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  • Campanile assumes command of 403rd Operations Group

    Lt. Col. Kevin J. Campanile assumed command of the 403rd Operations Group in a ceremony at the Roberts Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Facility auditorium Nov. 7.Overseeing the ceremony was 403rd Wing commander, Col. Stuart M. Rubio.Before introducing the new commander, Rubio first recognized Lt. Col. Shane Devlin for stepping in as interim
  • 403rd Wing leaders participate in Veterans Day Parade

    Leadership from the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., participate in the Veterans Day Parade in Biloxi, Miss., Nov. 6, 2021. The event brought together active military, various veterans groups, local high school bands and Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps units to honor members of the Armed Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt.
  • Rising 6 offers development, empowerment opportunities

    In an effort to reestablish an organization for the 403rd Wing’s junior enlisted Airmen and non-commissioned officers, the wing is holding a meeting open to all E-6’s and below Sunday during the November Unit Training Assembly to get the ball rolling on the “Rising 6” council.The revival of Rising 6 stems directly from new 403rd Wing Command Chief,
  • Hurricane Hunters testing new SATCOM capabilities

    For the Air Force Reserve's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters, the ability to transmit data in flight is tantamount to mission success.As one of their WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft powers through a hurricane, a loadmaster is in the back, preparing and launching dropsondes that collect atmospheric data.The aerial
  • Nominate employers for ESGR Awards

    The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is taking nominations for the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award until Dec. 31.“The ESGR is a Department of Defense program that was established to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve component service members and their civilian employers. It also assists in resolution
  • Not-So-Undercover Boss: Commander visits ISO dock

    Master Sgt. Cody Seymour, 403rd Maintenance Squadron structural shop craftsman, observes Col. Stuart M. Rubio, 403rd Wing commander, while he assists in changing out an aft bulkhead, the firewall between the engine and the aircraft's wing, at the Isochronal Inspection Dock at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., Oct. 3, 2021. Rubio, a C-130J pilot, is
  • 41st APS Port Dawg Challenge: Team Top Dawgz takes title

    The 41st Aerial Port Squadron’s annual Port Dawg Challenge took place over the Oct. 2-3 Unit Training Assembly here with around 50  Reserve Citizen Airmen competing to win.Organizing this year’s event was Master Sgt. Taylor Landry, noncommissioned officer in charge of special handling and acting first sergeant of the 41st APS. “This is a great way
  • Hurricane Hunters fly Hurricane Sam

    The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, better known as the Hurricane Hunters, flew their first mission into Hurricane Sam out of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 27.First recognized as Tropical Depression 18 Sept. 22, the National Hurricane Center began monitoring the weather system located in the Atlantic Ocean, and
  • Mission Support Group looking for deserving Airmen to fill officer positions

    The 403rd Mission Support Group is holding an Airman Commissioning Board Dec. 4-5, 2021, and is looking for Airmen who would like to advance their careers by serving as Air Force Reserve officers.The Airman Commissioning Program provides highly qualified enlisted Airmen who show leadership potential an opportunity to serve as an Air Force officer,
  • Wing announces Yellow Ribbon program vacancy

    The 403rd Wing is seeking a Reserve Citizen Airman to be their Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program coordinator, an 18-to-36 month Active Duty Operational Support tour (ADOS).“With the yellow ribbon program, the military recognizes that reserve members and their families need support before, during, and post deployment process to provide various
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