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Bruce Telfeyan, a lifelong meteorologist who has spent the last 23 years at the 557th Weather Wing, stands before a wall of past weather commanders in the Wing at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Sept. 14, 2015. Throughout his time at the wing, Telfeyan has seen most of these commanders come and go. Lifelong meteorologist puts mentoring first
On September 12, 1960, Bruce Telfeyan found his calling. Or, rather, the shrieking winds and punishing rain found him.“I had just turned 12,” he said. “Hurricane Donna hit us directly and caused much damage and suffering. From that point on, I knew I wanted to be a meteorologist.”Telfeyan did not waver from that interest, eventually commissioning
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A rural home outside of Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, stands engulfed in flames Jan. 29, 2016. U.S. Air Force Master Sgt Timothy Yablonsky, 15th Weather Squadron Standards and Evaluations NCO-in-charge, safely rescued its residents.

Reprinted with permission, Belleville (IL) News-Democrat/Tim Vizer

Story link: http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article57265548.html
Weather Airman saves family from house fire
According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were 1,298,000 fires reported in the United States in 2014. These fires caused 3,275 civilian deaths, 15,775 civilian injuries and $11.6 billion in property damage.A small rural home outside of Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, will be added to the tallies made for 2016, but thanks to U.S.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen James Kim and Airman 1st Class Ariel Hawkins, 25th Operational Weather Squadron weather forecasters, monitor weather conditions at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 29, 2015. The 25th OWS operations floor is divided into north, south and central sections, forecasting the weather for the Western part of the Continental U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Basic Nathan H. Barbour/Released) Forecasting for 81 DoD locations
The 25th Operational Weather Squadron works 24 hours a day, seven days a week to keep military aircraft flying and personnel safe.The primary mission of the squadron is to forecast for 81 Department of Defense locations in the Western U.S. They provide support to Air Force and Army installations, as well as point locations."We do all the official
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Senior Airman Ryan Childs, 2d Systems Operations Squadron alphanumeric collections software technician, writes a computer program Oct. 20 at the 557th Weather Wing, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Childs is from Huntsville, Alabama, and followed in his brother’s footsteps by joining the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachelle Blake/Released) Clear skies for communications Airman
While a majority of the 557th Weather Wing is comprised of Airmen from the weather career field, there are also other key players making the mission happen.Among them is Senior Airman Ryan Childs, 2d Systems Operations Squadron alphanumeric collections software technician, or the civilian equivalent of a computer programmer.While most programmers
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Passengers head back to the terminal to wait for a dust storm to lift at Sather Air Base, on the west side of Baghdad International Airport. Aircraft were grounded throughout the day as the dust brought visibility down to less than 1,000 meters. The passengers were brought to the aircraft in hopes that visibility would improve, however conditions deteriorated and stopped air travel around the Baghdad area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Brian Davidson) Weather wing fights the dust
In the early months of 2003, while most were anxiously awaiting the first signs of spring, things were heating up fast for troops in Iraq. Plans for a ground-attack on Baghdad were in place.Less than a week shy of the date of execution, the troops received news that drastically changed their plans."The 28th Operational Weather Squadron accurately
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U.S. Air Force Maj. James Hughes, Detachment 1, 2nd Weather Squadron commander, prepares to perform the U.S. national anthem while U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joshua Leguillon, Det. 1, 2nd WS Solar Electro Optical Network maintenance technician, represents the U.S. Air Force in a five member catafalque party April 25 at Learmonth Solar Observatory, Exmouth, Australia. They were a part of the dawn service for the 100th anniversary of ANZAC, or Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, Day. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Airmen help commemorate 100th ANZAC Anniversary
The Air Force's weather mission takes a combined effort from Airmen stationed across the globe, to include a remote observatory in Western Australia.Detachment 1, 2nd Weather Squadron, also known as Learmonth Solar Observatory, is a joint operation between the Australian Bureau ofMeteorology's Space Weather Networks and the US Air Force. It is
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tomás Morales (far right,) 557th Weather Wing weather training developer, plays percussion with his band, Esencia Latina Band. The band recently won the 9th Annual Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award in the Best Ethnic category. (Courtesy photo)
Weather Airmen heats up the stage as Latin percussionist
Known for its ability to make listeners want to get up and move, Latin music is globally recognized for its upbeat tempo and captivating sounds."There is something about it that is electrifying," said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tomás Morales, 557th Weather Wing weather training developer. "The rhythms of the percussion section, sounds of the brass,
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No one can control the weather, but the 455th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron weather flight makes a great effort to control its effect on operations here.The weather flight is responsible for providing mission execution forecasts to the various flying squadrons on base and resource protection through weather watches and warnings."Our
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As the dust clouds roll in, 379th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron weather forecasters here analyze the intensity, direction and impact of the impending storm to base assets and the mission."Our radar allows us to notify maintenance crews out on the airfield that conditions are unsafe and allow them to take protective shelter from damaging
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Fort Irwin, Calif. -- Staff Sgt. Christopher Dearborn (back center) briefs Soldiers during training. Dearborn is a battlefield weather forecaster assigned to the 3rd Weather Squadron at Fort Riley, Kan. Battlefield Weather - Forecasting mission success
Weather has had an impact on key military battles and campaigns throughout history. Military leaders who took weather events and patterns into account before a battle typically fared better than those who ignored them.Napoleon invaded Russia with an ill-equipped force, and the Russian winter of 1812 stopped his Grand Armee's attack, losing half of
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