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Yellow Ribbon reveres military children
Dominick Lopez and Kyera Rowe, both children of military parents who recently deployed, participate in a dance-off contest during a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event in Chicago, April 21, 2018. The children also were awarded certificates of accomplishment as part of the Month of the Military Child program celebrated annually during the month of April. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Mota)
Miller Testifies on AFR Budget
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, speaks with Gen. Joseph Lengyel, chief of National Guard Bureau, before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C., April 17, 2018. Miller met with the committee to discuss fiscal year 2019 budgeting for the Air Force Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen)
Miller Testifies on AFR Budget
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, chief of Air Force Reserve, and commander, Air Force Reserve Command, testifies with fellow Guard and Reserve component chiefs during the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C., April 17, 2018. The chiefs met with the committee to discuss fiscal year 2019 budgeting for the Guard and Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen)
Miller Testifies on AFR Budget
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, chief of Air Force Reserve, and commander, Air Force Reserve Command, testifies with fellow Guard and Reserve component chiefs during the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C., April 17, 2018. The chiefs met with the committee to discuss fiscal year 2019 budgeting for the Guard and Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen)
Miller Testifies on AFR Budget
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, chief of Air Force Reserve, and commander, Air Force Reserve Command, testifies with fellow Guard and Reserve component chiefs during the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C., April 17, 2018. The chiefs met with the committee to discuss fiscal year 2019 budgeting for the Guard and Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen)
Miller Highlights AF Reserve Issues at Caucus Breakfast
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, speaks to the audience at the House National Guard and Reserve Component Caucus Breakfast at the Rayburn Building, Washington D.C., April 13, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col Denise Kerr)
Miller Highlights AF Reserve Issues at Caucus Breakfast
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, speaks with Ohio Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-2nd) at the House National Guard and Reserve Component Caucus Breakfast at the Rayburn Building, Washington D.C., April 13, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col Denise Kerr)
Miller Highlights AF Reserve Issues at Caucus Breakfast
Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller, Chief of Air Force Reserve, and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, speaks with Maryland Congressman Anthony Brown (D-4th) at the House National Guard and Reserve Component Caucus Breakfast at the Rayburn Building, Washington, D.C., April13, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col Denise Kerr)
Lt. Gen. Miller Testifies before House Appropriations Committee
U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Gen. Maryanne Miller, Chief of Air Force Reserve, and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, speaks with Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, United States Army Reserve Command, prior to meeting with the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington D.C., April 12, 2018. The chiefs met with the committee to discuss fiscal year 2019 budgeting for the Guard and Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen)
Lt. Gen. Miller Testifies before House Appropriations Committee
Component chiefs for the Guard and Reserve prepare to be seated prior to meeting with the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington D.C., April 12, 2018. The chiefs met with the committee to discuss fiscal year 2019 budgeting for the Guard and Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen)
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Pacific Air Force, Sri Lanka host Pacific Airlift Rally Mobility Airmen enhance partnerships during Pacific Airlift Rally
The destructive power of Mother Nature has made headlines around the world, and every country is fighting its own war when it comes to natural disasters and humanitarian relief. To prepare for such events in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, the U.S. Pacific Air Force and Sri Lanka Air Force co-hosted the Pacific Airlift Rally 2017 (PAR 17) in Sri Lanka Sept. 11-15.
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Photo of WC-130J preparing for take off. Combat Camera flies with Hurricane Hunters
It’s not often that Air Force Reservists arrive at Unit Training Assembly “weekend drill” and in short order find themselves flying into an eye of a hurricane, but that’s exactly what happened to Staff Sgt. Kyle Brasier and Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg, 4th Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, S.C.
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Maj. Kendall Dunn and Lt. Col. Ivan Deroche fly a WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft into Hurricane Harvey during a mission out of Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi Aug. 24, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Heather Heiney) Hurricane Hunters track Harvey
Harvey began as a scattered collection of clouds drifting across the Atlantic Ocean and in just over a week has developed into a category two hurricane.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Hurricane Hunters to fly Atlantic and Pacific missions this week
Personnel with the Air Force Reserve 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters” assigned to the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi are flying missions in the Atlantic and Pacific this week.
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Congressional staff members embark on a 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron C-130 Hercules on the Joint Base Andrews, Md., flight line June 29, 2016. In honor of the 100th anniversary of U.S. air reserve power, congressional staff members were invited to an event showcasing special missions conducted by C-130s in the Air Force Reserve Command, to include weather surveillance, firefighting and aerial spraying. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kat Justen) AFRC celebrates 100 years of Reserve Air Power with C-130 special mission demo
Congressional staff members embark on a 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron C-130 Hercules on the Joint Base Andrews, Md., flight line June 29, 2016. In honor of the 100th anniversary of U.S. air reserve power, congressional staff members were invited to an event showcasing special missions conducted by C-130s in the Air Force Reserve Command, to
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Tech Report: Hurricane Hunters
The Hurricane Hunters of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron use high-tech equipment called a “dropsonde” to aid in the forecasting of hurricanes and other tropical storms.
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Maj. Shane Devlin, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron pilot, briefs employers from across the nation about the Hurricane Hunter mission and WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft used to collect weather data sent to the National Hurricane Center in Miami for use in their forecasts.The 403rd Wing hosted 15 employers of Air Force reservists from across the nation as part of the Air Force Reserve Command Employer Appreciation Day May 20, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Marie Floyd) Employers tour 403rd Wing, Keesler
The 403rd Wing hosted 15 employers of Air Force reservists from across the nation as part of the Air Force Reserve Command Employer Appreciation Day May 20. Citizen Airmen nominated their employers for the event, which gave the employers the opportunity to learn about the missions of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Air Force Reserve
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2016
Air Force reservists with the 403rd Wing, based at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, load an 815th Airlift Squadron C-130J with equipment as part of the “Roll Up” Jan. 10-17, 2016 at the Henry Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The airport is the forward operating base for the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Brian J. Lamar)
Hurricane Hunters close out 2015 season
The Air Force Reserve's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunters" closed out the year with a week of packing, loading and shipping equipment back to Keesler Air Force Base from their forward operating base at the Henry Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.According to Lt. Col. Erik Olson, the mission commander for the
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2016
Al Roker, TODAY Show weather anchor, speaks with Col. Michele Edmondson, 81st Training Wing commander, following Roker’s weather report during a segment of the TODAY Show on the flight line at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Nov. 11, 2015. Keesler was one stop during the show’s Rokerthon 2 as Roker attempts a world record by reporting national and local weather from all 50 states. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Rokerthon 2 highlights Team Keesler on Veterans Day
Al Roker, TODAY Show weather anchor, stopped by Keesler as part of his Guinness World Record-breaking effort “Rokerthon 2” on Veterans Day today. “Rokerthon 2” sees the weatherman delivering national and local weather forecasts in all 50 states in just one week. At his stop in Biloxi, Mississippi, Roker highlighted Airmen, Sailors and Marines who
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2015
Maintenance members with the 403rd Maintenance Group walk out to recover a WC-130J following a weather reconnaissance mission (U.S. Air Force file photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo) Hurricane Hunters fly record breaking storm
A 53rdWeather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunter" aircrew flew their WC-130Jaircraft off the western central coast of Mexico over the Pacific Ocean togather storm data from Hurricane Patricia Oct. 22-23.The data collected by the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Huntersclassified Hurricane Patricia as the strongest storm ever recorded in the
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