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  • Hurricane Hunters depart to fly Hilary reconnaissance

    The Air Force Reserve “Hurricane Hunters,” assigned to the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, departed today to fly weather reconnaissance missions into Hurricane Hilary to collect weather data that improves National Hurricane Center forecasts.

  • 2022: 403rd Wing Year in Review

    Training, exercises and deployments were common themes in 2022, all in efforts to ensure 403rd Wing Reserve Citizen Airmen were Ready Now.“The men and women of this wing have done an outstanding job preparing for and in the execution of our mission,” said Col. Stuart M. Rubio, 403rd Wing commander.

  • Hurricane Season wraps up, 53rd WRS shifts focus

    The 2022 Atlantic and Pacific hurricane seasons came to an official end Nov. 30, marking another destructive season of tropical weather for the continental United States’ Gulf Coast and eastern seaboard and Puerto Rico. The season also marked another busy season for the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance

  • 53rd WRS supports Hurricane Lisa, Atmospheric River reconnaissance

    Colloquially referred to as the “Hurricane Hunters,” the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron does in fact “hunt” hurricanes and tropical systems in all stages of formation during the Atlantic and Pacific hurricane seasons. While this keeps the squadron alert from mid-May to Nov. 30, they are

  • Hurricane Hunters fly last mission into Ian

    The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters are flying their last flight into Hurricane Ian today, their 14th mission into the storm since Sept. 21, collecting data to assist National Hurricane Center forecasters.Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida as a Category 4 storm Wednesday afternoon,

  • NOAA, Congressional Staffers visit 53rd WRS

    Rear Adm. Chad M. Cary, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Marine and Aviation's deputy director for operations and deputy director of NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps, and 10 congressional staffers involved with various environmentally-focused committees received a 53rd

  • Into the Storm, Under the Ocean

    The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) offers many summer internships and programs for midshipmen to take part in each year. One of those internship opportunities is a program called Training and Research in Oceanic and Atmospheric Processes in Tropical Cyclones (TROPIC), an internship program offered to