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  • Reserve, Guard ready to take force-shaping troops

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard should benefit from active-duty Air Force force-shaping actions made necessary by record Air Force retention levels.Amidst concerns during the ongoing pandemic, many active-duty Airmen who planned on retiring or

  • 403rd Wing senior recruiter adapts, overcomes in first year

    An overwhelming majority of Airmen, from the airman basic that just graduated basic military training to serve to the Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, had to go through a recruiter to get where they are and where they’re going.Saying recruiters are an integral part of maintaining the strength of

  • The Wing of Choice’s new Process Improvement Manager

    Continuous Process Improvement and Innovation, aka “CPI2,” is an Air Force-wide priority to keep the force up to date with effective and efficient processes throughout its units.According to Air Force Instruction 90-201, The Air Force Inspection System, “Leadership is committed to and has oversight

  • 2020: Year in Review

    They say hindsight is 2020, and while the Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 403rd Wing had much to be proud of this year, it’s safe to say there is relief 2020 will soon be behind them.The Air Force Reserve unit had quite the year with exercises, deployments, evacuations, and more, during the COVID-19

  • Saving History: New wing historian maintains info for present, future

    Every wing has a story of events and accomplishments of Airmen’s bravery, courage and sacrifice, and new chapters of the wing’s legacy are added continuously.  Capturing those stories and archiving the history of the 403rd Wing and its Reserve Citizen Airmen’s role in national defense is the job of

  • Working toward deployment predictability

    In September 2020, the 913th Airlift Group conducted a Strategic Alignment where squadron leaders identified goals that would make the organization a more lethal fighting force. Currently, there are five ongoing process improvement projects that will be individually highlighted in future stories.To

  • Power of reading: maintain connections through story time via app

    Deployments, annual tour, exercises and training are a few military duties that can keep reservists away from their families for extended periods of time. This can be challenging for loved ones, but especially children.One way to maintain those connections, make family bonds stronger and make

  • Camp Gulfport opens doors for ROM operations

    Members from the Air Force Reserve 403rd Wing and the Mississippi Air National Guard units, as well as volunteers from guard units across multiple states work together operating a ROM, or a restriction of movement, named Camp Gulfport, located at the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center,

  • Senior leaders provide update on strategic priorities

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, commander of Air Force Reserve Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Timothy White, AFRC’s command chief master sergeant, issued a memorandum for all Reserve Citizen Airmen November 30 titled AFR Strategic Priorities – Our Current Progress and Future Path. Here is the text of the

  • 403rd Wing recruiters ‘Aim High’

    The Air Force Recruiting Service launched the “Aim High” app June 15th, which was integrated into Air Force Reserve recruiters’ “toolbox.” This allows potential recruits to embed tools on their phone to utilize Total Force career resources to learn about many possibilities.