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  • 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

  • 101-year-old veteran promoted to major

    Fifty-five years after his retirement, World War II veteran Capt. Thomas Dewey Adams Jr., 101 years old, was granted an honorary promotion to major during a ceremony held at his home, April 29.Col. Stuart Rubio, 403rd Wing commander, presided over the ceremony held in Adams’s home.“It is important

  • Wing hosts Continuous Process Improvement, Innovation Training

    The 403rd Wing is continuously seeking new ways to innovate and accelerate change to improve processes and increase efficiency, especially in times of increasing requirements and decreasing resources.To educate wing leaders and spread awareness of Continuous Process Improvement and Innovation

  • Preparing for the worst, training provides aircrew life-saving skills

    Flying 500 feet above the surface of the ocean hunting hurricanes and flying into these monster storms at 10,000 feet comes with some risks.Preparing aircrew members with the training and skills to survive if an aircraft goes down due to an emergency or other event is Survival, Evasion, Resistance

  • Deadline for Hurricane Hunter Association Scholarship application Aug. 1

    The Hurricane Hunter Association (HHA) is awarding two Swan 38 Memorial Scholarships for the 2022 fall semester, and the deadline to apply is Aug. 1.The first place winner will receive $2,000 and second place will receive $1,000 for their undergraduate or graduate education.“Each year, the

  • Self-Assessment Program managers key to compliance

    Self-assessment is the evaluation of one’s actions or the processes used in accomplishing their job, and it’s something Senior Master Sgt. Spring Walden knows all about.The Inspector General Inspections superintendent runs the Self-Assessment Program for the 403rd Wing, a key component of the Air

  • Reservist chased a dream; now chases hurricanes

    Nearly three decades after the fact, U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Amaryllis Cotto can still vividly remember Hurricane Andrew. The shrill screech of a woman screaming for her life outside.Windows breaking.Walls vibrating.Running across the street to seek shelter with neighbors as her own family’s house

  • 53rd WRS wrapping up Atmospheric River missions

    The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters from Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., are nearing the end of their 13-week stay out west at Mather Air Field, Calif., where they are stationed supporting the National Winter Season Operations Plan.The Hurricane Hunters are