We started off the day with a tour of the 15th Operational Weather Squadron. 2nd Lieutenant Burg briefed us on the operational capacities of the squadron. We then met with the squadron members who talked to us about their work and weather knowledge. After returning to the hotel to change out of our khaki uniforms, we created weather and logistical briefs for the next few days. We headed for St. Louis where we walked around the Gateway Arch and stuck our toes in the Mississippi River! In the city, we ate at Sugarfire, a great BBQ restaurant. After lunch, we left the city and went on a 2 mile hike just south of Springfield, MO. The hike was full of nature, climbing, and jokes among the group. We stayed in Joplin, Mo, the location of the May 22, 2011 catastrophic EF5 tornado.