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17th Operational Weather Squadron

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The 17th Operational Weather Squadron is located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. It is comprised of Multi-Capable US Air Force Weather, Cyber, and Support Information Airmen, a specialized Typhoon Reconnaissance team of Airmen assigned to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, and a US Navy Aviation Support Detachment of Sailors providing Meteorological and Oceanographic (METOC) expertise to the 17 OWS Operations Center.

The mission of the 17 OWS is to create timely, accurate, and relevant weather intelligence to ensure a competitive advantage across the full spectrum of military operations with a focus on China and North Korea.  They provide around-the-clock authoritative terrestrial and space-environmental data, analyses, weather impact forecasts impacting friendly & adversarial forces, threat-warning & threat-mitigation products supporting the Department of Defense, geographic and functional combatant commands, National Intelligence Community, interagency, allied and coalition partners around the world while operating across multiple security enclaves.  Continuous process improvement and innovation are core tenets of the squadron's approach to maximizing combat readiness, flexibility, and lethality to ensure battlespace dominance now and in the future!


For more information, check out this 17th OWS video.

(Current as of January 2022)