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WC-130 On The Job

The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, known as the Hurricane Hunters of the Air Force Reserve, is a one-of-a-kind organization--the only unit in the world performing aerial surveillance of tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and the Central Pacific Ocean on a routine basis. The unit's ten Lockheed WC-130 aircraft and crews are an integral part of the 403d Wing, based at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi.


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