Hurricane Hunters fly Hurricane Laura
Maj. Kimberly Spusta, aerial reconnaissance weather officer for the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, talks with the loadmaster across from her during a flight into Hurricane Laura from Charleston International Airport, S.C. Aug. 26, 2020. The 53rd WRS operates out of Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., and plays an important role in the forecasting of tropical systems by flying directly into storms and collecting atmospheric data satellites cannot reach, improving the area of impact by up to 25 percent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristen Pittman)
Senior Airman Kristen Pittman
CHARLESTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, S.C.