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Staff Sgt. Trevor Reiss, a weather forecaster assigned to the 21st Operational Weather Squadron, gets familiar with the technology and computer models used by Weather Channel meteorologists, Feb. 25, at the Weather Channel studio in Atlanta, Ga. Reiss was one of two Airmen from the 557th Weather Wing who was invited to guest star on their show “Weather Geeks,” which will air this Sunday, March 13 at noon, EDT. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Carrie Volpe/Released) Airmen Make it Rain on ‘Weather Geeks’
Two Airmen from the 557th Weather Wing recently embraced their inner geek and will share their passion and expertise on an upcoming episode of “Weather Geeks” on the Weather Channel.
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Senior Airman Jonathan Melendez, a weather systems technician with the 2nd Combat Weather Systems Squadron, gives a pre-deployment briefing to weather Airmen at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 21, 2015. 2 CWSS is the Air Force’s primary facility to test and evaluate new and existing tactical and fixed weather systems, train Airmen on tactical systems prior to deployment and provide manpower for the Weather Systems Support Cadre. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Meagan Schutter) Test, train, maintain: Combat ready!
One unit on Hurlburt Field is responsible for training all weather Airmen who are preparing to deploy with the skills to train and maintain existing weather systems all across the world and test and validate emerging weather sensing technologies.
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1st Lt. Justin D'olimpio, 455th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron weather flight commander, points at a Tactical Meteorological Observation System, or TMQ-53, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 16, 2016. Global weather stations like these feed meteorological data collection efforts logged by Airmen at the 14th Weather Squadron in Asheville, North Carolina. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)
Weather Squadron tech refresh keeps reports flowing to combatant commanders
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center here is upgrading hardware for the 14th Weather Squadron in Asheville, North Carolina, where more than 100 years of Department of Defense climate data is stored.
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Default Air Force Logo Weather forecasters at Scott AFB impact lives of students
It was a cloudy Friday in March, the cool damp air outside lingered from the last remnants of winter as spring steadily made its welcome return to the Midwest.While most other middle school classes were eyeballing the wall-mounted clock, watching it tick slowly to the weekend, the middle school students of Woodlawn, Ill., were busy touring the
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Aylssa Vest, American Forces Network Weather Center forecaster, reviews the two day forecast for Africa at the 557th Weather Wing headquarters March 31, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.  The forecasters volunteer to work in the AFN Weather Center and can spend up to 18 months working in that department. (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger) 557th WW Airmen Lead in Global Forecasting for AFN
AFB Weather Center
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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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2015
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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