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Planes over water


Promoting hurricane preparedness

The public tours the WC-130J Super Hercules aircraft at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport, Beaumont, Texas, May 8, 2018, during the NOAA Gulf Coast Hurricane Awareness Tour. The aircraft is flown by the U.S. Air Force Reserve's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron to collect weather data for National Hurricane Center forecasts. NOAA's National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center has conducted the Hurricane Awareness Tour for more than 35 years; however, this is the fourth year the 53rd WRS has participated in all five stops of the awareness and preparedness event, which was in conjunction with National Hurricane Preparedness Week May 7-11, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo)

PHOTO BY: Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo
VIRIN: 180508-F-IL418-0116.JPG
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