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  • 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

  • Celebrating family and 75 years of the Air Force Reserve

    Hundreds of members of the 403rd Wing and their families gathered at Keesler Air Force Base's Marina Park June 3 for the Wing’s annual Family Day. Coinciding with the 75th Anniversary of the Air Force Reserve, this event displays the camaraderie and family values that the Reserve represents.

  • Flying Jennies support joint force EUCOM exercise Swift Response

    Crews from the 815th Airlift Squadron and supporting personnel departed their home station of Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 5, 2023, to travel to Europe for SWIFT RESPONSE 2023.SWIFT RESPONSE is part of U.S. European Command’s DEFENDER 23 exercise that consists of over 7,000 U.S. and

  • 403rd Defender named Ocean Springs Police Officer of the Year 2022

    Tech. Sgt. Cody Gill, 403rd Security Forces Squadron self-assessment program manager, recently received the Ocean Springs Police Officer of the Year Award for 2022.“Officer Gill is an extremely hard worker with a lot of potential to be a great leader,” said OSPD Police Chief Mark Dunston. “He’s the

  • SERE specialist ensures survival, recovery for 403rd reservists

    The Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing boasts a diverse mission-set, some of which are considered “at risk of isolation.” In order to be considered fully qualified, Reserve Citizen Airmen performing at-risk missions are required to complete the challenging Initial Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape

  • Director of Psychological Health provides mental health support for wing

    Life can provide an array of stressors whether in the realm of relationships, finances, employment, or any other factors. Often, Reservists face these types of stressors on top of their military responsibilities.  To combat the mental strife that comes with everyday life and life in the military,

  • Development and Training Flight leader prepares future force

    The 403rd Wing’s Development and Training Flight exists to prepare trainees for Basic Military Training, introduce them to the battle rhythm of a Unit Training Assembly, and educate them about Air Force Reserve life in general while they await their BMT ship date.As the new Development and Training

  • 2022: 403rd Wing Year in Review

    Training, exercises and deployments were common themes in 2022, all in efforts to ensure 403rd Wing Reserve Citizen Airmen were Ready Now.“The men and women of this wing have done an outstanding job preparing for and in the execution of our mission,” said Col. Stuart M. Rubio, 403rd Wing commander.

  • 403rd Wing welcomes new chaplains

    The 403rd Wing recently welcomed two new chaplains to help ensure the spiritual well-being of the nearly 1,500 Reserve Citizen Airmen that serve in the unit.The wing’s new head chaplain, Chaplain (Maj.) Torrey Garrison, spent his first Unit Training Assembly weekend with the wing Nov. 5-6. Prior to