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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Supply meets demand

    No matter how skilled a unit of aircraft maintainers is, or how great the aircraft they’re responsible for is: wear and tear is inevitable, and at some point, parts need updating and replacing.Aircraft parts don’t just grow on trees, and with 20 C-130J Super Hercules to take care of, the supply

  • Maintenance Operations Center flightline gatekeepers

    From aircraft arrivals and departures to conducting engine runs and towing aircraft, whatever it is, the Airmen of the 403rd Wing Maintenance Operations Center are monitoring just about everything that is happening on Keesler Air Force Base’s flight line.Master Sgt. Daniel Straka, 403rd Maintenance

  • Failed Attempt: Lost

    Master Sgt. (ret.) James Rials, former production supervisor for the 403rd Maintenance Group at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., shared his story of how he got to a place in his life that led to a near suicide attempt and how that led him to seek help. Through sharing his story, Rials hopes that

  • Johnson brothers ARTs of maintenance missions

    They are your first best friend and your greatest rival. Your biggest annoyance and your closest confidante. Your own personal bodyguard and your live-in bully. You didn’t choose them, and you’re stuck with them for life. They’re your siblings. Siblings are around for pretty much every major part of

  • 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

  • 2019: Year in Review

    This year was just as busy as the last, with 403rd Wing Reserve Citizen Airmen participating in numerous deployments, hurricane support and training exercises.“From multiple deployments to humanitarian aid to community service, the 403rd Wing’s list of accomplishments is truly astonishing,” said

  • Year in Review: 2016 one of growth

    The 403rd Wing saw many changes in 2016; it was a year of beginnings and adventure. The wing added two new squadrons, traveled stateside and abroad to train, and, like they do every year, hunted hurricanes. Here are a few of the highlights from the year.