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NOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tourNOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tour
NOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tour

Children from a local elementary school in Huatulco, Mexico, tour the WC-130J May 7, 2014, during the Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour. The CHAT, a joint effort between National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center and the 403rd Wing's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, promotes hurricane awareness and preparedness throughout the Caribbean region. More than 4,000 people attended the tour May 4-11, 2014, at Manzanillo, Zihuatanejo and Huatulco, Mexico, St. Vincent, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)
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Posted: 5/12/2014

NOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tourNOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tour
NOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tour

The Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour is a joint effort between National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center and the 403rd Wing's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, promotes hurricane awareness and preparedness throughout the Caribbean region. More than 4,000 people attended the tour May 4-11, 2014, at Manzanillo, Zihuatanejo and Huatulco, Mexico, St. Vincent, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)
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Posted: 5/12/2014

NOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tourNOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tour
NOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tour

Children from a local elementary school in Huatulco, Mexico, tour the WC-130J May 7, 2014, during the Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour. The CHAT, a joint effort between National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center and the 403rd Wing's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, promotes hurricane awareness and preparedness throughout the Caribbean region. More than 4,000 people attended the tour May 4-11, 2014, at Manzanillo, Zihuatanejo and Huatulco, Mexico, St. Vincent, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)
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Posted: 5/12/2014

NOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tourNOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tour
NOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tour

Lt. Col. Jon Talbot, Lt. Col. Jon Talbot, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron chief meteorologist, and Dr. Lixion Avila, National Hurricane Center senior hurricane specialist, brief Mexican dignitaries and media in Zihuatanejo, Mexico, May 7, 2014, during the Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour. The outreach program, which began in the 1970's and is a joint effort between National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center and the 403rd Wing's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, promotes hurricane awareness and preparedness throughout the Caribbean region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)
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Posted: 5/12/2014

NOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tourNOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tour
NOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tour

Tech. Sgt. Clinton Nicholas, 403rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, answers student's questions during a tour of the WC-130J at the E.T. Joshua Airport, St. Vincent, May 9, 2014 during the Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour May 4-11, 2014. More than 700 locals toured the WC-130J, which was on display as part of the CHAT. The outreach program, which began in the 1970's and is a joint effort between National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center and the 403rd Wing's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, promotes hurricane awareness and preparedness throughout the Caribbean region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C.Losurdo)
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Posted: 5/12/2014

NOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tourNOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tour
NOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tour

A Univision Reporter interviews Gladys Rubio, meteorologist with the National Hurricane Center Tropical Analysis and forecast branch, Dr. Richard Knabb, NHC director, Dr. Lixion Avila, NHC senior hurricane specialist, and Lt. Col. Jon Talbot, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron chief meteorologist, May 9, in Puerto Rico during the Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour. More than 4,000 people attended the tour May 4-11, 2014, at Manzanillo, Zihuatanejo and Huatulco, Mexico, St. Vincent, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)
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Posted: 5/12/2014

NOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tourNOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tour
NOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tour

Dr. Lixion Avila, National Hurricane Center senior hurricane specialist, translates for Dr. Richard Knaab, NHC director, during a press conference at Manzanillo International Airport, Mexico, May 5, 2014, during the Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour. At each CHAT location, Knabb and representatives from the countries' meteorological services and disaster preparedness agencies briefed local officials and the media about the impact of hurricanes in the region and the importance of being prepared. The CHAT, an outreach program, a joint effort between National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center and the 403rd Wing's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, promotes hurricane awareness and preparedness throughout the Caribbean region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)
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Posted: 5/12/2014

NOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tourNOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tour
NOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tour

1st Lt. Chase Capt. Allen, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron pilot, answers student's questions during a tour of the WC-130J at the E.T. Joshua Airport, St. Vincent, May 9, 2014 during the Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour May 4-11, 2014. More than 700 locals toured the WC-130J, which was on display as part of the CHAT. The outreach program, which began in the 1970's and is a joint effort between National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center and the 403rd Wing's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, promotes hurricane awareness and preparedness throughout the Caribbean region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)
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Posted: 5/12/2014

NOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tourNOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tour
NOAA, Hurricane Hunters team up for awareness tour

Mexican media interview Maj. Rafael Salort, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron navigator, at Manzanillo International Airport, Mexico, May 5, 2014, during the Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour. More than 1,300 locals toured the WC-130J, which was on display as part of the CHAT. The outreach program, which began in the 1970's and is a joint effort between National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center and the 403rd Wing's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, promotes hurricane awareness and preparedness throughout the Caribbean region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)
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Posted: 5/12/2014

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

'Sondes' Good to Me'Sondes' Good to Me
'Sondes' Good to Me

Master Sgt. Jeff Stack, a weather reconnaissance loadmaster, explains how the dropsonde he is holding collects weather information inside storms to Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton A. Schwartz. The life-saving data collected by the Hurricane Hunters, Air Force reservists assigned to the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, improves National Hurricane Center forecasts by 30 percent. The Air Force Reserve Command unit at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., is the only Department of Defense unit to fly into hurricanes. General Schwartz visited Mississippi in late October to speak at the 30th annual Salute to the Military, an event honoring the Airmen and Citizen Airmen of the Gulf Coast region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Chad E. Gibson)
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Posted: 10/29/2008

    

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