At the age of 15, Gary England (center) forged his birth certificate and joined the Navy in hopes of seeing the world and learning about meteorology. During basic training, his unique abilities were discovered and a cunning admiral introduced him to Rip (left) and Curly (right) in hopes of forming an elite naval team greater than the SEALS.
Their initial orders were to report to a carrier ship off the coast of Uruguay to squelch a burgeoning pirate army. Once they boarded their plane, however, they were informed that they would actually be headed to the Falkland Islands to study the coastline of Chile, whose hook echo like formation would become an invaluable tool toward furthering their understanding of severe weather. Later, this knowledge was put to use during the Bay of Pigs debacle and the May 3rd tornadoes.