Airmen document Hurricane Irma with Hurricane Hunters
Tech. Sgt. Karen Moore, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron loadmaster at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., holds a dropsonde while flying into Hurricane Irma Sep. 8, 2017. The 53rd WRS "Hurricane Hunters" fly WC-130J Super Hercules through the eye of active hurricanes to collect weather data using aircraft and externally dropped sensors to provide accurate weather data to the National Hurricane Center on approaching hurricanes. The Reserve Airmen provide 100 percent of the Air Force capability in low-level, real time data collection in Atlantic and Pacific Ocean tropical weather systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Kyle Brasier)
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