Tag: Keesler AFB
  • Overseas vehicle operations

    Airmen of the 403rd Logistics Readiness Squadron were deployed with the 724th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron and assigned to the Logistics Readiness Flight for six months providing transportation for personnel, cargo and supplies.
  • First virtual reality training in Air Force arrives at Keesler AFB

    The 334th Training Squadron incorporated the first virtual reality training for airfield management students in the Air Force at Keesler Air Force Base, June 28, so they can get more of a “hands-on” learning experience.
  • Air Force officials announce tour length changes

    The tour length reduction from four to three years for military training instructors, military training leaders, Air Education and Training Command technical training instructors with prefix “T”, “J”, or “X” and stateside professional military education instructors was announced July 1, renewing the focus on increasing operational readiness and improving Airmen resiliency.
  • Hurricane Florence edges closer to East Coast, Hurricane Hunters continue reconnaissance

    As the storm moves closer to the East Coast, members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron continue to fly through Hurricane Florence from the Air Dominance Center, Combat Readiness Training Center, Savannah, Georgia.“The mission has gone very well, with 100 percent mission success," said Lt. Col. Thomas Moffatt, 53rd WRS navigator and
  • U.S. Navy Leap Frogs, Gulfport mayor fly with Jennies

    A member of the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs jumps from an 815th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules aircraft April 4. The Leap Frogs coordinated with the Flying Jennies to complete this jump and several others out of Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi as joint training for both groups, which was also in conjunction with Navy Week and the Mississippi
  • 403rd Wing participates in Green Flag deployment exercise

    The 403rd Wing successfully completed the Green Flag Little Rock 17-05 exercise at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, March 10-22. It was the largest Green Flag exercise to date, and the first time an Air Force Reserve unit has led such an event.
  • 36th AES conducts first Keesler mission

    Imagine being strapped into the back of a C-130J Super Hercules on a litter, fighting to breathe while being whisked toward a hospital that can provide critical care. Not only are there pilots, navigators and loadmasters ensuring the aircraft makes it to the hospital safely, there are flight nurses and aeromedical evacuation technicians standing by to administer medical procedures, check equipment and respond to any emergencies that could arise during the flight. Today the 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron conducted their first training mission out of Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., practicing this very scenario.
  • Kansas City Chiefs’ cheerleaders visit Keesler

    Gold and red pom poms shimmered in the Southern sun when National Football League cheerleaders from the Kansas City Chiefs visited Keesler Air Force Base today. Cheerleaders Katrina, Tara, Sarah and Claire (team policy dictates that they don’t share their last names) were here as part of an event hosted by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service that included a tour of the base, a Chiefs’ Cheerleader clinic for children at the Youth Center and a fashion show at the main Exchange.
  • Keesler hosts director, actors of Deepwater Horizon

    Even though the cockpit of the WC-130J Super Hercules was sweltering in the Mississippi sun, actors Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson sat in the pilots’ seats, asking questions and reminiscing. “I haven’t sat in the cockpit of a plane with my dad since I was a little girl,” Hudson said.
  • 403rd Wing activates new maintenance unit

    A new chapter began today with the activation of the 403rd Wing’s newest maintenance unit during a ceremony at the Consolidated Roberts Aircraft Maintenance Facility. Maj. Brian Horton assumed command of the 803rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, which is responsible for the inspection, repair, launch and recovery of the wing’s 10 C-130Js flown by the 815th Airlift Squadron, a tactical airlift unit that transports supplies, equipment and personnel in a theater of operation