Promoting preparedness, readiness for hurricane season
People line up at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, Florida May 11, 2018, to see the WC-130J aircraft used by the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron to collect weather data for the National Hurricane Center's forecasts. NOAA's National Weather Service and NHC has conducted the Hurricane Awareness Tour for more than 35 years; however, this is the fourth year the 53rd WRS has participated in all five stops of the awareness and preparedness event, which was in conjunction with National Hurricane Preparedness Week May 7-11, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)