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Coincidence sparks memories of storm's past: On this date in 2005, aircrews with the Air Force Reserve's 53rd We...

-- On this date in 2005, aircrews with the Air Force Reserve's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, better known as the "Hurricane Hunters," evacuated aircraft and personnel from Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., only to turn around, flying into Hurricane Katrina as it barreled down on the Gulf Coast. The Airmen, who left behind family, friends, and property in the storm, continued the mission with an air of uncertainty. Seven years later, many who faced Katrina waited to see what Hurricane Isaac will leave in its wake. Crews that flew Katrina watched as the center of Isaac bounced off the marshy coast of Louisiana and continued to dump rain into the surf causing it to swell and flood their homes, businesses and those of their friends and families. Affecting their home base and community, this year's hurricane hit close to home and hearts for some Airmen, as they prayed for ...

Full article: http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123316102

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