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  • Back to school: Education benefits for reservists

    Serving in the Air Force Reserve comes with its fair share of challenges and sacrifices, but it also comes with crucial benefits, especially ones that can impact an Airman’s life far beyond their enlistment or commission.One of those benefit categories is education. Carrie Meyls of the 403rd Force

  • From cook to commander: FSS leader ready to serve 403rd Wing

    Lt. Col. Costau “Coz” Bastien assumed command of the 403rd Force Support Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., in a ceremony Saturday, July 10. As commander of the 403rd FSS, Costau will lead the unit in providing force development, manpower, and personnel programs as well as sustainment

  • New OSS commander reaps benefits of ART to AGR program

    Thinking about all the different people that have been in his life and helped open his eyes, one question always echoed in his mind: "What do you want to be when you grow up?"Despite his continued achievements as his career advanced and his accomplishments stacked up, that question lingered,

  • Lt. Cols. Ord and Weiher retire

    Maj. Gen. Jay Jensen, Air Force Reserve Command Headquarters director of plans, programs and requirements, presided over the retirement ceremony of Lt. Cols. Walter Ord and Timothy Weiher, 815th Airlift Squadron director of operations and assistant DO, respectively, at the Roberts Consolidated

  • Hurricane Hunters wrap up Elsa recon ahead of landfall

    The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters wrapped up their aerial reconnaissance efforts for Tropical Storm Elsa Wednesday morning, July 7, after the storm made landfall on the northwest coast of Florida.The 53rd WRS is assigned to the 403rd Wing and is the only

  • 815th AS kicking up dust; letting cargo, personnel drop

    Members of the 815th Airlift Squadron, or Flying Jennies, conduct an assault takeoff from a semi-prepared runway, or dirt runway, during some airdrop training missions at landing and drop zones near Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina, June 28-30. These formation airdrops consisted of dropping

  • Reservist retires after 37 years: Experienced many challenges, changes

    It was the year that everyone was calling “Ghostbusters,” Michael Jackson’s hair caught on fire, Wendy’s aired their “Where’s the Beef” commercial, astronauts made the first untethered spacewalk, Congressman Geraldine Ferraro joined Democrat Walter Mondale as the first woman to run on a major

  • Hurricane Hunters prepared for hurricane season takeoff

    The 403rd Wing’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron based out of Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, is the only Department of Defense organization that flies weather reconnaissance missions.The Hurricane Hunters’--as they are more commonly referred to—mission, as it relates to tropical

  • Wing leaders visit Camp Shelby, take part in training

    403rd Wing leaders and 403rd Security Forces Squadron members travelled to Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in Hattiesburg, Miss., May 21, 2021 to participate in a number of different training exercises including a Shoot, Move, Communicate course, Engagement Skills Trainer virtual weapons

  • Hurricane Hunters get upgraded

    The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters” aerial reconnaissance weather officer and loadmaster/dropsonde operator stations are being upgraded with hardware and software to increase their weather collecting capabilities.“The (Meteorology Equipment Technician) shop is in the middle