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NOAA, Congressional Staffers visit 53rd WRS

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  • By Staff Sgt. Kristen Pittman
  • 403rd Wing Public Affairs
Rear Adm. Chad M. Cary, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Marine and Aviation's deputy director for operations and deputy director of NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps, and 10 congressional staffers involved with various environmentally-focused committees received a 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron mission brief and toured a WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the unit at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., Aug. 23, 2022. The visit was one stop on the group's tour of relevant agencies across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The 53rd WRS conducts operations year-round with data collection in tropical weather, winter storms, and atmospheric rivers impacting forecasts and research efforts from coast to coast. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristen Pittman)