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

Hurricane Hunters, U.S. Naval Academy team up for research during 'Cristobal'Hurricane Hunters, U.S. Naval Academy team up for research during 'Cristobal'
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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Maintaining the WC-130JMaintaining the WC-130J
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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Maintaining the WC-130JMaintaining the WC-130J
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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Maintaining the WC-130JMaintaining the WC-130J
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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Maintaining the WC-130JMaintaining the WC-130J
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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Maintaining the WC-130JMaintaining the WC-130J
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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403rd Wing surges through the skies

The 403rd Wing's C-130J and WC-130J aircraft fly in formation during a Operation Surge Capacity here April, 5, 2014. Aircraft from the 815th and 345th Airlift Squadrons and 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron participated in Operation Surge Capacity, a large scale training exercise designed to test the 403rd Wing's ability to launch and recover a large formation of aircraft and to execute airdrops. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicholas Monteleone)
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Posted: 4/6/2014

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403rd Wing surges through the skies

C-130J aircraft from the 815th and 345th Airlift Squadrons and WC-130J aircraft from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron taxi on the runway prior to takeoff during Operation Surge Capacity here April, 5, 2014. Sixteen aircraft from the 403rd Wing participated in Operation Surge Capacity, a large scale training exercise designed to test the multiple capabilities of the wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicholas Monteleone)
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403rd Wing surges through the skies

A WC-130J from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron takes off in support of Operation Surge Capacity here April 5, 2014. Sixteen aircraft from the 403rd Wing took part in Operation Surge Capacity, a large scale training exercise designed to test the 403rd Wing's ability to launch and recover a large formation of aircraft and to execute airdrops. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens)
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403rd Wing surges through the skies

A line of C-130J aircraft from the 815th and 345th and WC-130J aircraft from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron taxi onto the runway before takeoff for Operation Surge Capacity here April, 5, 2014. Sixteen aircraft from the 403rd Wing took part in a large scale training exercise designed to test the wing's abiltiy to launch and recover a large formation of aircraft and to execute airdrops. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens)
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403rd Wing surges through the skies403rd Wing surges through the skies
403rd Wing surges through the skies

The 403rd Wing's C-130J and WC-130J fly in formation prior to performing back-to-back landings during a Operation Surge Capacity here April, 5, 2014. Operation Surge Capacity was a large scale training exercise designed to test the mulitiple capabilities of the wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jessica L. Kendziorek)
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Posted: 4/6/2014

    

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