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  • Gibson says goodbye to 403rd family

    Lt. Col. Keith M. Gibson, 403rd Operations Group deputy commander retires after 29 years.
  • Maintainers propel mission

    The Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, is home to two flying units, the 815th Airlift Squadron “Flying Jennies” and the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters.” These two aerial units combined have an inventory of 20 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, 10 being WC-130Js.
  • Hurricane Hunters takeoff for investigative mission

    The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, aka Hurricane Hunters, took off today to fly an investigative mission out of Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico. The low level investigative mission is when the WC-130J Super Hercules aircrew flies between 500 and 1500 feet above the surface of the ocean to collect data that will help the National Hurricane Center determine whether potential to develop into a tropical system. If the system does develop, there will be follow on flights every six hours to monitor the progress of the tropical system.
  • Wing announces first quarter award winners

    The 403rd Wing announced its first quarter award winners for the Jan. 1 through March 31 period. Winners were chosen in the Airman, noncommissioned officer, senior NCO, company grade officer and civilian categories.
  • 815th Airlift Squadron delivers during Swift Response 19

    For exercise Swift Response 19, military members across two continents work as a team to conduct training to increase the participating nations’ readiness, capabilities and capacity to conduct full spectrum military operations. They use combined training which fosters trust, increases interoperability, and enables allies to readily and effectively respond to regional crises and meet their own national defense goals.
  • Flying Jennies welcome new commander

    Lt. Col. Matthew Sikkink assumed command of the Air Force Reserve’s 815th Airlift Squadron aka “Flying Jennies,” from Lt. Col. Stuart Rubio during a change of command ceremony June 6, 2019 at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.
  • Farewell Lt. Col. Gibson

    Lt. Col. Keith Gibson, 403rd Operations Group deputy commander, is soaked with water by his family after completing his final flight June 4, 2019 at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Gibson’s “fini flight” was with the 815th Airlift Squadron aka “Flying Jennies.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Carranza)
  • Cube members, six sides of readiness

    The newest weapon of the Air Force Reserve Command rolled out in 2018; however, this isn’t a physical weapon. This weapon is an ongoing effort to increase and positively impact manning challenges, both military and civilian. It is called the Cube. The members of this team, who work together to positively impact our manning and that make up four sides of the Cube consist of the Force Support Officer, the Recruiting Service Flight Chief, the Wing Career Assistance Advisor, and the Civilian Personnel Liaison, while the other two sides are made up of leadership and the current 403rd Wing members.
  • Yellow Ribbon Program aids Airmen

    The 403rd Wing Yellow Ribbon Reintegration program, part of a Department of Defense effort, is designed to promote the well-being of National Guard and Reserve members, their families and communities. It also teaches Airmen and their families how to prepare for all phases of the deployment experience by providing them with knowledge that can make a long term difference in their lives.
  • International outreach mission builds relationships, promotes hurricane preparedness

    Hurricane season starts June 1 and to help communities prepare, the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters and a team of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters visited two Mexican and four Caribbean cities April 8-13, 2019, as part of the annual Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour.The CHAT, a joint effort between NOAA's National