Hurricane Hunters assist navy with research

Master Sgt. Troy Bickham, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron loadmaster and dropsonde operator, pulls the handle on the launch adapter to release an Airborne/Air Expendable Bathythermograph, or AXBT, buoy used by the U.S. Navy to collect the salinity and water temperature during a flight through Hurricane Iselle off the coast of Hawaii Aug. 7, 2014. The 53rd WRS “Hurricane Hunters” and 403rd Wing maintenance personnel deployed to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, to fly storm missions into Hurricanes Iselle and Julio to gather data to assist the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center with their forecasts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jessica Kendziorek)

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