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  • What Airmen need to know about Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance

    Death; it’s the one certainty in this life that eventually happen to all of us, but few of us like to think about. But, we should.  Lt. Col. Maurleen Cobb, 403rd Wing Judge Advocate, has seen what can happen when people don’t think about it and don’t plan, such as when an Airman’s Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance is paid out to an ex-spouse
  • September UTA update: COVID’s not over

    The 403rd Wing will have a Unit Training Assembly Sept. 12-13, which will be mandatory for mission essential Airmen and optional for others based on commanders’ discretion.Airmen should coordinate with their unit supervisors and commanders to inquire about telework options or to reschedule or excuse the UTA, and wing members who live in the local
  • 403rd Wing evacuates aircraft, continues to fly Hurricane Marco, Tropical Storm Laura

    The Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing relocated its 20 aircraft today as Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura make their way toward the U.S. Gulf Coast. The wing’s 815th Airlift Squadron, a tactical airlift unit, flew their C-130J Super Hercules to Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, and the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, or Hurricane Hunters,
  • Hurricane Hunters: navigators guide through storms

    The 403rd Wing’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron based out of Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, is the only Department of Defense organization that flies weather reconnaissance. In this specialized unit of Reserve Citizen Airmen, a crew is made up of a minimum of five members consisting of a pilot, copilot, navigator, aerial reconnaissance
  • Combating heat on the flightline

    The cool, new clothing item on the flightline are shorts authorized as an option for 403rd Maintenance Group and 41st Aerial Port Squadron members to wear instead of the Airman Battle Uniform or Operational Camouflage Pattern trousers.“Everyone who works outside, loves it,” said Senior Airman Robert Koltas, 403rd Maintenance Squadron propulsion
  • 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
  • Wing update on August UTA

    As part of ongoing COVID-19 mitigation efforts, the 403rd Wing is having a virtual Unit Training Assembly this month for Airmen who do not have in person appointments or readiness requirements.The August UTA was originally scheduled for 7-9, but the 7th is now optional.Wing Reserve Citizen Airmen should coordinate with their supervisors and
  • CARCAH key to coordination, storm support

    Coordination—it is the key to any successful organization or event; and, when that event happens to be a hurricane, which requires aerial reconnaissance to gather life-saving weather data for forecasts—it’s imperative.In order for the Hurricane Hunters, whether that’s the Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron at Keesler Air Force
  • Joint Forces: Reserve, Guard train for care in the air

    From broken bones, burns to head trauma, loss of limbs and more; Aeromedical Evacuation teams see more than their fair share of battle injuries. Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and Mississippi Air National Guardsmen from the 183rd AES collaborated for a three-day training event to work as one team, focused on
  • July UTA need-to-know

    The 403rd Wing is conducting its first on-site Unit Training Assembly since March this weekend, July 18-19, for Airmen who need to complete training required to maintain readiness.The UTA is not mandatory, and telework has been authorized. “Since the beginning of this pandemic I have told the commanders that our main mission and goal is to balance
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