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  • 403rd Wing announces August promotions

    The 403rd Wing congratulates the following Reserve Citizen Airmen who were promoted for August 2020.Senior Airman- Zachary E. Baugh, 403rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron- Joseph C. Defillo, 403rd Maintenance Squadron- Elizabeth Demoran, 403rd MXS- Carson A. Fambro, 403rd MXS- Christopher J. Grace, 815th Airlift Squadron- Ruben R. Johnson, 403rd
  • New year, new 803rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander

    Maj. Matthew Goldey took command of the 803rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during a change of command ceremony in the Roberts Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Facility auditorium at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Jan. 11.
  • Fabrication flight undergoes OSHA inspection, still in operation

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors extensively reviewed the 403rd Wing’s Fabrication Flight operations Sept. 25.This is the third time this year that the federal agency has inspected the flight, which is responsible for aircraft maintenance to include painting and sanding.OSHA sets and enforces protective workplace safety and
  • 403rd Fabrication Flight complies with OSHA standards

    Recent 81st Training Wing Bioenvironmental Engineering 2019 reports determined that the 403rd Wing’s Fabrication Flight, responsible for aircraft maintenance to include painting and sanding, complies with Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards. OSHA inspectors have been on site and have not shut the operation down, nor placed any
  • Wing hosts special guest

    U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John E. Cardwell, Special Assistant to the Commander, North American Aerospace Command and U. S. Northern Command for Reserve Matters, visited the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Aug. 13, 2019. The general toured a WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft, which was undergoing a routine inspection, and was also briefed
  • Maintenance member a witness to 403rd Wing History

    Senior Master Sgt. Charles Moore, 803rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron production superintendent, has seen his own personal share of the history of the 403rd Wing during his 33 years of military service at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.“The 403rd Wing has always been in transition,” said Moore adding, “It’s never been the ‘same old 403rd’ to
  • Corrosion Control: C-130 washes now safer

    The C-130J Super Hercules fleet here is a workhorse. The 403rd Wing aircraft deploy to the desert, land in austere locations on almost any surface, and fly into hurricanes and winter storms. From Southwest Asia dust to oceanic salt spray, the hardworking aircraft need an occasional bath to remove all that grime to prevent corrosion from exposure to
  • 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 Alabama Airman is able to live out his dream.   “I’m
  • New unit to open doors at Keesler Air Force Base

    The 403rd Wing is going through a period of growth with the activation of an additional aircraft maintenance squadron solely focused on keeping the 10 815th Airlift Squadron's C-130Js healthy and in the air.With the approval of a new manning document, the total authorizations for positions in the unit currently being called Detachment 1, is
  • Women's History Month: Maintainer reflects on service

    In 1979, some of the top news stories were Margaret Thatcher was elected as the United Kingdom's prime minister and 63 Americans were taken hostage in the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran. It was the year Michael Jackson released his first solo album "Off the Wall," ESPN launched on cable television, a Sony Walkman could be purchased for a price of
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