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  • Hurricane Hunters continue flying Fiona

    The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters continue to fly the storm while it remains a threat to land.The squadron began flying the storm after moving to their forward operating location in Curacao, Sept. 15, when the system was just a tropical storm.

  • Reservists wrap up Hurricane Ida reconnaissance

    The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters assigned to the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., finished flying Hurricane Ida as the category 4 storm made landfall in Louisiana, Aug. 29.

  • Hurricane Hunters head to Homestead ARB, fly TS Elsa

    Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters, from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, took off today from Keesler Air Force Base on their way to Homestead Air Reserve Base in southern Florida prepositioning for an Atlantic storm mission. The Hurricane Hunters are scheduled to begin flying Tropical

  • Fourth evacuation; 403rd moving aircraft for Zeta

    The Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing started flying Tropical Storm Zeta today and will be relocating its aircraft once again, but now to move out of the path of Zeta as it makes its way toward the U.S. Gulf Coast.

  • Hurricane Hunters fly first Pacific hurricane

    The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircrews flew five weather reconnaissance missions into Hurricane Douglas, the first hurricane in the Pacific, July 24-27, 2020, collecting data to assist Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecasters.The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, assigned to the

  • Virtual change of command

    Maj. Kimberly Spusta took command of the 12th Operational Weather Flight located at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois during a virtual change of command ceremony June 7.

  • Hurricane Hunters takeoff for mission into Tropical Depression Three

    Members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, or Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters, takeoff today for a storm mission into Tropical Depression Three located in the Bay of Campeche. The mission originally scheduled as an invest became a fix mission before departing. The 53rd WRS will gather