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  • Additional VHF antenna enhances communication to improve forecasts

    Hurricane season starts June 1 and the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron’s role in collecting weather data is key for forecasts. To enhance their communication capabilities, the United States Air Force Reserve completed the successful temporary installation and test of a third Very High

  • Reserve Citizen Airman takes home First Sergeant Academy Commandant Award

    Master Sgt. Dishau JeanJacques, the new first sergeant for the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, not only attended the First Sergeant Academy at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Ala., Feb. 25 to March 22, but excelled, earning the prestigious First Sergeant Commandant

  • Maintainers foster "Warrior Ethos" by revisiting history

    In 2022, the chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, Lt. Gen. John Healy released Task Order 2022, which prioritized readiness and transformation. He charged commanders to cultivate unit cohesiveness and a combat mentality and develop Airmen with a warrior ethos

  • Benson assumes command of 403rd Wing

    Col. John F. Benson took command of the Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing in a change of command ceremony at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., Nov. 3.

  • Weather officers receive new static trainer

    The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron weather officers received a new static training station July 19. The aerial reconnaissance weather officer static trainer is a replica of the weather pallet from the WC-130J Super Hercules, which include the window the weather officer looks out of to view the