HomeNews

News Search

  • 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
  • Storm Chasers of Africa

    Air Superiority is proven vital for success in Air Force operations, and the Airmen at the 776th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron provides accurate weather forecasts enabling aircraft to maintain air superiority.
  • Renewal ensures wing, Volcanic Ash Advisory Center partnership endures

    The 557th WW serves as the backup to the Washington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center via its own VAAC located within the 2d Weather Squadron.  This backup capability ensures that the Department of Commerce continues to protect general and commercial aviation over the U.S by leveraging Department of Defense capabilities.
  • Machine-learning radar closing the gap to operations

    This is the third in a three-part series covering the innovative work by 557th Weather Wing Airmen for the ongoing development efforts into machine-learning for a weather radar depiction across the globe, designated the Global Synthetic Weather Radar (GSWR).
  • Inaugural Department of the Air Force Women’s Air and Space Power Symposium announced

    Airmen and Guardians will have the opportunity to participate in the inaugural Department of the Air Force Women’s Air and Space Power Symposium virtual professional development series March 8-11, during Women’s History Month.
  • Wing leadership receive COVID-19 vaccine

    The 557th Weather Wing commander and command chief were vaccinated for COVID-19 at the Airman Leadership School here Jan. 11.The vaccinations are part of a phased plan the 55th Medical Group COVID Cell began administering to Team Offutt on Jan. 6.Offutt AFB received the vaccine as part of Operation Warp Speed, which is a national initiative to
  • Global Synthetic Weather Radar – teaching the machine to read

    This is the second in a three-part series covering the innovative work by 557th Weather Wing Airmen for the ongoing development efforts into machine-learning for a weather radar depiction across the globe, designated the Global Synthetic Weather Radar (GSWR).Early civilizations began using meteorological and astrological events to attempt to
  • 17th OWS member receives U.S. Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award

    On July 24, 2020, Matthew Kucas, a member of the 17th Operational Weather Squadron assigned to the U.S. Air Force / U.S. Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was awarded the U.S. Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award for his innovative work on a two-week tropical cyclone outlook.
  • Two wing members awarded for lifesaving actions

    The 557th Weather Wing recently had two individuals receive awards for saving the lives of a fellow service member.
RSS