Hurricane Hunters participate in C-130 special mission conference at Peterson AFB

Citizen Airmen and aircraft from three Air Force Reserve Command special mission units convened for the first-ever AFRC C-130 Special Mission Conference at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Jan. 12-13. Among the participants were Reservists from the 403rd Wing and the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunters." The Hurricane Hunters provide command and staff supervision in support of weather reconnaissance and are the only Department of Defense unit tasked to organize, equip, train and perform all hurricane weather reconnaissance in support of the Department of Commerce. The 403rd Wing is responsible for coordination, collecting and communicating critical weather data to the National Hurricane Center during flights into hurricanes and tropical storms. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Capt. Heather Garrett)

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