Test, train, and maintain fielded weather systems technology to optimize joint and coalition military operations.
Personnel and Resources
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.
2 CWSS is the sole force provider of the Weather System Support Cadre, which deploys mobile maintenance teams to rapidly optimize the geographic combatant commanders’ theater weather sensing strategies during contingency operations. They also test and evaluate both emerging and established weather technologies to inform global, regional, and tactical sensing strategies and enable strategic fielding decisions. They develop tactics, techniques, and procedures to properly employ and maintain the entire Air Force inventory of fixed-base (FMQ-19, FMQ-22, FMQ-23, JET) and tactical weather systems such as the Tactical Meteorological Observation System and Portable Doppler Radar. They develop and conduct Deployed Weather Systems Training classes where weather Airmen are instructed how to use and maintain deployed weather systems to maximize joint warfighter capabilities.
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