500 403rd Wing reservists and the wartime tasking to establish medical triage and staging anywhere in the world, originally wanted
  • Nose Art Contest

    An old military tradition is being celebrated this year--Nose Art. Throughout military history, Nose Art has ranged from cartoon characters, animal teeth, patriotic characters, good luck symbols, and to even more risqué images of pin-ups; but today Nose Art is aimed at showing a unit’s esprit de corps, mission activity, crew accomplishments, history and even civilian community pride.
  • Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters assist with monsoon research

    The U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron spent part of June in Sri Lanka flying missions over the Indian Ocean as part of a research project to study the island’s atmosphere and predict monsoon patterns.   The Hurricane Hunter crew arrived June 15 to assist with research in the Bay of Bengal on Monsoon Intraseasonal
  • Hurricane Hunters fly Tropical Storms Beryl, Chris

    The Air Force Reserve’s Hurricane Hunters spent the weekend flying weather reconnaissance missions into Tropical Storm Chris off the North Carolina coastline and Tropical Storm Beryl in the Caribbean Sea to gather data for the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron began flying missions out of Keesler Saturday
  • Hurricane Hunters prove resiliency

    Is there something that you want so bad that you are willing to fight for it? Members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron show that determination, persistence and timing plays a role in achieving personal goals.
  • Weathering storms: Officer's love of weather mission saves lives, property

    Maj. Christopher Dyke has a life-long love of weather, especially hurricanes. The reservist’s interest in these severe storms began as a child growing up on the Gulf Coast in Pensacola, Florida. This led to him earning a degree in meteorology, and then ultimately in his becoming an aerial reconnaissance weather officer in the 53rd Weather
  • Civil Air Patrol cadets learn about Keesler missions

    More than 100 Civil Air Patrol cadets from Alabama and Mississippi toured the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron here today while participating in their Annual Summer Encampment. "The purpose of the summer encampment program is to provide leadership and structure to the cadets," said CAP Lt. Col. Felix Diaz, CAP Summer Encampment commander. The
  • We Are Airmen: 2018 Recruiting Video Contest

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas— Calling all storytellers! Air Force officials are offering Airmen the chance to create their own recruiting video through the We Are Airmen 2018 Recruiting Video Contest. Now is your chance to showcase your creativity and pride to be an Airman in the United States Air Force! If you were a civilian thinking
  • AFRC award winners announced

    Airmen from the 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and 815th Airlift Squadron, part of the 403rd Operations Group, were named 2017 Air Force Reserve Command Award winners.
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