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  • Operation Hero returns March 4

    The Keesler Military and Family Readiness Center is planning Operation Hero, a deployment simulation event for children of military members, March 4. The experience allows military families to better understand the deployment process and gain knowledge about agencies and other resources available to

  • Mission Makers: POL fuels mission

    Staff Sgt. Scott Simon, petroleum, oil and lubricants fuels craftsman, 403rd Logistics Readiness Squadron briefly describes his duties related to handling liquid oxygen and his pride within the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. POL team members handle, store, test, and distribute

  • Development and Training Flight leader prepares future force

    The 403rd Wing’s Development and Training Flight exists to prepare trainees for Basic Military Training, introduce them to the battle rhythm of a Unit Training Assembly, and educate them about Air Force Reserve life in general while they await their BMT ship date.As the new Development and Training

  • 53rd WRS supports Hurricane Lisa, Atmospheric River reconnaissance

    Colloquially referred to as the “Hurricane Hunters,” the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron does in fact “hunt” hurricanes and tropical systems in all stages of formation during the Atlantic and Pacific hurricane seasons. While this keeps the squadron alert from mid-May to Nov. 30, they are

  • Mission Makers: Aerospace Ground Equipment

    Staff Sgt. Dustin Bridgett, aerospace ground equipment technician, 403rd Maintenance Squadron briefly describes his duties and appreciation of the 403rd Wing, at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The AGE shop is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all ground equipment assigned to the

  • Like father, like son

    While following in family members’ footsteps is a fairly common motivation for joining for many service members, it’s not as common to be able to serve at the same time, much less in the same unit.Nothing displays the flexibility of the Air Force Reserve more than the unique stories of its citizen

  • 403rd ASTS readies for new health records system

    A team from the Air Force Reserve Command at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, visited the 403rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron to provide assistance and training as a new electronic healthcare record medical system, MHS GENESIS, is set to rollout at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Saturday.MHS

  • Smoked Mullet provides ACE, MCA training

    The Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing held its second three-day “Super” Unit Training Assembly of the year Sept. 9-11, with the main objective being to develop Multi-Capable Airmen (MCA) for Agile Combat Employment (ACE).During the first Super UTA in February, members from the 403rd Force Support

  • Not-So-Undercover Boss: 403rd Security Forces Squadron

    Col. Stuart M. Rubio, 403rd Wing commander, attends 403rd Security Forces Squadron baton training during the Unit Training Assembly at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., Sept. 10, 2022. Air Force Security Forces are responsible for defending air bases around the globe, law enforcement on those bases,

  • Mission Makers: 403rd MXS pneudraulic systems specialist

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Jeter serves as a pneudraulic systems specialist in the 403rd Maintenance Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The 403rd Maintenance Squadron is responsible for the maintenance and support of the 403rd Wing’s WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft flown by 53rd Weather