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U.S. Navy Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Antoine Giacometti contacts the air traffic control tower for clearance to release a weather balloon at a forward operating location in the British Indian Ocean Territory.

U.S. Navy Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Antoine Giacometti contacts the air traffic control tower for clearance to release a weather balloon at a forward operating location in the British Indian Ocean Territory.

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British Indian Ocean Territory (Jun. 21, 2005) U.S. Navy Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Antoine Giacometti contacts the air traffic control tower for clearance to release a weather balloon at a forward operating location in the British Indian Ocean Territory. The transmitter on the weather balloon measures wind speed, temperature and dew point at various altitudes. The information gathered by meteorologists is then used to brief pilots and aircrew. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich File# 050621-F-1342R-020

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21/06/2005 - 21/06/2005
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British Indian Ocean Territory
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