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  • 17th Operational Weather Squadron

    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. These regional weather 'hubs' are responsible for base or post forecasting...
  • Fixed Base Weather Observation System – AN/FMQ-23

    The AN/FMQ-23 is an integrated system of weather sensors that measure, collect, and disseminate meteorological data to help meteorologists, pilots, and flight dispatchers prepare and monitor weather forecasts, plan flight routes and provide necessary information for safe takeoffs and landings...
  • 2d Systems Operations Squadron, High Performance Computing Center

    Air Force’s $322M strategic weather high performance computing center delivers authoritative environmental intelligence to decision makers across the spectrum of global operations. As the Air Force’s largest Special Purpose Processing Node, the computing center is the linchpin force enabler for U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army weather support operations; these computing assets generate thousands of critical environmental products and services and deliver essential weather information to forecasters and operational end users every day — on a global scale...
  • Portable Doppler Radar – AN/TMS-2

    The Portable Doppler Rader, AN/TMS-2 model E700XD, provides real time Doppler weather products with pinpoint accuracy. The system is compact, lightweight, and portable. These attributes allow the system to be easily installed and provide precise weather radar data in areas critical for supporting Air Force and Joint Operations...
  • Fixed Base Weather Observation System – AN/FMQ-22

    The AN/FMQ-22 is an integrated system of weather sensors that measure, collect, and disseminate meteorological data to help meteorologists, pilots, and flight dispatchers prepare and monitor weather forecasts, plan flight routes, and provide real-time atmospheric information at missile alert facilities and helicopter pads...
  • Joint Environmental Toolkit

    The Joint Environmental Toolkit meets Air Force and Army needs for weather forecast generation, meteorological watch, and observation management with increased accuracy and decreased latency as compared to legacy systems. JET substantially enhances battlespace awareness by ensuring accurate weather data reaches warfighters while also saving time and money...
  • Automatic Meteorological Station – AN/FMQ-19

    The AN/FMQ-19 is an integrated system of weather sensors that measure, collect, and disseminate meteorological data to help meteorologists, pilots, and flight dispatchers prepare and monitor weather forecasts, plan flight routes, and provide necessary information for safe takeoffs and landings...
  • 2d Weather Support Squadron

    Maximize America's power through monitoring, reporting, planning and facilitating activities to ensure continuous global weather system operations; enhance 557th Weather Wing personnel effectiveness through command and control, personnel readiness and administrative support activities...
  • 2d Combat Weather Systems Squadron

    2d Combat Weather Systems Squadron is 50 military and civilian professionals, composed of two flights functionally aligned with our three distinct mission sets; Weather Systems Test and Evaluation, Weather Systems Training and deployed Weather Systems Support. Each capability 2 CWSS provides is unique to the global Air Force mission and impacts every facet of terrestrial-based Air Force weather operations for the Department of Defense. The squadron is an ACC tenant unit located at Hurlburt Field, Florida...
  • 2d Weather Squadron, Solar Observing Optical Network

    The Air Force has employed a global network of ground-based solar optical observatories known as SOON (the Solar Observing Optical Network) to monitor the Sun for flare and sunspot activity that may affect Department of Defense systems. For decades, SOON has provided the only dedicated, reliable, and operational source of solar optical imagery to the Air Force and its customers through the 557th Weather Wing at Offutt Air Force Base, NE. SOON solar products are also used by NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) in Boulder, Colorado, as an input to real-time space weather watches, warnings, and alerts...
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