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  • 403rd Wing announces September promotions

    The 403rd Wing congratulates the following Reserve Citizen Airmen who were promoted for September 2020.Airman - Jhaven T. Fairley, 403rd Logistics Readiness Squadron - Rachel D. Roth, 41st Aerial Port Squadron Airman First Class - Emory A. Benoit, 403rd Force Support Squadron - Kelton D. Halsey, 403rd Security Forces Squadron - Jarvis E. Jackson,
  • Tracking Sally

    From tropical storm to hurricane, the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron“ Hurricane Hunters,” flew nine missions into Sally to track the storm and gather data.­The 53rd WRS, an Air Force Reserve unit assigned to the 403rd Wing, started flying missions into then-Tropical Storm Sally from their home station, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi,
  • 53rd WRS Hurricane Hunters depart for St. Croix

    The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters, a 403rd Wing unit at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, departed today for St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, to start flying reconnaissance into Tropical Storm Paulette. The Hurricane Hunters provide weather data from the storm to improve National Hurricane Center forecasts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col.
  • September UTA update: COVID’s not over

    The 403rd Wing will have a Unit Training Assembly Sept. 12-13, which will be mandatory for mission essential Airmen and optional for others based on commanders’ discretion.Airmen should coordinate with their unit supervisors and commanders to inquire about telework options or to reschedule or excuse the UTA, and wing members who live in the local
  • 403rd Wing evacuates aircraft, continues to fly Hurricane Marco, Tropical Storm Laura

    The Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing relocated its 20 aircraft today as Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura make their way toward the U.S. Gulf Coast. The wing’s 815th Airlift Squadron, a tactical airlift unit, flew their C-130J Super Hercules to Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, and the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, or Hurricane Hunters,
  • Hurricane Hunters: navigators guide through storms

    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. In this specialized unit of Reserve Citizen Airmen, a crew is made up of a minimum of five members consisting of a pilot, copilot, navigator, aerial reconnaissance
  • 403rd LRS stays social while distancing

    Back in the old days – five months ago, before COVID-19, nobody thought twice about going to the gym, or doing a high-intensity interval training workout with 15 of their closest wingmen, or just … working in the office with the rest of their shop.The pandemic has taken its toll on normalcy in every facet, and in an Air Force Reserve Command unit,
  • CARCAH key to coordination, storm support

    Coordination—it is the key to any successful organization or event; and, when that event happens to be a hurricane, which requires aerial reconnaissance to gather life-saving weather data for forecasts—it’s imperative.In order for the Hurricane Hunters, whether that’s the Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron at Keesler Air Force
  • Hurricane Hunter sets unit record for eyewall penetrations

    In the Air Force, the number 341 typically elicits an unpleasant memory. Like that time someone in your group of three marching at basic military training forgot to put their cover on, so you all were vehemently reprimanded by a military training instructor and had your 341 pulled.Or that time you failed to fill out all of your 341s in tech school,
  • Hurricane Hunters fly first Pacific hurricane

    The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircrews flew five weather reconnaissance missions into Hurricane Douglas, the first hurricane in the Pacific, July 24-27, 2020, collecting data to assist Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecasters.The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, assigned to the 403rd Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi,
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