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  • Reserve Citizen Airmen put skills to test at Patriot Warrior

    The 403rd Wing sent about 35 Reserve Citizen Airmen to participate in the Air Force Reserve Command’s premiere training exercise Patriot Warrior 2021 at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Aug. 5-27.Wing members from the 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, 403rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron, 403rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, 815th Airlift Squadron, 803rd
  • Reserve Citizen Airmen maintain aircraft

    Tech. Sgt. Kevin Lancaster supervises Staff Sgt. William Parker, 403rd Fabrication Flight aircraft structure mechanic, drills a hole in the engine bulkhead of a WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., Aug. 24, 2021. The flight is responsible for aircraft structural maintenance to include painting and sanding of aircraft
  • Reserve medic puts Air Force training into action

    Sunday, May 23, 2021, didn’t go quite as Senior Airman Holly Lee expected it to.Though she was excited for her nephew to be born soon, the sequence of events leading up to his birth did not go according to expectations. What should have been a normal, quiet Sunday instead came to life with a blood-curdling scream.“It was around seven in the
  • COVID-19 Vaccine: What Airmen should know

    The delta variant of the coronavirus has spread across the Mississippi Gulf Coast causing a surge in cases and an increase in hospitalizations.The devastating effects of COVID-19 on patients is something Master Sgt. Felicia Johnson, an Air Force Reserve medic with the 403rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron, deals with daily in her civilian job as a
  • 403rd ASTS participates in Delta Wellness Mission 2021

    Four Reserve Citizen Airmen from different career fields within the 403rd Wing’s Aeromedical Staging Squadron provided healthcare to three communities in three states as part of Delta Wellness Mission 2021, which ran from July 6 - 20.“Delta Wellness is a total-force mission spanning the ‘delta’ region of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana,” said
  • Flying Jennies train in Alaska

    The 815th Airlift Squadron put their Reserve Citizen Airmen to the test in Alaska with both the temperatures and the terrain, July 13-16, working with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Airborne, 25th Infantry Division, the 815th AS provided airlift for more than over 1300 paratroopers for three days, as well as airdrops for heavy equipment on the fourth day during a training exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
  • Little Rock Reserve maintainers assist Keesler with WC-130J repair

    Maintaining aircraft for 10 WC-130J Super Hercules is no easy task, especially when that job is to repair an aircraft after a destructive fire.On Nov. 1, 2020, a 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron crew was preparing to take off to fly Hurricane Eta when the aircraft’s left wing caught fire. None of the crew were harmed, but the fire, which
  • Hurricane Hunters wrap up Elsa recon ahead of landfall

    The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters wrapped up their aerial reconnaissance efforts for Tropical Storm Elsa Wednesday morning, July 7, after the storm made landfall on the northwest coast of Florida.The 53rd WRS is assigned to the 403rd Wing and is the only unit of its kind in the Department of Defense. In
  • 403rd SFS Reservists help train future AF officers, National Guard, deployers

    Dressed as enemy soldiers, hiding in the bushes and lying in wait to either ambush a convoy or ground forces, members of the Air Force Reserve 403rd Security Forces Squadron got a chance to put their training to use, but this time from a different perspective. This week four SFS reservists volunteered to help with training Air Force Reserve
  • 403rd Wing hosts AFRC chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

    In the Air Force Reserve, the purpose of Unit Training Assemblies is pretty self-explanatory. It’s one weekend a month (customarily) when Airmen from all over assemble with their unit for training to ensure readiness in the event our nation calls.While a lot of that training does look like donning MOPP gear or “battle rattle,” firing weapons,
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