AFRC celebrates 100 years of air reserve power with C-130 special missions demo
Staff Sgt. Jesse Jordan, 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters” loadmaster, discusses the use and function of a dropsonde tube to a group of congressional staffers inside a C-130 Hercules on the Joint Base Andrews, Md., flight line June 29, 2016. A dropsonde tube is used by the Hurricane Hunters to collect temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction of weather systems. The information is then sent to the National Hurricane Center in Miami to monitor tropical storms. As part of the 100th anniversary of air power in the U.S. military, members of the media were invited to fly with the Hurricane Hunters and learn about their weather surveillance mission. With ten deployable C-130s, the unit has the only routine aerial weather reconnaissance mission in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kat Justen)
Staff Sgt. Kat Justen
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md.