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  • 403rd Maintenance Squadron change of command

    Col. Steven W. Fortson, 403rd Maintenance Group commander, passes the 403rd Maintenance Squadron guidon to Maj. Keith J. Johnson Jr., 403rd MXS commander, during the change of command ceremony July 10, 2021 at the Roberts Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Facility auditorium on Keesler Air Force

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 403rd OSS receives new, improved parachute systems

    The 403rd Operations Support Squadron here recently began to receive Butler Parachutes’ BA-30 Low Profile Parachute Systems in an Air Force-wide initiative to upgrade from the legacy BA-22 emergency parachutes.In charge of these new parachute systems are the Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 403rd OSS’s