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Col. Michael Manion, 403rd Wing commander, speaks to Maj. Gen. Robert LaBrutta, 2nd Air Force commander, and other attendees during a 403rd Wing immersion tour Feb. 3 at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Heather Heiney) 2nd AF leaders immersed in AF Reserve wing
Standing in front of a two-star general and explaining what your unit does and why could make anyone’s stomach twist. But members of the 403rd Wing not only did it without breaking a sweat, they did it with energy and passion.
0 2/09
2017
Members of the Biloxi High School JROTC team look out the window of a WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft. They won the Mississippi All Services JRTOC Drill Competition Nov. 18 at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. and had a chance to fly with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters to learn more about the mission of the Air Force Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Heather Heiney) Biloxi High JROTC students fly with Hurricane Hunters
Members of the Biloxi High School JROTC team look out the window of a WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft. They won the Mississippi All Services JRTOC Drill Competition Nov. 18 at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. and were rewarded by having a chance to fly with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt.
0 11/21
2016
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James is introduced to more than 1,000 atendees during the 38th Annual Salute to the Military event at the Gulf Coast Convention Center in Biloxi Miss. Oct. 25. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Heather Heiney) SecAF honors Gulf Coast military members during annual salute
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James was the guest speaker at the 38th annual Gulf Coast Salute to the Military event here Oct. 25. For nearly four decades people from across the Mississippi Gulf Coast have set aside one night to come together, enjoy each other’s company and honor military men and women.
0 10/26
2016
Col. Thomas Hansen (right), 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron commander, and Lt. Col. Brian May, 403rd Operations Group commander, unfurl the 36th AES guidon during the squadron's redesignation ceremony Oct. 15, 2016, at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The unit relocated to Keesler AFB from Pope Field, N.C., and the squadron members are tasked with transporting wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines by air to locations where they can receive critical medical care. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens) Flying medics come to Keesler
The 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron unfurled its flag in a ceremony here today and officially became part of the Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing. Lt. Col. Brian A. May, 403rd Operations Group commander, presided over the ceremony that made the unit, which relocated here from Pope Field, N.C., part of his organization.
0 10/16
2016
The Air Force Reserve's 403rd Maintenance Squadron Isochronal Inspection Dock at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, received new maintenance platforms, commonly referred to as “stands,” April 14, 2016.The previous stands became outdated, not meeting fall protection limits, and they were not configured all the way around the aircraft. The new stands are placed completely around the aircraft to include the nose and tail sections, provide more working area and access to power and lighting. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo) New maintenance stands cut C-130J inspection times
Maintaining the C-130J Super Hercules fleet here became a more efficient process for the 403rd Maintenance Squadron Isochronal Inspection Dock.The ISO Dock received new maintenance stands April 14.The first aircraft to undergo an inspection using the new stands is enabling maintainers to test out their new equipment, said Master Sgt. Steven Dahl,
0 5/03
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
0 1/22
2016
Default Air Force Logo Hurricane Hunters fly Joaquin
An aircrew with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunters," an Air Force Reserve unit assigned to the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, flew their third mission into Hurricane Joaquin early this morning.The crew measured strong flight-level winds of 83 miles per hour, surface winds of 76 miles per hour and a
0 10/01
2015
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