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  • Coping with COVID-19; medical mentality

    Reserve Citizen Airmen cope with the COVID-19 crisis in both their military and civilian careers.
  • AFRC Announces its Airmen of the Year

    Air Force Reserve Command usually announces its Airmen of the Year at a grand banquet in the spring with senior leaders and hundreds of supporters in attendance to honor the best AFRC enlisted Airmen in their respective rank-based categories.This year was a little different.With the COVID-19 pandemic limiting travel and mandating social distancing,
  • 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.
  • Gulfport Seabees visit 403rd Wing

    Navy Capt. Bill Whitmire, Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport commander, listens to Tech. Sgt. Anthony DiStefano, 815th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, talk about the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft and details about his career field Feb. 21 at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Navy Seabees had the opportunity to meet with the Reserve Citizen
  • MTI offers preview to 403rd Wing trainees; opportunity for reservists

    Members of the 403rd Wing Development and Training Flight received a small dose of what is to come at Basic Military Training when Master Sgt. Robert Elliot, a military training instructor recruiter for the 433rd Training Squadron at Joint-Base San Antonio Lackland, Texas, visited trainees here during the Nov. 2-3 unit training assembly. In addition to stirring a little post-Halloween, pre-BMT fright, Elliot was here on a larger mission: share information with Reserve Citizen Airmen about MTI opportunities.
  • Air Force announces new officer developmental categories

    In an effort to enhance the officer talent management system and enable tailored and agile development, the Air Force is expanding the single Line of the Air Force promotion category into six distinct developmental categories, senior officials here announced Oct. 21.
  • Wing hires first group superintendent, proponent for enlisted force

    He may be drinking from an informational fire hose right now, but as the 403rd Wing’s first of three traditional reserve group superintendents, he has embraced his new role as a proponent for the enlisted force.“I have been learning a lot very quickly,” said Chief Master Sgt. Darren Bannister, who started his new job with the 403rd Operations Group
  • 815th Airlift Squadron supports Bahama relief efforts following Dorian

    The 815th Airlift Squadron “Flying Jennies” Airmen returned Sept. 17 from a humanitarian mission supporting Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas for a week.During the response to Hurricane Dorian, Department of Defense forces supported U.S. Agency for International Development and the Governor of The Bahamas with military unique
  • Master resilience trainers enhance wellness

    Resilience is the capacity to recover from life’s difficulties; the ability to be knocked down by life and come back as strong as before. Some people come by it naturally, succeeding despite incredibly difficult circumstances.Even if someone doesn’t come by it as natural as other people, the good news is that resilience can be learned, said Chief
  • B-52 pilot reconnects with retired aircraft after more than a decade

    Lt. Col. Stephen Miracle, 10th Flight Test Squadron B-52 flight commander, recently took part in a mission to fly a regenerated B-52 from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, to Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. The feat was only the second time a Stratofortress returned to service from Davis-Monthan's "Boneyard."
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