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  • Hurricane Hunters fly Franklin, Idalia

    After Tropical Storm Hilary made landfall Aug. 20 on the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico, the Air Force Reserve 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron’s hurricane hunters began flying storms in both the Atlantic and the Caribbean.

  • Hurricane Hunters depart to fly Hilary reconnaissance

    The Air Force Reserve “Hurricane Hunters,” assigned to the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, departed today to fly weather reconnaissance missions into Hurricane Hilary to collect weather data that improves National Hurricane Center forecasts.

  • Hurricane Hunters support transitioning U.S. Navy research program

    For more than a decade, U.S. Navy Capt. (ret.) Beth Sanabia, Dr. Steve Jayne and over 40 U.S. Naval Academy and Woods Hole Oceanography Institute interns have spent part of their summers in places such as the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Hawaii.

  • Go the extra MILE

    Each command chief has their own philosophy when it comes to leadership, and Chief Master Sgt. David Jackson is no different.

  • Medical Squadron trains on setting up tent

    Members of the 403rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron trained on putting up the GateKeeper 1935 primary field shelter during the August Unit Training Assembly. This training is part of being a Multi-Capable Airman concept which helps reduce the number of Airmen put in harm's way. (U.S. Air Force photo

  • Becoming less reserved in the Air Force Reserve

    Each Airman joins the service with a “why”, which can vary from continued education, job stability, medical care and other benefits. Airman 1st Class Kacey Dao’s, 403rd Force Support Squadron services apprentice, Air Force journey began after moving from Vietnam, while working as a cashier in a

  • Low-cost, low-altitude airdrop training

    An 815th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules aircraft conducts a low-cost low-altitude (LCLA) airdrop July 18, 2023, at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The LCLA airdrop is accomplished by dropping bundles weighing 80-500 pounds with pre-packed expendable parachutes. This is routine training