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  • 21st OWS Airman earns Air Force award

    The Air Force recently announced a member of the 21st Operational Weather Squadron, Kapaun Air Base, Germany, as the 2014 Weather Airman of the Year.U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Trevor Reiss, 21st OWS weather journeyman, has been in weather since 2011 and already plays a major role in the forecast for U.S. Africa Command. "Our area of responsibility
  • Weather officer shares his story with Team Offutt

    It was 1999, and a young weather officer appeared to have everything going for him: a wife, Linda, two handsome teenage sons whom he adored, J.R. and Ryan, and a promising Air Force career for this prior-enlisted officer.On the surface, things appeared to be going well. However, pressure was mounting that no one could see.With overwhelming pressure
  • Former WWII weather observer relives sunny days during trip to Scott

    Norma Gene Cadena's last wish is to relive her days as a weather observer and to see what it would be like today to do the same job. At 87, Cadena has terminal lung cancer and, through the Sisters of Saint Mary Health Hospice and Home Health Foundation "Memories that Last" program, her wish was granted to visit the 15th Operational Weather Squadron
  • 2nd Combat Weather System Squadron fit to fight

    A team of 2nd Combat Weather System Squadron members recently competed and finished first overall during Fitness Day at the Aderholt Fitness Center, Hurlburt Field, Florida, earning them the Commander's Trophy.They event was the kick-off to Air Force Fitness Month."It was exciting for us to win," said Staff Sgt. Kirk Mendive, 2nd Combat Weather
  • Team Offutt assists high school students with high aspirations

    Members of Team Offutt assisted high school students from Bellevue West High School with a year-long experimental project designed to collect meteorological data high over the skies of Nebraska."Our project is to study dust above Nebraska and the implications," said Janis Elliott, a Physics instructor at Bellevue West High School who monitored the
  • CMSAF learns AFWA's unique mission

    The Air Force Weather Agency had the honor of hosting Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody March 11 as part of his three-day visit to the base.This was Cody's first visit to AFWA and he was given the opportunity to learn about several of the many missions they cover.First up was the 16th Weather Squadron, where U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt.
  • AFWA re-designated as 557th Weather Wing

    The Air Force Weather Agency became the 557th Weather Wing in a re-designation ceremony March 27 at the Lt. Gen. Thomas S. Moorman building."This is a momentous occasion; we are about to close a chapter in weather history and start a new one," said Ralph Stoffler, U.S. Air Force acting director of weather, who spoke at the event. "What you are
  • Air Force Weather Agency to be re-designated as a wing

    The Air Force Weather Agency will be officially re-designated as the 557th Weather Wing.The change comes as a result of an Air Force organization management headquarters review announced last fall that reorganized the structure and processes for a number of units."We have been working on this hard since the announcement and are excited to make this
  • 'Hurricane Hunters' busy with missions on both coasts

    It's been a busy two weeks for the Air Force Reserve's Hurricane Hunters, the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron flew their last of 15 missions into Hurricane Ana in the Pacific Oct. 20, while gathering weather data for the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.On the other side of the globe, the hunters wrapped up a week-long deployment to St. Croix,