First Lt. Zach McDermott, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron pilot, goes through pre-flight checks on a WC-130J Super Hercules in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 22, 2022. The 53rd WRS is currently deployed from their home base at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., to support atmospheric data collection efforts in Hurricane Fiona near the Lesser Antilles. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)
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