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  • Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters close out 2018 hurricane season

    The 2018 hurricane season ended Nov. 30, and was an active one for the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters, who flew more than 655 hours and 83 missions into 12 named storms over the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, assigned to the U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force, Mississippi, is the
  • U.S. Naval Academy tests waters with Hurricane Hunters

    When the subject of summer internships comes up, thoughts like fetching coffee and doing paperwork or answering phone calls comes to mind.What does not come to mind is working 10,000 feet in the air in an U.S. Air Force Reserve WC-130J flying through a hurricane for the sake of research.For the Oceanography Department at the United States Naval
  • 403rd Wing evacuates aircraft, continues Tropical Storm Gordon reconnaissance

    The Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing relocated its aircraft, flown by both the Hurricane Hunters and the 815th Airlift Squadron, to Ellington Field, Texas, today as Tropical Storm Gordon makes its way toward the Gulf Coast.“We are moving aircraft as a precautionary measure ahead of Tropical Storm Gordon, and so we can continue the mission,” said Col.
  • Hurricane Hunters fly Hurricane Lane, storm targets Hawaiian Islands

    The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters missions into Hurricane Lane, a Category 4, have been cancelled for today so they can move out of the storm’s path, which is projected to hit the main Hawaiian Islands Thursday afternoon.
  • EOD: A technician's world

    Barely any light streamed in through the cracks of the door. The smell of burning flesh filled the building as dark smoke rolled inside. The chanting of voices echoed through the halls. Hanging by its neck from a rope tied to a beam in the center of the room was the body of a simulated Airman with a suicide vest strapped to its chest.
  • Active to Reserve: Commander goes from retired to rehired

    The commander of the Air Force Reserve’s 815th Airlift Squadron “Flying Jennies” retired with 20 years of service from the U.S. Air Force in a ceremony at the Roberts Consolidated Maintenance Facility July 28, 2018. Lt. Col. Stuart M. Rubio, an active-duty C-130 pilot who has been commander of the Flying Jennies since January 2016, will continue to
  • Reserve maintainer perseveres with music, art career

    From a church pulpit to a stage bar, this former preacher walks into the spotlight. As his fingers dance on the guitar strings, his voice sings tales of pain, perseverance and his journey to exuberance. As if in a trance, the audience hangs on to this every word, and in those moments, this native Alabama Airman is able to live out his dream.
  • Senior eye care exec leads Reserve squadron

    Sometimes life takes a person in an entirely different direction, but the journey can be a positive one. Col. Carl Spear, commander, 403rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron that provides home station medical readiness for 1,500 403rd Wing reservists and the wartime tasking to establish medical triage and staging anywhere in the world, originally wanted to teach high school biology and chemistry and coach basketball.
  • Flying Jennies, wing members return from deployment

    Air Force Reserve Citizen Airmen and several C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 403rd Wing have returned from a deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operations Freedom Sentinel and Inherent Resolve.Aircrew from the 815th Airlift Squadron, maintainers from the 803rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and support personnel from the 403rd Wing
  • Prepare now for hurricane season

    Hurricane season starts June 1 and now is the time to prepare. To promote this message, an 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 Gulf Coast cities as part of this year’s Hurricane Awareness Tour, May 7-11.   The
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