The 1st Weather Group
is comprised of six operational weather squadrons providing timely, accurate and relevant weather operations around the clock in support of joint warfighters worldwide. Each squadron produces decision-quality forecasts and weather threat assessments for aviation and ground forces tasked to fulfill specific geographic combatant command, service component and international partner operations. The 1 WXG also includes Operating Location Kilo, which is responsible for management of the Department of Defense's portion of the Next-generation Weather Radar program. OL-K works alongside National Weather Service and FAA professionals to engineer, maintain and sustain over 160 Doppler radars worldwide as part of a tri-agency agreement with the Department of Commerce and Department of Transportation.
Around the world, Operational Weather Squadrons provide weather support covering a specified region of the world. Professional meteorologist and weather technicians operate the squadrons around the clock ensuring
continuous monitoring of any terrestrial and space weather activity. They're responsible for producing and disseminating mission planning and execution weather analyses, forecasts, and briefings for Air Force, Army, Guard and
Reserve forces operating around the world providing installation commanders advanced warning of severe weather to protect personnel, weapon systems and infrastructure