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John Pavone, a supervisory meteorologist and aircraft coordinator with the Chief, Aerial Reconnaissance Coordination All Hurricanes (CARCAH) cell in the National Hurricane Center, checks on Hurricane Cristobal Aug 27. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Brian Lamar)
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Posted: 9/2/2014

Hurricane Hunters, U.S. Naval Academy team up for research during 'Cristobal'Hurricane  ...
Hurricane Hunters, U.S. Naval Academy team up for research during 'Cristobal'

U.S. Navy Ensign Zach Cornelius, U.S. Naval Academy Training and Research in Oceanic and Atmospheric Processes in Tropical Cyclones internship program, collects data from an Airborne/Air Expendable Bathythermograph, or AXBT, deepwater bouy. The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron dropped several bouys during a 96L, now Hurricane Cristobal, invest mission over the Caribbean Aug. 23, 2014. The bouys were launched out of a tube in the back of the WC-130J. The bouys radio back information about ocean surface temperatures. The 53rd WRS and TROPIC research team have worked together for four years on this research project designed to assist the National Hurricane Center increase the accurace of hurricane forecasts by incorporating ocean data. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)
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Posted: 8/27/2014

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Hurricane Hunters, U.S. Naval Academy team up for research during 'Cristobal'

Tech. Sgt. Zachary Zieman, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron loadmaster and dropsonde operator, and U.S. Navy Ensign Zach Cornelius, U.S. Naval Academy Training and Research in Oceanic and Atmospheric Processes in Tropical Cyclones internship program, prepare an Airborne/Air Expendable Bathythermograph, or AXBT, deepwater bouy. The bouy was dropped during a 96L, now Hurricane Cristobal, invest mission over the Caribbean Aug. 23, 2014. The bouys are launched out of a launch tube in the back of the WC-130J. The bouys radio back information about ocean surface temperatures to depths of 800 to 1,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)
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Posted: 8/27/2014

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Maintaining the WC-130J

Master Sgt. Justin Moses, 403rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crewchief, supervises a tow of the WC-130J while Master Sgt. David Workman, 403rd AMXS crewchief, operates the tow vehicle at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Aug. 27, 2014. The maintainers are deployed from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, to St. Croix to assist the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, which has been flying storm missions into Hurricane Cristobal since Aug. 21, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Adam Zeithammel)
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Posted: 8/27/2014

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Maintaining the WC-130J

Airman 1st Class Chad Alley, 403rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, marshals a WC-130J preparing to takeoff from the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Aug. 25, 2014. Alley, a reservist at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, is deployed to St. Croix to assist the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron. The Hurricane Hunters have been flying storm missions into Hurricane Cristobal since Aug. 21, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)
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Posted: 8/27/2014

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Maintaining the WC-130J

Airman 1st Class Chad Alley, 403rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, marshals a WC-130J preparing to takeoff from the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Aug. 25, 2014. Alley, a reservist at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, is deployed to St. Croix to assist the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron. The Hurricane Hunters have been flying storm missions into Hurricane Cristobal since Aug. 21, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)
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Posted: 8/27/2014

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Maintaining the WC-130J

Staff Sgt. Rickey Carroll, 403rd Maintenance Squadron hydraulics specialist, and Senior Airman Earnest Naquin, 403rd MXS crewchief, perform an hydraulics inspection on the landing gear of a WC-130J at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Aug. 25, 2014. The maintainers are deployed from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, to St. Croix to assist the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, which has been flying storm missions into Hurricane Cristobal since Aug. 21, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)
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Posted: 8/27/2014

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Maintaining the WC-130J

Staff Sgt. Crystal Pourciau hands Tech. Sgt. Daryl Weeks a plug to install into the engine intake at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Aug. 25, 2014. Pourciau and Weeks work in the 403rd Maintenance Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. They are deployed to St. Croix to assist the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, which has been flying storm missions into Cristobal since Aug. 21, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)
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Posted: 8/27/2014

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Tropical Storm Cristobal

2nd Lt. Leesa Froelich, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron aerial reconnaissance weather officer, analyzes meteorological and atmospheric conditions during a 96L, now Tropical Storm Cristobal, invest mission over the Caribbean Aug. 22, 2014. The data the Hurricane Hunters collect is sent by satellite link to the National Hurricane Center in Miami to assist with their weather forecasts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)
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Posted: 8/25/2014

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Lt. Col. Bear Anderson, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, has his blood pressure checked by a medical practicioner with the 403rd Aeromedical Staging Squadron
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Posted: 8/22/2014

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Hurricane Hunters assist navy with research

Master Sgt. Troy Bickham, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron loadmaster and dropsonde operator, pulls the handle on the launch adapter to release an Airborne/Air Expendable Bathythermograph, or AXBT, buoy used by the U.S. Navy to collect the salinity and water temperature during a flight through Hurricane Iselle off the coast of Hawaii Aug. 7, 2014. The 53rd WRS “Hurricane Hunters” and 403rd Wing maintenance personnel deployed to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, to fly storm missions into Hurricanes Iselle and Julio to gather data to assist the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center with their forecasts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jessica Kendziorek)
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Posted: 8/11/2014

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53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron flies hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean

Lt. Col. Jon Talbot, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron aerial reconnaissance weather officer, points to the eye of Hurricane Julio during a hurricane flight off the coast of Hawaii Aug. 9, 2014. The 53rd WRS "Hurricane Hunters" aircrew and 403rd Wing maintenance personnel deployed to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, to fly storm missions into Hurricanes Iselle and Julio. The "Hurricane Hunters" fly storm missions in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during the hurricane season June 1 to Nov. 30 yearly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jessica Kendziorek)
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Posted: 8/11/2014

    

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