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  • 557th WW Spouses Town Hall raises mission awareness

    The 557th Weather Wing hosted two town halls for spouses of 557th WW members Nov. 1, providing awareness of the commander’s Key Spouses Program as well as a tour of the 557th WW facility.With both a morning and an evening session, the 557th WW hoped to provide spouses with a sense of the mission in which their spouses were engaged and the
  • Second Weather Group welcomes new commander

    The 2nd Weather Group held a change of command ceremony in the 557th Weather Wing auditorium August 1.Col. Jason Patla took command of the 2nd WG from Col. Donald Shannon, in true military fashion with the passing of the guidon."To the men and women of the 2nd WG, I am so excited and honored to serve as your commander for the next two years," Patla
  • Weather wing under new leadership

    The 557th Weather Wing held a change of command ceremony in their auditorium June 24.U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Mark C. Nowland, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, presided over the event as U.S. Air Force Col. Steven Dickerson took command of the 557th WW from U.S. Air Force Col. William Carle.When searching through possible wing
  • 1st Weather Group changes command

    The 1st Weather Group held a change of command ceremony in the 557th Weather Wing auditorium June 21.Col. Thomas Blazek took command of the 1st WG from Col. Steven Dickerson, in true military fashion with the passing of the guidon."Col. Blazek is a superior combat proven leader with two Bronze Stars from the Army," said Col. William Carle, 557th
  • Fallen weather Airman honored

    Members of the 557th Weather Wing gathered for a remembrance ceremony in honor of Capt. Nathan Nylander, a fallen weather Airman, April 27.Nylander was a weather officer with the 25th Operational Weather Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., who was killed in Afghanistan along with eight others during a shooting at Kabul International
  • Wing meteorologist earns Weather Civilian of the Year

    Air Force officials recently announced a member of the 557th Weather Wing as the Weather Civilian of the Year.Samantha Strong-Henninger, 16th Weather Squadron meteorologist, has been working for the 557th WW for three years."I began my career as an intern with the 557th WW, what was then the Air Force Weather Agency, on the Air Force Weather Web
  • Weather Airmen focused on F-35, F-22 future support

    Weather Airmen from across Air Combat Command converged on Langley Air Force Base, Virginia for the 2016 ACC Weather Conference Mar. 8 - 11, 2016. Attendees discussed building weather support for 5th generation aircraft, educating the force on readiness issues, highlighting remote aircraft and Joint support areas, and developing shared
  • Weather wing hosts OAC members

    More than 30 members of the Offutt Advisory Council were given a close-up look at the daily operations of the 557th Weather Wing during a special event March 16.The OAC is Offutt's honorary commander organization whose goal is to educate the community on the mission and needs of the units on base as well as promote the morale, welfare and education
  • 12 AF (AFSOUTH) leadership visits 557 WW

    The vice commander of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) visited the 557th Weather Wing recently to learn more about its mission and team members.Col. Jay Bickley' s tour included learning about unique units like the 2nd Systems Operations Squadron, the 16th Weather Squadron, 2nd Weather Squadron and the 1st Weather Group."It's been an amazing
  • AFW-WEBS…it’s more than a weather website

    Today's joint, interagency, and multinational force requires machine readable weather data to facilitate interoperability and dynamic command and control.  It wasn't long ago when Airmen visited the Joint Air Force and Army Weather Information Network to get the most up to date weather information. However, its static weather forecast images were