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  • 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
  • Hurricane Hunters fly Hurricane Lane, storm targets Hawaiian Islands

    The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters missions into Hurricane Lane, a Category 4, have been cancelled for today so they can move out of the storm’s path, which is projected to hit the main Hawaiian Islands Thursday afternoon.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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