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  • Burger promotes to Major General

    In a promotion ceremony Matthew J. Burger, Air Force Reserve Command deputy commander, was promoted to Major General on May 11. The ceremony was officiated by Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, Chief or the Air Force Reserve and commander of the Air Force Reserve Command, in the AFRC Headquarters building on

  • Tribe to triumph: A Chaplain's journey

    "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 For Chaplain (Maj.) Bitrus (“like ‘citrus’” he often jokes) Cobongs, head chaplain of the Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing, his life’s journey from

  • Command Post team keeps Keesler notified

    From text alerts about inclement weather to desktop pop-ups updating health protection condition levels to a voice in the sky warning those outdoors of extreme temperatures, Command Post Airmen, though often unseen, are prevalent in the lives of their fellow Keesler personnel. The most widely known

  • Recruiter spotlight: Master Sgt. Young Chambers

    This graphic is part four of a series. Master Sgt. Young Chambers is a line recruiter with the Air Force Reserve 403rd Wing. Chambers started his military career in the Marine Corps before switching to the Air Force Reserve where he has experience in many roles, but said being a first sergeant was

  • 403rd AGE Flight’s far-reach affects mission readiness

    From an aircraft maintainer turning on a generator, climbing a stand to fix a prop, or even changing out the hydraulic fluid on an aircraft, the 403rd Maintenance Squadron’s Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight affects every C-130J Super Hercules flown by the 403rd Wing pilots—and they do this without

  • "Fighting 5th" OWF gets new commander

    The 5th Operational Weather Flight at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina held an assumption of command ceremony for Capt. Grant J. Talkington April 9 at the 28th Operational Weather Squadron pavilion. In attendance were Col. Leslie Hadley, 403rd Wing vice commander, and Col. Stuart M. Rubio, 403rd

  • 403rd Communications Flight keeps wing connected

    In today’s world, there are not many jobs that do not require some type of computer technology or digital communication.As Capt. Cortney Tremer, 403rd Communications Flight commander, put it, “Take your computer away from your workspace; what can you get accomplished?” The answer, as it relates to

  • 403rd Wing maintainers earn awards for 2020 accomplishments

    Congratulations are in order for Senior Master Sgt. Justin Moses, production superintendent for the 403rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and Tech. Sgt. Hector Rodriguez, aerospace propulsion technician for the 803rd AMXS, as they were both recognized as recipients of 2020 Air Force Reserve Command

  • Hurricane Hunters wrap up atmospheric river season

    Three WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters” returned from the West Coast to Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., March 25, 2021. The 403rd Wing’s Hurricane Hunters wrapped up the atmospheric river season in partnership with National Oceanic and

  • First female fighter pilot visits Wing of Choice

    Maj. Gen. Jeannie M. Leavitt, director of operations and communications for the Air and Education Training Command at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, learns about the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunters" from Capt. Peyton Eustis (center), pilot for the 53rd WRS, and