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  • 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

  • Hurricane Hunters flying Tropical Storm Calvin

    The Air Force Reserve “Hurricane Hunters,” assigned to the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, are flying weather reconnaissance missions into Tropical Storm Calvin to assist with National Hurricane Center forecasts.

  • Flying Jennies soar through Smoky Mountains

    Members of the 815th Airlift Squadron, Flying Jennies, conduct low level training flights through the Tennessee Smoky Mountains in a C-130J Super Hercules during June 2023. The 815th AS is a tactical airlift unit tasked with the capability of resupplying the forces, provide for their airlift

  • Granderson promotes to Colonel

    Retired Lt. Col. Larry Hill poses with his twin daughters Col. Leslie Davidson, 157th Air Operations Group chief of combat plans, (left) and Col. Elissa Granderson, 403rd Operations Group commander, (right) during Granderson’s promotion ceremony June 3 at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Hill is

  • 403rd Operations Group Change of Command

    Lt. Col. Elissa D. Granderson assumed command of the 403rd Operations Group from Col. Kevin J. Campanile, during a change of command ceremony at the Roberts Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Facility auditorium June 3.

  • Retiring with 32 years of service

    Retired Col. Benton Busbee, a former 403rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron commander, presents Lt. Col. Rosalind Johnson, 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron director of operations, with her certificate of appreciation from the President of the United States during her retirement ceremony June 4 in