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  • Mildenhall weather flight clears skies

    Rain, rain and more rain. Some people may think it is a snap to predict the weather in England, but that is not the case. "It's a real challenge to predict past 48 hours here," said Capt. Brian Pukall, 100th Operations Support Squadron weather flight commander. "There's just little information available from the time a weather system leaves the
  • Predicting desert weather is not always easy

    People may think there is not much to observing and forecasting the weather in a desert environment like in Southwest Asia. "Hot!" should cover all the bases. Not hardly, say the weather warriors assigned to the shop tucked away in a small corner of the command post building here. "Although it might not seem like it now, there are seasonal changes
  • AFW Professional Reading List hits streets

    The Director of Air Force Weather, Brig. Gen. David L. Johnson, presented the first AFW Professional Reading List June 19 at the Offutt AFB, Neb., base library. The reading list was developed much like the Air Force Chief of Staff's Professional Reading Program for Air Force members. The Chief's readings are designed to stimulate thinking and
  • Weather Broadcasts New Look

    American Forces Network viewers in the Pacific Region will see graphically enhanced forecasts on the network's "Weather Update" shows beginning June 12. Three-dimensional motion graphics and animated icons are some of the big changes for the new shows, aimed at bringing a "touch of home" to service members, government civilians and their families
  • 363rd Expeditionary Operation Support Squadron: Doing something about the weather

    As Mark Twain once said, "Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it." Here at PSAB we still can't do anything about the weather, but knowing how weather works and accurately forecasting and observing current weather and weather trends keeps aircraft and their crews safe from Mother Nature's bad side. This is where the men
  • Air Force Weather Agency supports NOAA

    The Air Force Weather Agency recently assumed the operational backup role for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Washington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center in Camp Springs, Md. AFWA's meteorological satellite applications branch has generated volcano summaries since 1998 and monitored volcanic emissions for Department of Defense
  • Unique Location; Unique Forecasting

    Along the war-torn southern border of Kosovo lies the quiet little town of Kacanik in the Kacanik Valley. The valley separates the Dinaric Alps from the Transylvanian Alps. Through this valley run both the Kacanik River and the main north-south road from Skopje, Macedonia into Kosovo. The road is the primary thoroughfare for commercial traffic
  • Soyanara Japan

    The Yokota community gathered to mark the inactivation of the 20th Operational Weather Squadron during a ceremony April 25. The event drew guests from across the U.S. military, Japanese Self Defense Forces, 20th OWS members, and the Japan Meteorological Agency - the equivalent of U.S. National Weather Service. Lt. Gen. Bruce Wright, U.S.
  • Military air, civilian air traffic, Air Force Weather, working together for mission success

    The U.S. Air Force, Air Force Weather, and the Federal Aviation Administration are working together in partnership to keep the skies safe. From the early days of aviation, it was clear civil and military aircraft must safely operate together in the skies over our nation and its territories. Because the FAA regulates our National Airspace System and
  • AFWA breaks ground on new building

    The Air Force Weather Agency marked the beginning of a new era for a new state-of -the-art headquarters building on Offutt AFB, Neb., during a ground-breaking ceremony, March 24. Col. John M. Lanicci, AFWA Commander, presided over the ceremony. “The new building gives us a blank canvas to create the organization we have only envisioned to this