Collect, analyze, and exploit space and terrestrial environment intelligence information to assess and predict adversary behavior for Combatant Commands, the National Intelligence Community, and Joint and Coalition Force providers.
Innovative Airmen dominating space and terrestrial environmental intelligence operations to create a decisive advantage against NDS adversaries.
Personnel and Resources
The 2 WS is a 151-member squadron maintaining global vigilance at seven worldwide sites in support of multiple national security mission sets. The squadron consists of four geographically separated detachments and an operating location, three 24/7/365 operations centers, a broadcast studio, and an overseas contract site.
2 WS is responsible to joint and interagency partners for a wide range of mission-tailored products essential to ongoing contingency operations. The unit primarily provides meteorological conditions to the DoD, IC, and Combat Support Agencies; and, as the DoD's sole space weather provider, space situational awareness, signal health forecasts and environmental monitoring to combatant commanders. They maintain around-the-clock vigilance at nine operations centers covering eight mission areas to include space environment operations and anomaly assessment support, hourly worldwide cloud analyses, real-time response to SCI level environmental requests, global snow and ice coverage, American Forces Network (AFN) weather center broadcast production, and Solar Electro-Optical Network (SEON) operations through both the four-site Radio Solar Telescope Network (RSTN) and the three-site Solar Optical Observing Network (SOON). Space environment operations include daily coordination with National Weather Service’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) on three joint forecasts, facilitated by the squadron liaison officer integrated with SWPC at their operations center in Boulder, CO as well as providing tailored real-time signal propagation assessments and forecasts upon request for a diverse customer base.
Current as of August 2022