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  • Wing welcomes new secretary

    Some people in this world like to help people and do so with a joyful spirit.Heather Shaw, the 403rd Wing commander’s new secretary is one of those shiny happy people, assisting unit members and guests all with a cheerful attitude and a big smile.“I am passionate about helping people and love making

  • Reserve recruiters train, prepare for success ahead

    After a two-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 500 Air Force Reserve recruiters and support personnel from around the globe gathered here Nov. 5-9 for a deployment for training event.Usually held annually, the DFT allows recruiting leaders to fulfill readiness, regulatory, upgrade and

  • Like father, like son

    While following in family members’ footsteps is a fairly common motivation for joining for many service members, it’s not as common to be able to serve at the same time, much less in the same unit.Nothing displays the flexibility of the Air Force Reserve more than the unique stories of its citizen

  • Hurricane Hunters fly last mission into Ian

    The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters are flying their last flight into Hurricane Ian today, their 14th mission into the storm since Sept. 21, collecting data to assist National Hurricane Center forecasters.Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida as a Category 4 storm Wednesday afternoon,

  • 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,

  • 403rd SFS defender aids in infant rescue

    During Unit Training Assembly weekends, Tech. Sgt. Rachel Harris works as a combat arms instructor for the 403rd Security Forces Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. She ensures reservists across the wing are properly trained on weapons handling, firing, and care as is routinely

  • 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

  • 53rd WRS flies first Pacific, Atlantic missions of the season

    The Air Force Reserve 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron’s 2022 hurricane season got off to a timely start as they flew their first fix missions of both the Pacific and Atlantic seasons this week.As a suspect area developed in the Eastern Pacific, just west of southern Mexico, the National