Al Roker at Keesler Air Force Base for Rokerthon 2

NBC’s longtime “Today Show” meteorologist, Al Roker, made a stop in Biloxi today, delivering a quick forecast while rallying our troops for a good cause. News 25’s Laurene Callander joined up with Roker at Keesler Air Force Base this morning and has more on this year’s Rokerthon 2 and how it put our service men and women in the national spotlight.
The man, the myth, the selfie legend: Al Roker rolled through Biloxi for Rokerthon 2, a record breaking trip where he’s giving new meaning to a quick forecast by doing weather in all 50 states in just one week. Mississippi is stop number 32 for the Today Show host and meteorologist. By Friday, he’ll get to number 50 with a final wrap in New York City.
Al Roker’s visit to Keesler was special for the airmen surrounding him, not only because they are all studying meteorology on base but because they were able to wear their uniform proudly on Veterans Day. Weather student Frisco Baugh said, “It’s a really cool opportunity being a weather student here at Keesler and then here on Veterans Day I get to wear the uniform, which is cool. My grandfather served in World War II so it means a lot to me.”
Dustin Price, a weather student at Keesler, said, “The military has always been a very important part of American history. It’s important to be a part of that.”
It was a picture perfect moment as Roker posed with our servicemen and women before heading to his next stop in Mobile, Alabama.
This joy ride is geared toward setting a new world record while rallying support across the nation for Feeding America, an organization that feeds the hungry in our country,a team effort and partnership that continues to gain momentum.

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