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  • Commander focus: Airmen, readiness, innovation

    It’s been a month since Col. Jeffrey A. Van Dootingh took command of the 403rd Wing, leading 1,500 personnel and the only Air Force Reserve C-130J Super Hercules equipped wing.It’s not his first time on the Gulf Coast, having served here as the 403rd Operations Group commander from February 2012 to June 2013 responsible for the only weather
  • Cube members, six sides of readiness

    The newest weapon of the Air Force Reserve Command rolled out in 2018; however, this isn’t a physical weapon. This weapon is an ongoing effort to increase and positively impact manning challenges, both military and civilian. It is called the Cube. The members of this team, who work together to positively impact our manning and that make up four sides of the Cube consist of the Force Support Officer, the Recruiting Service Flight Chief, the Wing Career Assistance Advisor, and the Civilian Personnel Liaison, while the other two sides are made up of leadership and the current 403rd Wing members.
  • Yellow Ribbon Program aids Airmen

    The 403rd Wing Yellow Ribbon Reintegration program, part of a Department of Defense effort, is designed to promote the well-being of National Guard and Reserve members, their families and communities. It also teaches Airmen and their families how to prepare for all phases of the deployment experience by providing them with knowledge that can make a long term difference in their lives.
  • International outreach mission builds relationships, promotes hurricane preparedness

    Hurricane season starts June 1 and to help communities prepare, the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters and a team of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters visited two Mexican and four Caribbean cities April 8-13, 2019, as part of the annual Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour.The CHAT, a joint effort between NOAA's National
  • Attitude of gratitude key to resiliency for disabled civil servant

    It is Friday, March 21, 1997 in Yucaipa, California. The final Spring Break of high school has commenced. What better way to celebrate than with the clamor of conversation and laughter amongst good friends. The boyish compulsion to impress girls at any cost and the youthful mindset of invincibility included riding in the back of a truck on a
  • Wing introduces two new recruiters

    Master Sgt. Young D. Chambers and Tech. Sgt. David J. Hutson are the wing’s two newest recruiters, both began their duties with the “Keesler Recruiting Krewe” in September 2018.
  • Happy Holidays from the 403rd Wing

    Happy Holidays from the Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.
  • Happy Holidays from Air Force Reserve Command

    Happy Holidays from the Air Force Reserve Command.
  • McCraine takes command of 403rd Mission Support Group

    Lt. Col. Rodney E. McCraine assumed command of the 403rd Mission Support Group during a ceremony presided over by Col. Jennie R. Johnson, 403rd Wing commander, at the Roberts Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Facility at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Saturday. McCraine comes to the 403rd MSG from the Air War College at Air University,
  • 403rd Wing evacuates aircraft, continues Tropical Storm Gordon reconnaissance

    The Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing relocated its aircraft, flown by both the Hurricane Hunters and the 815th Airlift Squadron, to Ellington Field, Texas, today as Tropical Storm Gordon makes its way toward the Gulf Coast. “We are moving aircraft as a precautionary measure ahead of Tropical Storm Gordon, and so we can continue the mission,” said
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