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140807-F-WF462-022
Master Sgt. Troy Bickham. 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron loadmaster and dropsonde operator, pulls the handle on the launch adapter to release an ABXT buoy used by the U.S. Navy to collect salinity and water temperature during a flight through Hurricane Iselle off the coast of Hawaii Aug 7. The 53rd WRS "Hurricane Hunters" aircrew and 403rd Wing maintenance personnel deployed to Hickham Air Force Base, Hawaii to fly storm missions into Hurricanes Iselle and Julio. The "Hurricane Hunters" fly storm missions in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during the hurricane season which offically starts June 1 and ends Nov. 30 yearly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jessica Kendziorek)

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Photo by: Jessica L. Kendziorek |  VIRIN: 140807-F-WF462-022.JPG