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  • Hurricane Hunters support transitioning U.S. Navy research program

    For more than a decade, U.S. Navy Capt. (ret.) Beth Sanabia, Dr. Steve Jayne and over 40 U.S. Naval Academy and Woods Hole Oceanography Institute interns have spent part of their summers in places such as the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Hawaii.

  • Wing hosts special guest

    U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John E. Cardwell, Special Assistant to the Commander, North American Aerospace Command and U. S. Northern Command for Reserve Matters, visited the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, Aug. 13, 2019. The general toured a WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft, which was

  • No off season: Hurricane Hunters fly winter storms too

    The United States Air Force Reserve 403rd Wing’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, more affectionately known as the Hurricane Hunters, is most well-known for doing the unfathomable—flying at 10,000 feet, sometimes less, through major tropical systems, storms and hurricanes to collect useful

  • Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters close out active 2018 hurricane season

    The 2018 hurricane season ended Nov. 30, and was an active one for the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters, who flew more than 655 hours and 83 missions into 12 named storms over the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, assigned to the U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 403rd

  • U.S. Naval Academy tests waters with Hurricane Hunters

    When the subject of summer internships comes up, thoughts like fetching coffee and doing paperwork or answering phone calls comes to mind.What does not come to mind is working 10,000 feet in the air in an U.S. Air Force Reserve WC-130J flying through a hurricane for the sake of research.For the

  • Prepare now for hurricane season

    Hurricane season starts June 1 and now is the time to prepare. To promote this message, an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircrew with their WC-130J Super Hercules and a team of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hurricane experts visited five Gulf Coast cities as part of this