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  • Marco, Laura prove Hurricane Hunters up to taskings

    The Air Force Reserve 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters had a busy week flying missions into Tropical Storm Marco and Hurricane Laura from Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., and from the Charleston International Airport, S.C. Aug. 20 through today.

  • 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

  • 75 years, hunting hurricanes

    Hurricane stories vary from person-to-person and squadron-to-squadron, but they all seem to have one thing in common: the capability of their aircraft and the use of instruments for navigation and data collection, proving the hurricane hunters of yesterday, today and tomorrow keep the mission going.

  • Hurricane Hunters deploy to Hawaii to track Darby

    Aircrews and maintenance personnel with the Air Force Reserve “Hurricane Hunters” assigned to the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi are on their way to Lihue Airport, Kauai, Hawaii to fly data-gathering missions into Tropical Storm Darby.   The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron,

  • Chief meteorologist legacy to hurricane hunting

      Seated at his station, he dutifully continues his work collecting and double checking data despite the shaking, sometimes violently, of everything around him. Then suddenly, there’s a calm. The engines are still humming along, but the shaking has stopped. He looks out of the window, down to the

  • Hurricane Hunters fly Bonnie, prepare to investigate storm in Caribbean Sea

    Hurricane season started early for the U.S. Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters who began flying storm missions May 27, five days before the official start of the season June 1.   The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, assigned to the 403rd Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, flew five

  • Hurricane Hunters, NOAA promote hurricane preparedness

    Hurricane season starts June 1 and to promote preparedness 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 year’s Hurricane Awareness Tour

  • PGA golfers visit Keesler

    The Golf Channel covers PGA golfers Esteban Toledo's and Rocco Mediate's visit to the 403rd Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. The golfers flew aboard a WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft with an 815th Airlift Squadron crew March 30, 2106. The golfers, who are playing in the Mississippi Gulf