Collaboration Between U.S. Navy, NOAA, and Global Space Agency Scientists Advances Monitoring and Forecasting of Tropical Cyclones

June 24, 2019 – On the morning of October 7, 2018, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida, began issuing advisories on the newly formed tropical depression Michael. Armed with an impressive observation network comprised of aircraft, radars, buoys, and state-of-the-art sensing technologies to monitor the system’s position, intensity and size, the NHC’s forecast track had Tyndall Air Force Base directly in its crosshairs. Thanks to these advisories, base commanders had sufficient time to evacuate all personnel and many aircraft to safe locations. Unfortunately, they would soon…

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MPSRON 3 Delivers Aid to Northern Mariana Island

November 9, 2018 – Ships assigned to Maritime Prepositioning Ships Squadron Three (MPSRON 3) are providing continous support in recovery efforts at Saipan and Tinian islands, after Super Typhoon Yutu made landfall and left destruction in those areas, which are part of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. “My squadron and I are honored to contribute to joint Task Force-West,” said U.S. Navy Capt. Eric Lindfors, commodore, MPSRON 3 and Task Force-West (TF-W) Forward deputy commander. “The level of devastation from Super Typhoon Yutu is hard to describe, even…

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