All in a day's work

Maj. John Wagner, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron pilot, flies a WC-130J "Hurricane Hunter" through Tropical Storm Nate, located off the west coast of Mexico, Sept. 9, 2011. While Wagner and his crew collected data on Tropical Storm Nate, other Citizen Airmen in the 53rd WRS collected data on Hurricane Katia and Tropical Storm Maria during a very busy Atlantic storm season. Based out of Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., these 403rd Wing Reservists collect data for the National Hurricane Center in Miami, enabling forecasters there to increase forecasting accuracy by 30 percent.

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