Members of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron prepare for take-off in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, to gather weather data from Hurricane Sam for the National Hurricane Center, Sept. 28, 2021. The weather data is collected and sent to the NHC to ensure more accurate, up-to-date forecasts and models of the storms. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jessica L. Kendziorek)
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