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Lt. Gen Mark D. Kelly, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), records the daily weather forecast for the American Forces Network Weather Center located within the 557th Weather Wing headquarters building, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Feb. 22, 2017. The AFN Weather Center provides global weather forecasts for all Department of Defense customer in 79 cities located on five continents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger) Twelfth Air Force commander visits weather wing
The 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander received an immersion tour of the 557th Weather Wing, one of seven active-duty wings within the numbered command, during a visit here Feb. 22.During his first visit to the 557th WW, Lt. Gen. Mark D. Kelly, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) commander, was able to get an in-depth look at the Air Force’s only weather
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Lt. Col. Hugh J. Freestrom, 2d Weather Support Squadron commander, accepts the command guidon from Col. Jason E. Patla, 2d Weather Group commander, as he assumes command of the newly-formed 2d WSS during a ceremony at the 557th Weather Wing headquarters, Offutt Air Force Base Neb., Feb. 17, 2017. The 2d WSS, formerly Detachment 1, is comprised of three main flights; the commander’s support staff, operations and cyberspace operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger) Weather detachment becomes the 2d Weather Support Squadron
The 2d Weather Support Squadron was activated in a ceremony in the Chief Master Sgt. Peter Morris Auditorium Feb. 17.Lt. Col. Hugh J. Freestrom accepted command of the 2d Weather Support Squadron from Col. Jason E. Patla, 2d Weather Group commander, at a ceremony highlighted by the passing of a military guidon from group to squadron
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Members of the 557th Weather Wing, including Col. Steven Dickerson, commander of the 557th WW, meet with Union Pacific employees at the Harriman Dispatching Center in Omaha, Neb., Dec. 16, 2016. Union Pacific adopted several 557th WW for the holiday season, providing presents for families in need. 557th Weather Wing Union Pacific Visit
Members of the 557th Weather Wing, including Col. Steven Dickerson, commander of the 557th WW, meet with Union Pacific employees at the Harriman Dispatching Center in Omaha, Neb., Dec. 16, 2016. Union Pacific adopted several 557th WW for the holiday season, providing presents for families in need.
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Lt. Col. John McMillen, commander of the 2nd Systems Operations Squadron, gives a tour of the  High-Performance Computing Center in the 557th Weather Wing at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., to spouses and service members during the Spouses Town Hall Nov. 1, 2016. The town hall, which included briefings on the Key Spouses program, a meet and greet with wing leadership and a tour of the 557th WW facilities, gave spouses a greater understanding of the 557th WW mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Rachel Hammes) 557th WW Spouses Town Hall raises mission awareness
The 557th Weather Wing hosted two town halls for spouses of 557th WW members Nov. 1, providing awareness of the commander’s Key Spouses Program as well as a tour of the 557th WW facility.With both a morning and an evening session, the 557th WW hoped to provide spouses with a sense of the mission in which their spouses were engaged and the
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Col. Steven Dickerson, commander of the 557th Weather Wing, left, passes the guidon to Col. Jason Patla, the incoming commander of the 2nd Weather Group in the 557th WW Auditorium at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Aug. 1, 2016. Patla assumed command from Col. Steven Shannon, who served as commander for the last two years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jeff Bridges) Second Weather Group welcomes new commander
The 2nd Weather Group held a change of command ceremony in the 557th Weather Wing auditorium August 1.Col. Jason Patla took command of the 2nd WG from Col. Donald Shannon, in true military fashion with the passing of the guidon."To the men and women of the 2nd WG, I am so excited and honored to serve as your commander for the next two years," Patla
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Mark C. Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, hands the 557th Weather Wing guidon to U.S. Air Force Col. Steven Dickerson, during a change of command ceremony at the 557th WW Auditorium June 24. Dickerson took command from U.S. Air Force Col. William Carle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada) Weather wing under new leadership
The 557th Weather Wing held a change of command ceremony in their auditorium June 24.U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Mark C. Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, presided over the event as U.S. Air Force Col. Steven Dickerson took command of the 557th WW from U.S. Air Force Col. William Carle.When searching through possible wing
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Col. William Carle, 557th Weather Wing commander, passes the guidon to Col. Thomas Blazek as he assumes command of the 1st Weather Group in the 557th Weather Wing auditorium June 21 at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. (U.S. Air Force by Zachary Hada) 1st Weather Group changes command
The 1st Weather Group held a change of command ceremony in the 557th Weather Wing auditorium June 21.Col. Thomas Blazek took command of the 1st WG from Col. Steven Dickerson, in true military fashion with the passing of the guidon."Col. Blazek is a superior combat proven leader with two Bronze Stars from the Army," said Col. William Carle, 557th
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Pictured is a plaque of fallen weather warrior U.S. Air Force Capt. Nathan Nylander. They 557th Weather Wing hosted a remembrance ceremony for him April 27, 2016 in their auditorium. (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger) Fallen weather Airman honored
Members of the 557th Weather Wing gathered for a remembrance ceremony in honor of Capt. Nathan Nylander, a fallen weather Airman, April 27.Nylander was a weather officer with the 25th Operational Weather Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., who was killed in Afghanistan along with eight others during a shooting at Kabul International
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Samantha Strong-Henninger, meteorologist for the 557th weather wing, compares images for a dust study on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., April 28, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jeff W. Gates/Released) Wing meteorologist earns Weather Civilian of the Year
Air Force officials recently announced a member of the 557th Weather Wing as the Weather Civilian of the Year.Samantha Strong-Henninger, 16th Weather Squadron meteorologist, has been working for the 557th WW for three years."I began my career as an intern with the 557th WW, what was then the Air Force Weather Agency, on the Air Force Weather Web
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U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, speaks to an estimated 120 Airmen, consisting mostly of unit-level flight leaders from 55 units during the 2016 ACC Weather Conference held on Langley Air Force Base, Virginia on Mar. 8, 2016. 
Weather Airmen focused on F-35, F-22 future support
Weather Airmen from across Air Combat Command converged on Langley Air Force Base, Virginia for the 2016 ACC Weather Conference Mar. 8 - 11, 2016. Attendees discussed building weather support for 5th generation aircraft, educating the force on readiness issues, highlighting remote aircraft and Joint support areas, and developing shared
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