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  • Active to Reserve: Commander goes from retired to rehired

    The commander of the Air Force Reserve’s 815th Airlift Squadron “Flying Jennies” retired with 20 years of service from the U.S. Air Force in a ceremony at the Roberts Consolidated Maintenance Facility July 28, 2018. Lt. Col. Stuart M. Rubio, an active-duty C-130 pilot who has been commander of the Flying Jennies since January 2016, will continue to
  • Reserve maintainer perseveres with music, art career

    From a church pulpit to a stage bar, this former preacher walks into the spotlight. As his fingers dance on the guitar strings, his voice sings tales of pain, perseverance and his journey to exuberance. As if in a trance, the audience hangs on to this every word, and in those moments, this native Alabama Airman is able to live out his dream.
  • Senior eye care exec leads Reserve squadron

    Sometimes life takes a person in an entirely different direction, but the journey can be a positive one. Col. Carl Spear, commander, 403rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron that provides home station medical readiness for 1,500 403rd Wing reservists and the wartime tasking to establish medical triage and staging anywhere in the world, originally wanted to teach high school biology and chemistry and coach basketball.
  • Flying Jennies, wing members return from deployment

    Air Force Reserve Citizen Airmen and several C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 403rd Wing have returned from a deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operations Freedom Sentinel and Inherent Resolve.Aircrew from the 815th Airlift Squadron, maintainers from the 803rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and support personnel from the 403rd Wing
  • Prepare now for hurricane season

    Hurricane season starts June 1 and now is the time to prepare. To promote this message, an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircrew with their WC-130J Super Hercules and a team of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hurricane experts visited five Gulf Coast cities as part of this year’s Hurricane Awareness Tour, May 7-11.   The
  • IG Inspections, process managers ensure mission readiness

    The Special Operations Command Para-Commandos dazzle air show attendees around the country, but without airlift, their performance can't "get off the ground." The weekend at the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show, a C-130 and crew from the 934th Airlift Wing left their home in chilly Minneapolis, Minn., to enjoy the sand and surf of the Grand Strand, as well as give the special ops parachute team a ride to work each day.
  • Women of Weather: Hurricane Hunters make a difference

    Some little girls might dream about being princesses; but others dream about becoming a Hurricane Hunter and flying into the most powerful storms on earth.
  • Flying Jennies support special forces Emerald Warrior training

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 815th Airlift Squadron participated in Emerald Warrior 2018, a special operations joint training event here Feb. 26 to March 9 involving units within the U.S. Special Operations Command and Air Force Special Operations Command.
  • Keesler Reservists support Southwest Asia operations

    Approximately 150 Air Force Reserve Citizen Airmen and several C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 403rd Wing have deployed to Southwest Asia in Support of Operations Freedom’s Sentinel and Inherent Resolve.
  • Reserve aerial porters 'Break Barriers' in joint exercise

    Members of the 41st Aerial Port Squadron and other Air Force, Army and Navy units refined their logistics skills Jan. 5-7 during GRIP III Breaking Barriers, a joint training exercise here and at the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center – Battlefield Airman Center, Mississippi.
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