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  • 403rd SFS Reservists help train future AF officers, National Guard, deployers

    Dressed as enemy soldiers, hiding in the bushes and lying in wait to either ambush a convoy or ground forces, members of the Air Force Reserve 403rd Security Forces Squadron got a chance to put their training to use, but this time from a different perspective.This week four SFS reservists volunteered to help with training Air Force Reserve
  • 403rd Wing hosts AFRC Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

    In the Air Force Reserve, the purpose of Unit Training Assemblies is pretty self-explanatory. It’s one weekend a month (customarily) when Airmen from all over assemble with their unit for training to ensure readiness in the event our nation calls.While a lot of that training does look like donning MOPP gear or “battle rattle,” firing weapons,
  • Wing announces June enlisted promotions

    The 403rd Wing congratulates the following Reserve Citizen Airmen who were promoted for June 2021. AirmanMalcolm S. Course, 36th Aeromedical Evacuation SquadronJames A. Felicianolugo, 403rd Aeromedical Staging SquadronJenna M. Hollis, 403rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Senior AirmanChristopher D. Bell, 403rd Maintenance SquadronEmory A. Benoit,
  • 41st APS holds Port Dawg Memorial Run

    The Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 41st Aerial Port Squadron here participated in the 8th Annual Port Dawg Memorial Run on the flight line Saturday.While the career-field wide event is in its eighth year, this is the first time the 41st APS Port Dawgs have held the event at Keesler.The origins of the memorial run can be traced back to 2011 when the
  • New Wing commander takes helm; encourages Airmen to use voices

    Col. Stuart M. Rubio took command of the 403rd Wing during a change of command ceremony at the Aero Repair Hangar today. Maj. Gen. John P. Healy, 22nd Air Force commander, officiated the ceremony.“My priority for all of 22nd Air Force is to be ready now,” said the general. “I look at Stu to ensure the 403rd Wing has the training and preparation to
  • 22nd AF commander tours 403rd Wing

    Maj. Gen. John Healy, 22nd Air Force commander, is briefed by Lt. Col. Shane Devlin, 403rd Operations Group interim commander, on the flight deck on the WC-130J Super Hercules during his visit to the 403rd Wing, June 4-5, 2021. The visit coincided with the 403rd Wing's change of command, in which Healy presided over the ceremony where Col. Stuart
  • Hurricane Hunters prepared for hurricane season takeoff

    The 403rd Wing’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron based out of Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, is the only Department of Defense organization that flies weather reconnaissance missions.The Hurricane Hunters’--as they are more commonly referred to—mission, as it relates to tropical disturbances, is to collect weather data from within storm
  • Flying Jennies provide airlift, airdrop during Voyager Shield

    The 815th Airlift Squadron participated in Voyager Shield providing the majority of the airlift and drop support, May 25-27, to meet the exercise needs, which helped the Flying Jennies meet tactical training objectives that they cannot get during normal daily training operations.
  • Beta Integrated Defense Leadership Course Bolsters Defender Combat Readiness

    Air Force Reserve Command security forces Airmen, or 'Defenders,' participated in the beta edition of the two-week Integrated Defense Leadership Course, held May 10–24 at Camp James A. Garfield and Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio. The IDLC was designed to provide Reserve defenders with intensely focused hands-on training to achieve and maintain combat readiness.
  • Air Force releases updated fitness test score breakdown

    Without the waist measurement as a scored component, push-ups and sit-ups will increase from 10 to 20 points each, while the 1.5-mile run will remain at 60 points. Scoring will fall into five-year age groups, as opposed to the previous 10.
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