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  • Hurricane Hunters fly last mission into Ian

    The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters are flying their last flight into Hurricane Ian today, their 14th mission into the storm since Sept. 21, collecting data to assist National Hurricane Center forecasters.Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida as a Category 4 storm Wednesday afternoon,

  • Hurricane season picks up; Hurricane Hunters up to taskings

    As the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season nears its peak period for activity, the Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., have seen a surge in operations with Tropical Storm Fred and Hurricane Grace.The squadron began flying what was

  • Failed Attempt: Pain

    Master Sgt. (ret.) James Rials, former production supervisor for the 403rd Maintenance Group at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., shared his story of how he got to a place in his life that led to a near suicide attempt and how that led him to seek help. Through sharing his story, Rials hopes that

  • 403rd Wing members recognized for COVID-19 efforts

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from different units within the 403rd Wing were presented with the Armed Forces and Humanitarian Service Medals for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic Sunday May 2.Two members from the 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Senior Airman Joseph Bernal and Senior Airman

  • 403rd AGE Flight’s far-reach affects mission readiness

    From an aircraft maintainer turning on a generator, climbing a stand to fix a prop, or even changing out the hydraulic fluid on an aircraft, the 403rd Maintenance Squadron’s Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight affects every C-130J Super Hercules flown by the 403rd Wing pilots—and they do this without

  • "Fighting 5th" OWF gets new commander

    The 5th Operational Weather Flight at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina held an assumption of command ceremony for Capt. Grant J. Talkington April 9 at the 28th Operational Weather Squadron pavilion. In attendance were Col. Leslie Hadley, 403rd Wing vice commander, and Col. Stuart M. Rubio, 403rd

  • 403rd Wing announces February promotions

    KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE Miss.--  The 403rd Wing congratulates the following Reserve Citizen Airmen who were promoted for February 2021.AirmanJonae Mitchell, 403rd Logistics Readiness Squadron Airman 1st ClassMatthew Geis, 41st Aerial Port SquadronMacie Hanish, 36th Aeromedical Evacuation

  • January UTA limited to mission essential personnel

    The 403rd Wing Jan. 9-10 Unit Training Assembly is for mission essential personnel only. Do not plan to attend the UTA in-person unless told to do so by squadron leadership. “Commanders have maximum flexibility for all others to telework, reschedule or excuse the January UTA,” said Col. Jeffrey A.

  • First official ARWO winging ceremony

    The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron held its first official winging ceremony for their newest aircrew qualified Aerial Reconnaissance Weather Officers Dec. 6, 2020 at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.A winging ceremony is a tradition in the armed forces, where, after completing and passing