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  • Hurricane Hunter sets unit record for eyewall penetrations

    In the Air Force, the number 341 typically elicits an unpleasant memory. Like that time someone in your group of three marching at basic military training forgot to put their cover on, so you all were vehemently reprimanded by a military training instructor and had your 341 pulled.Or that time you

  • 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

  • Mission Makers: 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron

    Master Sgt. Ryan McClellan serves as an aeromedical evacuation technician with the 36th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. His job includes transporting injured personnel from point-of-injury to a medical facility for additional medical care.This video is part of the M2

  • Dedicated crew chief maintains Hurricane Hunters

    Tech. Sgt. Victoria Kinman is a 403rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief and works on the WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. As of March 20, 2020, Kinman is one of three 403rd Wing female dedicated crew chiefs who have their names displayed on the aircraft. She

  • Mission Makers: 403rd Security Forces Squadron

    This video is part of the M2 series. It highlights the security forces career field. 403rd Security Forces Squadron participated in the action shots and interview of Senior Airman Arron Collyer.

  • Hurricane Hunters fly Winter Storm

    The United States Air Force Reserve 403rd Wing’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, also known as the Hurricane Hunters, flew their first Winter Storm of the season Feb. 26. A WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft departed Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. midday to fly the Western Atlantic Flight Track,

  • Prior fighter pilot, now Port Dawg

    Staff Sgt. Jim Cagle is not your typical E-5 for a number of reasons. At 6 feet 2 inches tall, he literally stands out, but that is not it. With four stripes on his sleeve, less gray hairs and facial lines (though to be pushing 60 it could be worse) are expected, but that is not it either. When he

  • NOAA, NHC visit 53rd WRS Hurricane Hunters

    From the outside looking in, hurricane forecasts seem fairly simplistic. On any given local weather station, they show either a spaghetti model or a more conical shaped model predicting a storm’s path and intensity. There might be a high or low pressure system animated into the graphic as well