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  • Hurricane Awareness Tour promotes weather readiness

    To promote the importance of preparing now for hurricane season, which starts June 1, the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircrew with their WC-130J Super Hercules and a team of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hurricane experts visited five Atlantic Coast cities as part of this

  • Caribbean outreach mission promotes hurricane preparedness

    Hurricane season starts June 1 and to help communities prepare, the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters and a team of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters visited four Caribbean locations April 16-20 as part of the annual Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour.

  • Hurricane Hunters fly last mission into Ian

    The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters are flying their last flight into Hurricane Ian today, their 14th mission into the storm since Sept. 21, collecting data to assist National Hurricane Center forecasters.Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida as a Category 4 storm Wednesday afternoon,

  • 403rd Wing evacuates aircraft, continues Tropical Storm Gordon reconnaissance

    The Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing relocated its aircraft, flown by both the Hurricane Hunters and the 815th Airlift Squadron, to Ellington Field, Texas, today as Tropical Storm Gordon makes its way toward the Gulf Coast. “We are moving aircraft as a precautionary measure ahead of Tropical Storm

  • Hurricane Hunters fly Hurricane Lane, storm targets Hawaiian Islands

     The Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters missions into Hurricane Lane, a Category 4, have been cancelled for today so they can move out of the storm’s path, which is projected to hit the main Hawaiian Islands Thursday afternoon.    The 53rd WRS, based out of Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi,

  • Women of Weather: Hurricane Hunters make a difference

    Some little girls might dream about being princesses; but others dream about becoming a Hurricane Hunter and flying into the most powerful storms on earth.    Those goals became reality for Maj. Ashley Lundry, an aerial reconnaissance weather officer, and Maj. Devon Meister, a pilot, both members of