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  • 53rd WRS supports Hurricane Lisa, Atmospheric River reconnaissance

    Colloquially referred to as the “Hurricane Hunters,” the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron does in fact “hunt” hurricanes and tropical systems in all stages of formation during the Atlantic and Pacific hurricane seasons. While this keeps the squadron alert from mid-May to Nov. 30, they are

  • Like father, like son

    While following in family members’ footsteps is a fairly common motivation for joining for many service members, it’s not as common to be able to serve at the same time, much less in the same unit.Nothing displays the flexibility of the Air Force Reserve more than the unique stories of its citizen

  • Learning the language

    Moving can be a difficult experience for a child—leaving behind friends and family and starting over somewhere else isn’t easy … just ask Airman Zuri Vargas.At age 11, the 41st Aerial Port Squadron commander support staff personnel specialist, moved to Mississippi with her family from her native

  • 403rd Wing reservist earns Levitow Award

    Tech. Sgt. Dishau JeanJacques, 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron resource management noncommissioned officer in charge here, earned a distinction only a small percentage of Airmen can lay claim to when, upon her graduation from the Enlisted Professional Military Education Lankford Center’s NCO

  • 101-year-old veteran promoted to major

    Fifty-five years after his retirement, World War II veteran Capt. Thomas Dewey Adams Jr., 101 years old, was granted an honorary promotion to major during a ceremony held at his home, April 29.Col. Stuart Rubio, 403rd Wing commander, presided over the ceremony held in Adams’s home.“It is important

  • Reservist chased a dream; now chases hurricanes

    Nearly three decades after the fact, U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Amaryllis Cotto can still vividly remember Hurricane Andrew. The shrill screech of a woman screaming for her life outside.Windows breaking.Walls vibrating.Running across the street to seek shelter with neighbors as her own family’s house

  • Ultrarunning: Reservist finds strength in strides

    When the word hobby comes to mind, activities like reading or video games or knitting or fishing or baking make their way to the surface. Activities that are relaxing, yet oftentimes somewhat productive, to counter the stress of everyday life.The Oxford dictionary defines the word hobby as an

  • 403rd U: professional development council molds future leaders

    The 403rd Wing has a new initiative underway to further enhance, educate, and develop its workforce and create professional leaders. It’s called the “403rd University” and it is a professional development council to help Airmen and civilians reach personal and professional goals and assist