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  • Weather Wing Targets Elsa

    The 557th Weather Wing, the Air Force’s only wing of its kind, marshalled significant capabilities to track and predict the behavior of Hurricane Elsa as it formed in the Atlantic Ocean. Even before the system strengthened into a named storm, the wing had armed commanders in the Southeastern United States with forecasts of when and where the storm might strike, as well as possible impacts to operations. The wing accelerated change ahead of the 2021 hurricane season to ensure commanders at all echelons have access to the information they need for decision superiority.
  • 2 CWSS welcomes new commander

    The 2d Combat Weather Systems Squadron located at Hurlburt Field, Florida, welcomed a new commander on June 18, 2021. Maj. Gary Charney assumed command of 2 CWSS.
  • Ground broken for much needed backup generators, which support no fail mission

    The 557th Weather Wing achieved a major milestone as they broke ground June 16, 2021, at Offutt Air Force Base on $4.1 million worth of backup generators that’ll supply up to four megawatts of power, enabling continuous authoritative global predictive environmental awareness to warfighters and a wide spectrum of Department of Defense operations — a
  • Co-commander picnic for Team 557 was ‘amazing’

    As members of the 557th Weather Wing have started to return to the office after a tough battle with the pandemic, they were treated to a picnic on June 4 at the Bellevue Berry Farm in Bellevue.The picnic served a couple of purposes, with the first being a morale boost for the COVID-weary Airmen and their families. The second was to give the
  • 28th Operational Weather Squadron welcomes new commander

    Lt. Col. Daniel Muggelberg took command of the 28th Operational Weather Squadron during an assumption of command ceremony on June 2, 2021, at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.Muggelberg comes to the 28th OWS from the 2d Combat Weather Support Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida.“The 28th OWS has a reputation of executing the weather career
  • AF breaks down updated fitness test scores

    Without the waist measurement as a scored component, push-ups and sit-ups will increase from 10 to 20 points each, while the 1.5-mile run will remain at 60 points. Scoring will fall into five-year age groups, as opposed to the previous 10.
  • Memorial Day – Remembering while we “Bring the Future Faster”

    “Memorial Day serves as a specific day to remember our brothers and sisters [in arms] who made the ‘ultimate sacrifice’ to protect and defend our nation and our way of life,” said Lt. Col. Trevin Murray, 2d Weather Support Squadron commander. “If it hadn’t been for them, we would not have many of the freedoms and opportunities we have today.”Murray
  • Tackling Tornadoes Takes Teamwork

    Across military operations, weather influences the entire spectrum of planning to execution. From carrier groups routing around typhoons to installations evacuating aircraft in advance of a hurricane, weather drives human behavior daily. Within the 557th Weather Wing, forecasters are preparing now to alert units of potential severe weather this
  • Accomplishing the unimagined

    In celebration of Women’s History Month, the 17th Operational Weather Squadron would like to shine the light on their first female commander, Lt. Col. Sarah J. Zimmerman.To her command support team, she is much more than an ordinary commander.  She’s a counselor, coach, mentor, cheerleader, punk rock lover, athlete, movie buff, mother, daughter and
  • Embracing the work-life challenge

    March is Women’s History Month and the 2d Weather Group would like to highlight the current commander of the 2d Systems Operations Squadron.Lt. Col. Heidi Schiano claims Langley AFB, Virginia, as her home but like many Air Force “brats,” she struggles to identify exactly where her hometown is located.Growing up, Schiano learned about dedication and
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