Assisting Navy research
U.S. Air Force Reserve Master Sgt. Tom Barnaby, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron loadmaster, prepares Airborne Expendable Bathythermographs for a mission into Hurricane Florence Sept. 12, 2018. The buoys are released from a flare launch tube during flight to measure oceanic conditions, which provides information for forecasts. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Chris Hibben)

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Photo by: Tech. Sgt. Chris Hibben |  VIRIN: 180912-F-PS957-0144.JPG