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  • Hurricane Hunters: navigators guide through storms

    The 403rd Wing’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron based out of Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, is the only Department of Defense organization that flies weather reconnaissance. In this specialized unit of Reserve Citizen Airmen, a crew is made up of a minimum of five members consisting of a pilot, copilot, navigator, aerial reconnaissance
  • Erard assumes command of Reserve MTI Squadron

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – Lt. Col. Anthony Erard assumed command of the 433rd Training Squadron Aug. 7 during a ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, officiated by 340th Flying Training Group Commander Col. Michael J. Vanzo.Formerly the 433rd TRS director of operations, as commander of the all-Reserve military training
  • Lessner assumes command of 39th Flying Training Squadron

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – Lt. Col. Thomas Lessner assumed command of the 39th Flying Training Squadron Aug. 6 during a ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, officiated by 340th Flying Training Group Commander Col. Michael J. Vanzo. Relinquishing command was Lt. Col. Kristen Kent, who assumed command of the squadron in
  • 22AF commander delivers KC-46 Pegasus to 916th Air Refueling Wing

    The second KC-46A Pegasus lands on the 916th Air Refueling Wings runway at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Aug. 6, 2020. This aircraft arrived after a lengthy cross-country trip from Boeing Field outside of Seattle.
  • CARCAH key to coordination, storm support

    Coordination—it is the key to any successful organization or event; and, when that event happens to be a hurricane, which requires aerial reconnaissance to gather life-saving weather data for forecasts—it’s imperative.In order for the Hurricane Hunters, whether that’s the Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron at Keesler Air Force
  • Hurricane Hunter sets unit record for eyewall penetrations

    In the Air Force, the number 341 typically elicits an unpleasant memory. Like that time someone in your group of three marching at basic military training forgot to put their cover on, so you all were vehemently reprimanded by a military training instructor and had your 341 pulled.Or that time you failed to fill out all of your 341s in tech school,
  • Hurricane Hunters fly first Pacific hurricane

    The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircrews flew five weather reconnaissance missions into Hurricane Douglas, the first hurricane in the Pacific, July 24-27, 2020, collecting data to assist Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecasters.The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, assigned to the 403rd Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi,
  • Joint Forces: Reserve, Guard train for care in the air

    From broken bones, burns to head trauma, loss of limbs and more; Aeromedical Evacuation teams see more than their fair share of battle injuries. Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and Mississippi Air National Guardsmen from the 183rd AES collaborated for a three-day training event to work as one team, focused on
  • Reserve squadron, American Airmen march into history

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – The Air Force Reserve's 433rd Training Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, marched hundreds of Total Force Air Force trainees into the history books today when those trainees took their Airman's Oath during basic military training graduation, and took their place in the long blue line.The new
  • Reserve MTI embraces challenges, follows path to dream come true

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-Randolph, Texas – Tech. Sgt. Sharon Collado is a Reserve military training instructor supervisor at the 433rd Training Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Unlike many people, she knows that she can do anything she wants to do. She's proved it to herself countless times throughout her 18 year Air Force career,
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