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  • Hurricane Hunters take part in online National Tropical Weather Conference

    The 2020 National Tropical Weather Conference, originally scheduled for April, was postponed due to COVID-19, however, the pandemic didn’t stop emergency managers, meteorologist, and the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters from going live online this week to talk about their mission and educate the public. The event is a national forum where
  • Coping with COVID-19; home schooling

    Reserve Citizen Airmen cope with the COVID-19 crisis in both their military and civilian careers.
  • Hurricane Hunters fly first mission of 2020 Atlantic Season

    The Hurricane Hunters departed today on their first storm tasking of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season to investigate an area for possible development into a tropical depression or storm near the Bahamas.
  • Are you ready for hurricane season?

    May 3-9 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week and hurricane season is less than a month away, starting June 1. Are you ready?
  • Innovative resilience: 403rd Wing hosts online resilience training

    Anxious, angry, lonely, frustrated, depressed, afraid, and numb are a few words that may describe what some people have been feeling amidst the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.To help combat this as well as assist wing members, the 403rd Wing hosted a virtual resiliency class through Zoom May 2-3 for almost 250 Reserve Citizen Airmen at
  • 815th Flying Jennies deliver airlift ops in Cope North 20

    Broken bones, shards of glass and internal bleeding. When a school bus with no seatbelts rolls over, dozens are left injured, some with life-threatening injuries. The local hospital on a remote Pacific island isn’t equipped to handle the influx of critical patients this unforeseen tragedy has created. Fortunately, help is already on the way. That was the scenario the 815th Airlift Squadron, from the 403rd Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., faced while leading airlift operations during exercise Cope North (CN20) at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 12-28, 2020.
  • Hurricane Hunters fly Winter Storm

    The United States Air Force Reserve 403rd Wing’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, also known as the Hurricane Hunters, flew their first Winter Storm of the season Feb. 26. A WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft departed Keesler Air Force Base, Mississipi. midday to fly the Western Atlantic Flight Track, which is the off the northern east coast.
  • Prior fighter pilot, now Port Dawg

    Staff Sgt. Jim Cagle is not your typical E-5 for a number of reasons. At 6 feet 2 inches tall, he literally stands out, but that is not it. With four stripes on his sleeve, less gray hairs and facial lines (though to be pushing 60 it could be worse) are expected, but that is not it either. When he is not at Unit Training Assembly skillfully maneuvering a plus-sized forklift for the 41st Aerial Port Squadron, he’s handling a much larger piece of machinery in the skies as a captain for American Airlines, but that is not it either. On his Facebook page are videos of him banging on the ivories and crooning along, but even that is still not what makes him so atypical.
  • Hurricane Hunters fly Atmospheric Rivers

    The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, commonly known as the Hurricane Hunters, are the cornerstone for data gathering efforts within storm environments. When they’re not flying into hurricanes they are providing aerial weather reconnaissance for atmospheric rivers over the Pacific Ocean.
  • 403rd Wing Exercise: Operation Southern Comfort

    During Operation Southern Comfort held Jan 13-16, 2020, Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 403rd Wing shared living quarters, worked long hours wearing chemical protection gear and consumed brown bagged meals ready to eat called MRE’s, where you never know what you will get.
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