Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Hurricane Hunters

(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Erik Hofmeyer)


Maj. J.D. Haig (left) and Lt. Col. Troy Anderson, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron pilots, patrol then Tropical Storm Gustav during a mission out of Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., on Aug. 27. The Hurricane Hunters are the only operational unit in the world flying weather reconnaissance on a routine basis. They provide surveillance of tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and Central Pacific for the National Hurricane Center.


Thanks to @chucksimmins for sharing this with us. See the entire Hurricane Gustav photo set showing our military helping with the Hurricane Gustav preparations at: http://flickr.com/photos/chucksimmins/sets/72157607052705346/



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2 comments:

Trish | eMailOurMilitary said...

I love seeing our locals on the scene!

Dayngr said...

Fantastic photo.