97 OSS makes history with first weather balloon launch

From the left, U.S. Air Force Capt. Ryan Tharp, 97th Operations Support Squadron (OSS)weather flight commander, Tech. Sgt. Jared Lindley, 97th OSS noncommissioned officer in charge of weather operations, and Airman 1st Class Cameron Roetcisoender, 97th OSS weather apprentice, inflate a weather balloon at the Sooner Drop Zone, June 15,2023. The balloons launch up to 60,000 feet to capture data on the temperature dew point, pressure, wind speed, and wind direction using a radiosonde device. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Heidi Bucins)

PHOTO BY: Airman 1st Class Heidi Bucins
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