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CONR-1AF (AFNORTH) CC kicks off 2016 Hurricane Preparedness

Lt. Gen. William H. Etter (top left), Commander, Continental North American Aerospace Defense Region-1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern), listens to Chief Master Sgt. Rick Cumbo, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron weather reconnaissance loadmaster, explain to Mexican officials how a dropsonde collects weather data during hurricane flights. The general, along with Refael Pacchiano Alaman (bottom left), Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico, and Roberto Ramirez de la Parra (bottom right), Director General of Con Agua, Mexico, (second from right), 53rd WRS “Hurricane Hunters” and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials flew on a Hurricane Hunter WC-130J weather aircraft from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, April 12, during the first part of the 2016 Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour, which promotes hurricane preparedness throughout the Central American and Caribbean regions.

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Ryan Labadens
VIRIN: 160412-F-GA223-070.JPG
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