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  • 914 ARW trains with U.S. Army medics for battlefield medical treatment & K-9 support

    The 914th Aeromedical Staging Squadron of the 914th Air Refueling Wing conducted battlefield mass casualty and aeromedical evacuation training with the 691st Medical Detachment from the U.S. Army Reserve Center in Utica, New York, The 1982nd Forward Surgical Team from the Armed Forces Reserve Center here at Niagara, and the 642nd Aviation Support
  • 20 years later, we'll still never forget

    Twenty years after the September 11th terrorist attacks, members of the Western New York community gathered in front of Niagara University to remember.“The streets were covered with thick ash and the air was filled with smoke. It was an eerie feeling and one that will be planted in my mind as long as I live,” said Master Sgt Tara Wichtowski, 914th
  • 403rd Wing pays tribute to 9/11 victims, ruck marches in remembrance on 20th anniversary

    The Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing commemorated the 20th anniversary of 9/11 by hosting a Memorial Ruck March today at 8:30 a.m. More than 100 Reserve Citizen Airmen and active duty members from the 81st Training Wing took part in the five-mile trek around Keesler’s flight line to pay tribute to and honor the memories of the 2,977 civilians, firefighters, law enforcement officers, and military personnel who lost their lives in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
  • 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
  • Air Force Reserve supports one of the largest airlift operations in history

    Reserve Citizen Airmen are playing a huge role in what is being described by senior U.S. government officials as one of the largest airlift operations in history, as Airmen are supporting the evacuation of thousands of people from Afghanistan.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Okies refuel jets bound for Qatar

    One of three F-15QAs (Qatar Advanced) in a formation from the Boeing Company operating out of Mid America Airport, Illinois, receive fuel from the 465th Air Refueling Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., June 14, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lauren Kelly)
  • 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,
  • Hurricane Hunters get upgraded

    The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters” aerial reconnaissance weather officer and loadmaster/dropsonde operator stations are being upgraded with hardware and software to increase their weather collecting capabilities.“The (Meteorology Equipment Technician) shop is in the middle of a system upgrade, specifically on the ARWO
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