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  • Lt. Col. Schreffler assumes command of 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron

    Lt. Col. Shane M. Devlin, 403rd Operations Group deputy commander, hands the guidon to Lt. Col. LaDonna K. Schreffler, 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron commander, during the 36th AES assumption of command ceremony July 10, 2021 at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The 36th AES mission is to provide critical care in the air in cases where the
  • Hurricane Hunters wrap up Elsa recon ahead of landfall

    The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters wrapped up their aerial reconnaissance efforts for Tropical Storm Elsa Wednesday morning, July 7, after the storm made landfall on the northwest coast of Florida.The 53rd WRS is assigned to the 403rd Wing and is the only unit of its kind in the Department of Defense. In
  • 815th AS kicking up dust; letting cargo, personnel drop

    Members of the 815th Airlift Squadron, or Flying Jennies, conduct an assault takeoff from a semi-prepared runway, or dirt runway, during some airdrop training missions at landing and drop zones near Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina, June 28-30. These formation airdrops consisted of dropping personnel from the 82nd Airborne, heavy equipment and
  • COVID-19 pandemic not over, concerns over Delta Variant growing

    Nearly 68% of active duty personnel have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose. But that still leaves many service members vulnerable to the delta variant of the virus, health officials at the Pentagon said.
  • Hurricane Hunters head to Homestead ARB, fly TS Elsa

    Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters, from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, took off today from Keesler Air Force Base on their way to Homestead Air Reserve Base in southern Florida prepositioning for an Atlantic storm mission. The Hurricane Hunters are scheduled to begin flying Tropical Storm Elsa, July 2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jessica
  • Reservist retires after 37 years: Experienced many challenges, changes

    It was the year that everyone was calling “Ghostbusters,” Michael Jackson’s hair caught on fire, Wendy’s aired their “Where’s the Beef” commercial, astronauts made the first untethered spacewalk, Congressman Geraldine Ferraro joined Democrat Walter Mondale as the first woman to run on a major political party’s presidential ticket, Ronald Reagan
  • Team Keesler tests new feedback process

    Keesler’s Community Action Team is testing a new feedback process for Airmen, Civilians, and any other personnel on-base.Rather than stuffing slips of paper into the old suggestion box, a team called RedBerry Innovations has teamed up with AFWERX, the Air Force’s innovation hub, to implement a new, more convenient way for base personnel to have
  • Scholarship honors lost crew of Swan 38, assists wing members

    The Hurricane Hunter Association is awarding two $2,000 Swan 38 Memorial Scholarships for the 2021 fall semester, and the deadline to apply is Aug. 1.Each year, the association, a private group of former and current Hurricane Hunters, Typhoon Chasers, Storm Trackers and related weather reconnaissance mission members, provides the scholarships to
  • Logistics Readiness Squadron goes west for training

    Around 60 Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 403rd Logistics Readiness Squadron here ventured out west to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada for their annual tour training May 29-June 12.From issuing gear to fueling aircraft to providing transportation and everything in between, the logistics readiness career-field is responsible for a wide array of
  • Family tradition: Wing Commander's son carries on AF Academy legacy

    It’s not every day that an 18-year old high school senior has to excuse himself from class to take a call from a senator.And, it’s not every day you get accepted into the U.S. Air Force Academy, but this was exactly the case for Ashton Rubio, son of 403rd Wing Commander Col. Stuart Rubio and his wife Megan.In April, Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker
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