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  • 25th OWS ramps up operations for monsoon season

    From late June to late September, monsoon season not only brings with it heavy rains and severe thunderstorms, but also sends a surge of personnel from the 25th Operational Weather Squadron right to the unit’s operations hub. “It’s definitely a lot more busy,” said Airman 1st Class Cody Leahy, 25th OWS forecaster. “We issue a lot more watches, warnings and advisories for each zone.”
  • Weather Airman receives Purple Heart

    The words “Attention to orders” often indicate a moment to reflect, understand and remember. Those words brought U.S. military members to attention June. 21, 2017, in the Courtyard of Heroes at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, as Seni
  • Twelfth Air Force commander visits weather wing

    The 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander received an immersion tour of the 557th Weather Wing, one of seven active-duty wings within the numbered command, during a visit here Feb. 22.During his first visit to the 557th WW, Lt. Gen. Mark D. Kelly, 12th AF (AFSOUTH) commander, was able to get an in-depth look at the Air Force’s only weather
  • Weather detachment becomes the 2d Weather Support Squadron

    The 2d Weather Support Squadron was activated in a ceremony in the Chief Master Sgt. Peter Morris Auditorium Feb. 17.Lt. Col. Hugh J. Freestrom accepted command of the 2d Weather Support Squadron from Col. Jason E. Patla, 2d Weather Group commander, at a ceremony highlighted by the passing of a military guidon from group to squadron
  • 557th Weather Wing Union Pacific Visit

    Members of the 557th Weather Wing, including Col. Steven Dickerson, commander of the 557th WW, meet with Union Pacific employees at the Harriman Dispatching Center in Omaha, Neb., Dec. 16, 2016. Union Pacific adopted several 557th WW for the holiday season, providing presents for families in need.
  • 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