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  • 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
  • Afghan meteorologists showcase capabilities to forecast weather changes from mountain to desert ranges

    The weather patterns in Afghanistan are diverse and beautiful - just like the people and terrain.Building the Afghan air force from the ground-up takes time, equipment, and capable and professional people to sustain it.Capt. Haley Homan, Train, Advise, Assist Command - Air (TAAC-Air) weather adviser, is deployed here from Offutt Air Force Base,
  • Weather Airmen take to the field

    Members of the 15th Operational Weather Squadron and the 18th Weather Squadron recently convened on Fort Campbell, Kentucky, for a five-day field training exercise. Airmen traveled from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Fort Polk, Louisiana, Fort Drum, New York, and Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, to participate in the training event, which was the first
  • Korean air force weather commander visits Offutt

    The Republic of Korea Air Force Weather Wing commander visited the 557th Weather Wing Oct. 14.This was Col. Jong Mo Kim's first visit since taking command and also the first visit from the ROKAF since the changeover from the Air Force Weather Agency to the 557th WW."It is my honor to be here," said Kim.But it wasn't the only purpose for the
  • A little flare: Solar observatory monitors sun's activity

    Ninety-three million miles away from the Earth sits a fiery sphere of hot gas.It's 332,946 times the mass of Earth and has surface temperatures reaching 9,932 degrees, which is capable of disrupting satellites, power grids and even pilots flying at high altitudes. The sun launches these attacks arising from its surface with a massive burst of gas