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Weather warriors fly into nature's furyWeather warriors fly into nature's fury
Weather warriors fly into nature's fury

Inside the eye of a hurricane, a WC-130J Hurricane Hunter aircraft provides data from several different instruments including sensors on the aircraft, dropsondes and the new Stepped-Frequency Microwave Radiometer, called a Smurf. The Smurf provides surface-level winds giving forecasters at the National Hurricane Center yet another source of information. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. James B. Pritchett)
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Posted: 5/12/2009

A Long Day After hurricane huntingA Long Day After hurricane hunting
A Long Day After hurricane hunting

Pilot, Lt. Col. Mark Carter admires the sunset after 9 hours of flying into a hurricane. The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters of the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss fly 24-hours-a-day, collecting data inside the heart of Mother Nature's fury. The data collected by the Hurricane Hunters improve the National Hurricane Center forecast by 30 percent.
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Posted: 5/12/2009

Thunder on the BayThunder on the Bay
Thunder on the Bay

Lt. Col. Mark Carter, a pilot instructor in Air Force Reserve Command's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., answers questions from two "future C-130 pilots." Gulf Coast residents walked through a variety of aircraft on display at Keesler's Thunder on the Bay Air Show April 4-5, 2009. An estimated 142,000 spectators attended the two-day event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens)
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Posted: 4/8/2009

    

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