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16th Weather Squadron

16th Weather Squadron

16th Weather Squadron

Mission
Exploit cutting-edge technologies, science, and innovations to provide responsive, accurate, and relevant weather intelligence to the warfighter and national agencies.

Personnel and Resources
16th Weather Squadron manning consists of 55 military, and civilian technical experts, with integrated contractor support, organized into three flights that develop, demonstrate, and deploy innovative environmental intelligence products into global weather operations.

Operations
16th WS, servicing worldwide combatant command operations, tailors, integrates, and validates terrestrial and space weather intelligence products and services for the Air Force Weather Weapons System. They tune and advance the DoD’s only worldwide cloud forecast and analysis capability, supporting an array of national agencies and DoD users. Recent accomplishments credited to 16th WS innovators are operationalization of the Global Air-Land Weather Exploitation Model, the Air Force’s first global weather modeling system in 20 years; inventing the DoD’s first convective scale ensemble forecasting suite, delivering rapid refresh of model data for Remotely Piloted Aircraft support and decision-grade stochastic products to over 5,000 users; establishing the first Weather Services Live, Virtual, Constructive platform for future modeling and simulation uses; delivering decision-grade information and services through the Air Force Weather Web Services and pioneering the Air Force’s first mobile weather application for integration with 3,000 Electronic Flight Bag mobile computing platforms.