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  • Hurricane Hunters continue flying Fiona

    The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters continue to fly the storm while it remains a threat to land.The squadron began flying the storm after moving to their forward operating location in Curacao, Sept. 15, when the system was just a tropical storm.

  • 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

  • Not-So-Undercover Boss: 403rd Security Forces Squadron

    Col. Stuart M. Rubio, 403rd Wing commander, attends 403rd Security Forces Squadron baton training during the Unit Training Assembly at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., Sept. 10, 2022. Air Force Security Forces are responsible for defending air bases around the globe, law enforcement on those bases,

  • NOAA, Congressional Staffers visit 53rd WRS

    Rear Adm. Chad M. Cary, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Marine and Aviation's deputy director for operations and deputy director of NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps, and 10 congressional staffers involved with various environmentally-focused committees received a 53rd

  • Aeromedical Evacuation trains on new aircraft

    Members of the 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, trained on the newest airframe available to them, the KC-46A Pegasus, an air refueling tanker from the 916th Air Refueling Wing from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.

  • Reserve tactical airlift unit uses upgraded night-vision devices

    Imagine a nearly pitch black space. The hand you can only faintly see in front of you rises to flip a battery pack towards your forehead and a faint hum of power buzzes incessantly like a mosquito in the summertime.White light emits from two electronically connected monocular devices.You thumb and

  • Air Force Reserve recruiting recruiters

    Recruiters can leave a lasting impression on potential recruits. Twenty-six years later, Senior Master Sgt. Mark C. Shearin still remembers his recruiter, the man who prompted his future career choice.“I’ve always wanted to be a recruiter. When I joined the Army, I’ll never forget the shiny shoes my

  • Unit Training Managers Needed

    The 403rd Wing is seeking applicants for three Unit Training Manager opportunities for traditional reservists.“These are critical positions that work with the commander’s key staff and leaders,” said Senior Master Sgt. Brett Blanchard, Force Development flight chief for the 403rd Force Support