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  • Hurricane Hunters testing new SATCOM capabilities

    For the Air Force Reserve's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters, the ability to transmit data in flight is tantamount to mission success.As one of their WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft powers through a hurricane, a loadmaster is in the back, preparing and launching dropsondes that

  • Nominate employers for ESGR Awards

    The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is taking nominations for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award until Dec. 31.“The ESGR is a Department of Defense program that was established to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve component service members and their

  • Honorary Commanders inducted into 403rd Wing

    The Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing took part in an Honorary Commander induction ceremony alongside the 81st Training Wing and 2nd Air Force at the Bay Breeze Event Center here, today.The Honorary Commander program pairs Mississippi Gulf Coast civic and business leaders with base leadership in an

  • Not-So-Undercover Boss: Commander visits ISO dock

    Master Sgt. Cody Seymour, 403rd Maintenance Squadron structural shop craftsman, observes Col. Stuart M. Rubio, 403rd Wing commander, while he assists in changing out an aft bulkhead, the firewall between the engine and the aircraft's wing, at the Isochronal Inspection Dock at Keesler Air Force

  • 41st APS Port Dawg Challenge: Team Top Dawgz takes title

    The 41st Aerial Port Squadron’s annual Port Dawg Challenge took place over the Oct. 2-3 Unit Training Assembly here with around 50  Reserve Citizen Airmen competing to win.Organizing this year’s event was Master Sgt. Taylor Landry, noncommissioned officer in charge of special handling and acting

  • Hurricane Hunters fly Hurricane Sam

    The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, better known as the Hurricane Hunters, flew their first mission into Hurricane Sam out of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 27.First recognized as Tropical Depression 18 Sept. 22, the National Hurricane Center began monitoring the

  • Reservists wrap up Hurricane Ida reconnaissance

    The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters assigned to the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., finished flying Hurricane Ida as the category 4 storm made landfall in Louisiana, Aug. 29.

  • Reserve medic puts Air Force training into action

    Sunday, May 23, 2021, didn’t go quite as Senior Airman Holly Lee expected it to.Though she was excited for her nephew to be born soon, the sequence of events leading up to his birth did not go according to expectations. What should have been a normal, quiet Sunday instead came to life with a