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  • Wing commander hosts first civilian all call

    Col. Jeffrey A. Van Dootingh hosted his first civilian commander’s call Aug. 6 at the Roberts Consolidated Maintenance Facility Auditorium. The 403rd Wing commander, who took command June 9, started the event recognizing civil service members who received their 10 and 20-year service certificates

  • Uniform issue on schedule

    As the deadline for Airmen to don the new Operational Camouflage Pattern uniform approaches, the 403rd Logistics Readiness Squadron is working to get uniforms to its Reserve Citizen Airmen. The Air Force’s May 2018 decision to transition into a single combat uniform eliminates the need to maintain

  • Director of psychological health assists with resilience, wellness

    Life can be great, but sometimes it’s not. People go through points in their lives where it can feel downright messy. Work demands, relationship conflicts, financial issues, and the loss of a loved one are just a few stressors people experience throughout this journey called life.During these dark

  • Employer Appreciation Day Nov. 2, nominate bosses now

    The 403rd Wing Employer Appreciation Day is Nov. 2, and the deadline for reservists to nominate their employers is Sept. 13.  The event provides employers of reservists an opportunity to see what their reservists do for their unit and Air Force Reserve as well as learn about some of their

  • Commander focus: Airmen, readiness, innovation

    It’s been a month since Col. Jeffrey A. Van Dootingh took command of the 403rd Wing, leading 1,500 personnel and the only Air Force Reserve C-130J Super Hercules equipped wing.It’s not his first time on the Gulf Coast, having served here as the 403rd Operations Group commander from February 2012 to

  • Out with the old, in with the new: Aircrew gets new anti-smoke goggles

    For more than 20 years the ASGs have been a basic four part system, until now. With innovation, the new ASGs are now a three-part system. The suspension frame itself is still made the same with the nape pad attached, while the goggles and oxygen mask portion have been upgraded.