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  • 2022: 403rd Wing Year in Review

    Training, exercises and deployments were common themes in 2022, all in efforts to ensure 403rd Wing Reserve Citizen Airmen were Ready Now.“The men and women of this wing have done an outstanding job preparing for and in the execution of our mission,” said Col. Stuart M. Rubio, 403rd Wing commander.

  • Hurricane Season wraps up, 53rd WRS shifts focus

    The 2022 Atlantic and Pacific hurricane seasons came to an official end Nov. 30, marking another destructive season of tropical weather for the continental United States’ Gulf Coast and eastern seaboard and Puerto Rico. The season also marked another busy season for the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance

  • Hurricane Hunters continue flying Fiona

    The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters continue to fly the storm while it remains a threat to land.The squadron began flying the storm after moving to their forward operating location in Curacao, Sept. 15, when the system was just a tropical storm.

  • NOAA, Congressional Staffers visit 53rd WRS

    Rear Adm. Chad M. Cary, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Marine and Aviation's deputy director for operations and deputy director of NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps, and 10 congressional staffers involved with various environmentally-focused committees received a 53rd

  • Into the Storm, Under the Ocean

    The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) offers many summer internships and programs for midshipmen to take part in each year. One of those internship opportunities is a program called Training and Research in Oceanic and Atmospheric Processes in Tropical Cyclones (TROPIC), an internship program offered to

  • 53rd WRS flies first Pacific, Atlantic missions of the season

    The Air Force Reserve 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron’s 2022 hurricane season got off to a timely start as they flew their first fix missions of both the Pacific and Atlantic seasons this week.As a suspect area developed in the Eastern Pacific, just west of southern Mexico, the National

  • Hurricane Awareness Tour Returns

    Air Force Reserve 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron participated in the first Hurricane Awareness Tour since 2019. The HAT took place during National Hurricane Preparedness Week with the purpose of promoting hurricane preparedness and awareness before the 2022 hurricane season begins.

  • Preparing for the worst, training provides aircrew life-saving skills

    Flying 500 feet above the surface of the ocean hunting hurricanes and flying into these monster storms at 10,000 feet comes with some risks.Preparing aircrew members with the training and skills to survive if an aircraft goes down due to an emergency or other event is Survival, Evasion, Resistance