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  • 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.
  • Reservist retires after 37 years: Experienced many challenges, changes

    It was the year that everyone was calling “Ghostbusters,” Michael Jackson’s hair caught on fire, Wendy’s aired their “Where’s the Beef” commercial, astronauts made the first untethered spacewalk, Congressman Geraldine Ferraro joined Democrat Walter Mondale as the first woman to run on a major political party’s presidential ticket, Ronald Reagan
  • Flying Jennies provide airlift, airdrop during Voyager Shield

    The 815th Airlift Squadron participated in Voyager Shield providing the majority of the airlift and drop support, May 25-27, to meet the exercise needs, which helped the Flying Jennies meet tactical training objectives that they cannot get during normal daily training operations.
  • Keesler reservists support Southwest Asia operations

    Air Force Reserve Citizen Airmen and several C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 403rd Wing have deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom Sentinel.Aircrew from the 815th Airlift Squadron, and Airmen from the 403rd Operational Support Squadron and 803rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and other support
  • 403rd Wing evacuates aircraft, continues to fly Hurricane Marco, Tropical Storm Laura

    The Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing relocated its 20 aircraft today as Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura make their way toward the U.S. Gulf Coast. The wing’s 815th Airlift Squadron, a tactical airlift unit, flew their C-130J Super Hercules to Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, and the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, or Hurricane Hunters,
  • 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.
  • Out with the old, in with the new: Aircrew gets new anti-smoke goggles

    For more than 20 years the ASGs have been a basic four part system, until now. With innovation, the new ASGs are now a three-part system. The suspension frame itself is still made the same with the nape pad attached, while the goggles and oxygen mask portion have been upgraded.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Flying Jennies support special forces Emerald Warrior training

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 815th Airlift Squadron participated in Emerald Warrior 2018, a special operations joint training event here Feb. 26 to March 9 involving units within the U.S. Special Operations Command and Air Force Special Operations Command.
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