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  • Mission Makers: Aerospace Ground Equipment

    Staff Sgt. Dustin Bridgett, aerospace ground equipment technician, 403rd Maintenance Squadron briefly describes his duties and appreciation of the 403rd Wing, at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The AGE shop is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all ground equipment assigned to the

  • Like father, like son

    While following in family members’ footsteps is a fairly common motivation for joining for many service members, it’s not as common to be able to serve at the same time, much less in the same unit.Nothing displays the flexibility of the Air Force Reserve more than the unique stories of its citizen

  • Smoked Mullet provides ACE, MCA training

    The Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing held its second three-day “Super” Unit Training Assembly of the year Sept. 9-11, with the main objective being to develop Multi-Capable Airmen (MCA) for Agile Combat Employment (ACE).During the first Super UTA in February, members from the 403rd Force Support

  • Mission Makers: 403rd MXS pneudraulic systems specialist

    Staff Sgt. Christopher Jeter serves as a pneudraulic systems specialist in the 403rd Maintenance Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The 403rd Maintenance Squadron is responsible for the maintenance and support of the 403rd Wing’s WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft flown by 53rd Weather

  • Campanile assumes command of 403rd Operations Group

    Lt. Col. Kevin J. Campanile assumed command of the 403rd Operations Group in a ceremony at the Roberts Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Facility auditorium Nov. 7.Overseeing the ceremony was 403rd Wing commander, Col. Stuart M. Rubio.Before introducing the new commander, Rubio first recognized Lt.

  • Not-So-Undercover Boss: Commander visits ISO dock

    Master Sgt. Cody Seymour, 403rd Maintenance Squadron structural shop craftsman, observes Col. Stuart M. Rubio, 403rd Wing commander, while he assists in changing out an aft bulkhead, the firewall between the engine and the aircraft's wing, at the Isochronal Inspection Dock at Keesler Air Force

  • 815th Airlift Squadron conducts training in Alaska

    The 815th Airlift Squadron participates in a training exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 13-16, 2021. During the exercise, aircrew provided heavy-equipment airdrops, airlift for more than 1,300 paratroopers, and completed low-level flight training to challenge their tactical

  • Keesler reservists support Southwest Asia operations

    Air Force Reserve Citizen Airmen and several C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 403rd Wing have deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom Sentinel.Aircrew from the 815th Airlift Squadron, and Airmen from the 403rd Operational Support Squadron and 803rd

  • Combating heat on the flightline

    The cool, new clothing item on the flightline are shorts authorized as an option for 403rd Maintenance Group and 41st Aerial Port Squadron members to wear instead of the Airman Battle Uniform or Operational Camouflage Pattern trousers.“Everyone who works outside, loves it,” said Senior Airman Robert

  • Flying Jennies and Hurricane Hunters ready for flight

    A line of C-130J and W-C130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 815th Airlift and 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadrons on the flight line, July 17, 2020, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The mission of the 815th AS is to recruit, organize and train to deploy, redeploy and employ air and ground