Lt. Col. Jerry Rutland (left) and Maj. Eric Chapman, both pilots with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, or Hurricane Hunters, begin their mission into Florence, a hurricane off the East Coast of the U.S. Sept. 12, 2018. The 53rd WRS, took off in a WC-130J Hercules to gather critical and timely weather data for the National Hurricane Center to assist in providing up-to-date and accurate information for storm forecasts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chris Hibben)

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Photo by: Tech. Sgt. Chris Hibben |  VIRIN: 180912-F-PS957-0173.JPG