53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron flies hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean

Thomas Birchard, senior forecaster and hurricane expert for the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, shows Maj. Jon Brady, a 53rd WRS aerial reconnaissance weather officer, computer programs used to predict a hurricane model from the weather data collected by the Hurricane Hunters. The 53rd WRS "Hurricane Hunters" aircrew and 403rd Wing maintenance personnel deployed to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii to fly storm missions into Hurricanes Iselle and Julio. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jessica Kendziorek)

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