Thursday, January 29, 2009

Hurricane Hunters pull winter duty

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. - Keesler Air Force Base airmen and two WC-130J Hurricane Hunter aircraft deployed to Anchorage, Alaska, earlier this month for a month-long mission in support of the 2009 Winter Storm Reconnaissance Program. The 403rd Wing team includes Reserve aircrews, operations, maintenance, aerial porters, and others to improve winter storm forecast models. Operations are directed by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, part of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. (Source: AFNS, 01/28/09)