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  • October Unit Training Assembly Update

    The 403rd Wing will have a Unit Training Assembly Oct. 3-4, with COVID-19 mitigation measures in place.Col. Jeffrey A. Van Dootingh, 403rd Wing commander, reminds Airmen who attend the UTA that they must comply with base security and health protection requirements.Keesler is currently in Health Protection Condition Bravo. Per Department of Defense
  • Here we go again: 403rd Wing evacuates aircraft, continues to fly Tropical Storm Sally

    The Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing started relocating aircraft today as Tropical Storm Sally makes its way towards the 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, relocated their WC-130Js
  • Base violence prevention integrator studies trends; educates Airmen

    In the middle of an office punctuated with pink accents, brimming with boxes of “swag” and an abundance of self-empowerment reading sits Tania Wiggins, her rosé hued hair contributing to the soft, welcoming tone of the room.While her presence and her surroundings and most of her life’s work scream delicate and inviting and safe, Wiggins suffered
  • Pinning on rank, 403rd Wing's newest Chief

    Chief Master Sgts. Monte Snyder, 403rd Maintenance Group maintenance operations superintendent (left) and Amanda Stift, 403rd Wing command chief, (right) "pin" the Chief Master Sgt. rank onto Senior Master Sgt. Larry Andersen, Superintendent, 403rd Wing Mission Support Group during his promotion ceremony August 8, 2020 at the 41st Aerial Port
  • 403rd Wing announces August promotions

    The 403rd Wing congratulates the following Reserve Citizen Airmen who were promoted for August 2020.Senior Airman- Zachary E. Baugh, 403rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron- Joseph C. Defillo, 403rd Maintenance Squadron- Elizabeth Demoran, 403rd MXS- Carson A. Fambro, 403rd MXS- Christopher J. Grace, 815th Airlift Squadron- Ruben R. Johnson, 403rd
  • 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,
  • Strut change

    Members of the 403rd Maintenance Squadron inspects, cleans, and reinstalls parts for the nose landing strut on a WC-130J Super Hercules during a C letter inspection, which is the longest and most invasive inspection that occurs on the aircraft at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.
  • Wing announces first quarter award winners

    The 403rd Wing announced its first quarter award winners for the Jan. 1 through April. 30 period. Winners were chosen in the Airman, noncommissioned officer, senior NCO, company and field grade officer categories. Airman of the Quarter: Senior Airman Kenneth RedeemerUnit: 403rd Operations Support SquadronDuty title: Aircrew Flight Equipment
  • Flight prepares future Airmen for Basic Military Training

    Air Force Basic Military Training, commonly referred to as “BMT” or “boot camp,” is a training program that must be completed for every trainee to attain the title of Airman.The experience challenges trainees mentally and physically to prepare them for their Air Force career. Although COVID-19 has made training and everyday life a little different,
  • Virtual change of command

    Maj. Kimberly Spusta took command of the 12th Operational Weather Flight located at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois during a virtual change of command ceremony June 7.
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