Master Sgt. Jose Diaz, right, the 482nd Fighter Wing command post superintendent, and Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Civitella, the 482nd FW command post senior controller, examine a dropsonde at the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center Miami, Florida, Sept. 15. The dropsonde is a device that is dropped from an aircraft into a storm to measure tropical storm conditions and relate this information back to the aircraft. The dropsonde gathers information about the direction, pressure, temperature, and humidity of the storm. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aja Heiden)

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