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  • 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

  • Hurricane Hunters deploy to Hawaii to fly Hurricane Douglas

    Aircrews with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters,” an Air Force Reserve unit assigned to the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, are scheduled to fly data-gathering missions into Hurricane Douglas out of Barbers Point Kapolei Airport, Hawaii, starting July 25.

  • Hurricane Hunters take part in online National Tropical Weather Conference

    The 2020 National Tropical Weather Conference, originally scheduled for April, was postponed due to COVID-19, however, the pandemic didn’t stop emergency managers, meteorologist, and the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters from going live online this week to talk about their mission and educate the

  • Hercs for Heroes

    The 403rd Wing's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, flew by Singing River Health System, Pascagoula, May 5, 2020, as part of the "Hercs for Heroes" tribute to all the healthcare workers, first responders and essential personnel battling the spread of

  • Swan 38 Memorial Scholarship assists wing members

    Annually the Hurricane Hunter Association acknowledges outstanding students in the 403rd Wing in the form of financial assistance through the SWAN 38’ Memorial Scholarship.“This year there will be two $2,000 scholarships awarded to the recipients in their field of study,” said Tech. Sgt. Krystal

  • 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

  • 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,