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  • Hurricane Hunters fly Beryl

    The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, a component of the Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, has been working around the clock flying data gathering missions into Hurricane Beryl, the first major hurricane of what’s predicted to be a very active season.

  • Maintainers assist in recruiting efforts

    As recruiters across multiple Department of Defense military branches struggle to reel in prospects, several members across the 403rd Maintenance Group have taken an active approach in assisting the Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing recruiters. Master Sgt. Dustin Kane, 803rd Aircraft Maintenance

  • Additional VHF antenna enhances communication to improve forecasts

    Hurricane season starts June 1 and the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron’s role in collecting weather data is key for forecasts. To enhance their communication capabilities, the United States Air Force Reserve completed the successful temporary installation and test of a third Very High

  • Hurricane Awareness Tour promotes weather readiness

    To promote the importance of preparing now for hurricane season, which starts June 1, the 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 Atlantic Coast cities as part of this

  • Caribbean outreach mission promotes hurricane preparedness

    Hurricane season starts June 1 and to help communities prepare, the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters and a team of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters visited four Caribbean locations April 16-20 as part of the annual Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour.

  • Maintainers foster "Warrior Ethos" by revisiting history

    In 2022, the chief of Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve Command, Lt. Gen. John Healy released Task Order 2022, which prioritized readiness and transformation. He charged commanders to cultivate unit cohesiveness and a combat mentality and develop Airmen with a warrior ethos

  • Wing of Choice Airmen ACE Cope North 24

    About 60 403rd Wing Reserve Citizen Airmen supported the multinational U.S. Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise, Cope North 24, Feb. 4-23 at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam.