Lt. Col. Ryan Rickert
Lt. Col. Ryan Rickert, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron aerial reconnaissance weather officer, talks live via Skype with the host and participants of the National Tropical Weather Conference May 21, 2020, at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Rickert was accompanied by Capt. Garret Black, 53rd WRS ARWO, online to explain the Hurricane Hunter mission, their experiences flying storms, and the importance of being prepared for hurricane season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Carranza)