53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron

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Lt. Col. Ed Garcia, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron pilot, talks about the Hurricane Hunter mission during a Facebook Live session with the National Weather Service May 10, 2018. The 53rd WRS, an Air Force Reserve unit in the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, took part in the 2018 NOAA Gulf Coast Hurricane Awareness Tour May 7-11, 2018. This is the fourth year the Hurricane Hunters participated in all five stops of the awareness and preparedness event, which was in conjunction with National Hurricane Preparedness Week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo) 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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Maj. Devon Meister, pilot, and Maj. Ashley Lundry, aerial reconnaissance weather officer, are members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, referred to as the Hurricane Hunters, which is a unit in the Air Force Reserve's 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Heather Heiney) Women of Weather: Hurricane Hunters make a difference
Some little girls might dream about being princesses; but others dream about becoming a Hurricane Hunter and flying into the most powerful storms on earth.
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Pilots from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron fly a WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft over San Diego, California during a mission to collect data from atmospheric rivers over the Pacific Ocean Jan. 28, 2018. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy photo) Hurricane Hunters complete atmospheric river reconnaissance
Much like a river on the ground carries water in streams through the earth, an atmospheric river carries water vapor in streams through the sky.
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Air Force reservists with the 403rd Wing, based at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, load an 815th Airlift Squadron C-130J with equipment as part of the “Roll Up” Jan. 10-17, 2016 at the Henry Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The airport is the forward operating base for the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Brian J. Lamar)
Hurricane Hunters close out 2015 season
The Air Force Reserve's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunters" closed out the year with a week of packing, loading and shipping equipment back to Keesler Air Force Base from their forward operating base at the Henry Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.According to Lt. Col. Erik Olson, the mission commander for the
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Tech. Sgt. Jenna Daniel, a 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron loadmaster, logs information on a dropsonde to be dropped in the eyewall of Hurricane Joaquin during a mission into the storm Oct. 2, 2015. Hurricane Joaquin has downgraded to a Category 1 storm. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Nicholas Monteloene) Hurricane Hunters fly storms from Hawaii, Georgia
Aircrews with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunters," departed Friday and today for Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, where they will start flying data-gathering missions Sunday into storms southwest of the Hawaiian Islands.Operations for Hurricane Joaquin moved to Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga., Friday. Crews
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Default Air Force Logo Tech Report: Dropsonde
The Hurricane Hunters of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron use a cool piece of tech called a “dropsonde” to help forecast hurricanes and other tropical storms.
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