hurricane hunters
  • U.S. Naval Academy tests waters with Hurricane Hunters

    When the subject of summer internships comes up, thoughts like fetching coffee and doing paperwork or answering phone calls comes to mind.What does not come to mind is working 10,000 feet in the air in an U.S. Air Force Reserve WC-130J flying through a hurricane for the sake of research.For the Oceanography Department at the United States Naval
  • Mobility Airmen enhance partnerships during Pacific Airlift Rally

    The destructive power of Mother Nature has made headlines around the world, and every country is fighting its own war when it comes to natural disasters and humanitarian relief. To prepare for such events in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, the U.S. Pacific Air Force and Sri Lanka Air Force co-hosted the Pacific Airlift Rally 2017 (PAR 17) in Sri Lanka Sept. 11-15.
  • Combat Camera flies with Hurricane Hunters

    It’s not often that Air Force Reservists arrive at Unit Training Assembly “weekend drill” and in short order find themselves flying into an eye of a hurricane, but that’s exactly what happened to Staff Sgt. Kyle Brasier and Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg, 4th Combat Camera Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, S.C.
  • Hurricane Hunters track Harvey

    Harvey began as a scattered collection of clouds drifting across the Atlantic Ocean and in just over a week has developed into a category two hurricane.
  • Hurricane Hunters to fly Atlantic and Pacific missions this week

    Personnel with the Air Force Reserve 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters” assigned to the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi are flying missions in the Atlantic and Pacific this week.
  • AFRC celebrates 100 years of Reserve Air Power with C-130 special mission demo

    Congressional staff members embark on a 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron C-130 Hercules on the Joint Base Andrews, Md., flight line June 29, 2016. In honor of the 100th anniversary of U.S. air reserve power, congressional staff members were invited to an event showcasing special missions conducted by C-130s in the Air Force Reserve Command, to
  • Tech Report: Hurricane Hunters

    The Hurricane Hunters of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron use high-tech equipment called a “dropsonde” to aid in the forecasting of hurricanes and other tropical storms.
  • Employers tour 403rd Wing, Keesler

    The 403rd Wing hosted 15 employers of Air Force reservists from across the nation as part of the Air Force Reserve Command Employer Appreciation Day May 20. Citizen Airmen nominated their employers for the event, which gave the employers the opportunity to learn about the missions of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Air Force Reserve
  • 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
  • Rokerthon 2 highlights Team Keesler on Veterans Day

    Al Roker, TODAY Show weather anchor, stopped by Keesler as part of his Guinness World Record-breaking effort “Rokerthon 2” on Veterans Day today. “Rokerthon 2” sees the weatherman delivering national and local weather forecasts in all 50 states in just one week. At his stop in Biloxi, Mississippi, Roker highlighted Airmen, Sailors and Marines who