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  • Maintenance Monday

    Senior Airman Ebony McKenzie-Bolton, 403rd Fabrication Flight metals technology apprentice, grinds a piece of aluminum Nov. 30, 2020 at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The Fabrication Flight is responsible for aircraft structural maintenance to include painting and sanding of aircraft parts.

  • Group superintendent enhances maintenance mission

    Fixing things and making them run efficiently is something Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Lassabe knows a thing or two about, especially with his lengthy career as a maintainer in the U.S. Marines, Army National Guard and the Air Force Reserve.Now, instead of repairing aircraft as his sole mission, he’s

  • 403rd Wing announces September promotions

    The 403rd Wing congratulates the following Reserve Citizen Airmen who were promoted for September 2020.Airman - Jhaven T. Fairley, 403rd Logistics Readiness Squadron - Rachel D. Roth, 41st Aerial Port Squadron Airman First Class - Emory A. Benoit, 403rd Force Support Squadron - Kelton D. Halsey,

  • Trujillo assumes command of 403rd Mission Support Group

    Lt. Col. Reginald Trujillo assumed command of the 403rd Mission Support Group at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., during the Unit Training Assembly at the 41st Aerial Port Squadron Aug. 8.The ceremony was presided over by 403rd Wing Commander Col. Jeffrey A. Van Dootingh who also handed over the 403rd

  • Hurricane Hunter sets unit record for eyewall penetrations

    In the Air Force, the number 341 typically elicits an unpleasant memory. Like that time someone in your group of three marching at basic military training forgot to put their cover on, so you all were vehemently reprimanded by a military training instructor and had your 341 pulled.Or that time you

  • Mission Support Group welcomes new superintendent

    Although COVID-19 has stopped some things such as large social gatherings and the past two Unit Training Assemblies, it didn’t stop the 403rd Mission Support Group from hiring the best candidate for their new superintendent position.Senior Master Sgt. Larry Anderson is that guy, and said he is

  • Hurricane Hunter squared

    “I can think back to when I was in pre-school,” said Ashley Lundry. “It’s one of those vague memories that you have. I remember one of the local meteorologists coming into my pre-school class, and she brought a board that had the magnetic weather symbols and talked about the weather. It was a female

  • Master Sgt. Byrd takes last flight

    Master Sgt. Joe E. Byrd, an instructor for the 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, took his "fini flight" during the 403rd Wing's unit training assembly March 7, 2020. Byrd will retire after 23 years in service. He started his career in 1978 when he served on

  • Prior fighter pilot, now Port Dawg

    Staff Sgt. Jim Cagle is not your typical E-5 for a number of reasons. At 6 feet 2 inches tall, he literally stands out, but that is not it. With four stripes on his sleeve, less gray hairs and facial lines (though to be pushing 60 it could be worse) are expected, but that is not it either. When he

  • Maintainer receives 10th annual Chief Gaffney Award

    Master Sgt. Robbie Kinman, an engine shop supervisor with the 803rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was awarded the 10th annual Chief Master Sgt. Charles R. Gaffney, Jr. Award during a 403rd Wing commander’s call here February 8.