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  • Aeromedical evacuation put to test during Patriot Warrior

    Reservists from the 403rd Wing joined other Air Force Reserve Airmen for the two-week exercise Patriot Warrior 2018 this month. Lt. Col. Rosalind Johnson, 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, was one of those reservists who participated in the Air Force Reserve Command exercise, providing an

  • Hurricane Hunters fly Hurricane Lane, storm targets Hawaiian Islands

     The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters missions into Hurricane Lane, a Category 4, have been cancelled for today so they can move out of the storm’s path, which is projected to hit the main Hawaiian Islands Thursday afternoon.    The 53rd WRS, based out of Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi,

  • Chasing Dreams: Reserve maintainer perseveres with music, art career

    From a church pulpit to a stage bar, this former preacher walks into the spotlight. As his fingers dance on the guitar strings, his voice sings tales of pain, perseverance and his journey to exuberance. As if in a trance, the audience hangs on to this every word, and in those moments, this native

  • Tampa civic leaders tour Keesler

    With the threat of thunderstorms looming and the winds getting stronger, civic leaders from Florida arrived on a KC-135 Stratotanker March 29, 2018 from MacDill Air Force Base, in Tampa, Florida traveling with the Air Force Reserve’s 927th Air Refueling Wing.  “Seeing the refueling operation on our

  • 403rd Wing kicks off 2017 flag football season

    The 403rd Wing flag football teamed charged full-force into the 2017 Intramural Flag Football season here, clashing with rival teams from the active-duty 81st Training Wing during the first few games of the season.

  • Aircrew flight equipment: life support for aviators

    Infrared light flashes like an invisible firefly – only seen through night vision goggles equipped with specialized sensors. Those goggles have the potential to save lives and the 403rd Operations Support Squadron’s Aircrew Flight Equipment section is charged with their care.

  • Diversity encourages innovation

    In the first few days of Basic Military Training, new recruits are referred to as the “Rainbow Flight.” This is in reference to how much they stand out in their different colored clothing in the days before being issued their uniforms. It can also represent how much our backgrounds make us stand out

  • New chief to Citizen Airmen: go beyond swipe

    Attaining the rank of chief master sergeant is like reaching the summit of a mountain – it takes hard work, dedication and skill. Chief Master Sergeant Michelle Santiago, 403rd Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, was recognized for reaching her own summit during a promotion ceremony at the Roberts

  • AETC leaders immersed in AFRC wing

    Standing in front of a two-star general and explaining what your unit does and why could make anyone’s stomach twist. But members of the 403rd Wing not only did it without breaking a sweat, they did it with energy and passion.