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  • Weathering the storm: AF eyes in the sky provide global weather data

    In the absolute silence of space, a special group of satellites circles our planet in a fast, low earth orbit, their cameras and sensors point toward Earth as they record endless data and images of storm systems and weather patterns moving across the globe below.Back on the ground, hidden in a D.C. suburb, Maj. Jonathan Whitaker squints against the
  • 305th Weather Airmen partner with National Weather Service

    Airmen from the 305th Operations Support Squadron weather flight partnered with local civilian forecasters to highlight their unique skill set during an open house event hosted by the National Weather Service Sept. 22, 2014, in Mount Holly, N.J.Approximately 400 people from surrounding communities attended the open house and witnessed first-hand
  • 2d Weather Group holds change of command

    The 2d Weather Group held a change of command at the Air Force Weather Agency Headquarters here July 8.U.S. Air Force Col. William Carle, AFWA commander, presided over the ceremony at the Chief Master Sgt. Peter Morris Auditorium where U.S. Air Force Col. David Bacot relinquished command of the agency's 2d WXG to U.S. Air Force Col. Donald
  • 1st WXG holds assumption of command ceremony

    The 1st Weather Group held an assumption of command ceremony at the Lt. Gen. Thomas S. Moorman headquarters building June 26.U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Steven Dickerson accepted the guidon from U.S. Air Force Col. William Carle, Air Force Weather Agency commander, during the tradition filled ceremony inside the Chief Master Sgt. Peter Morris
  • AFWA under new leadership following ceremony

    The Air Force Weather Agency held a change of command ceremony outside the Lt. Gen. Thomas S. Moorman headquarters building June 18.U.S. Air Force Col. William Carle assumed command from U.S. Air Force Col. Louis Zuccarello during the time honored ceremony."It's a completely humbling honor to be here today," Carle said. "As commander, I promise to
  • AFWA hosts civic leaders from Air Force Space Command

    Air Force Weather Agency welcomed 23 civic leaders from across Air Force Space Command to its headquarters facility April 30.The visit was just one stop on base for the group as they also toured U.S. Strategic Command, went inside an E-4B and met with one of the base's local community support groups.The civic leaders started out their visit to
  • Hurricane Hunters transition from tropical gales to arctic blasts

    Maintaining constant awareness of what storm systems are doing is a concerted effort between the National Weather Service and the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron here, also known as the Hurricane Hunters. Each year, to combat the persistent threat of winter storms, the 53rd WRS fly out over the icy waters of the East and West Coasts, as well
  • Korean air force weather commander visits AFWA

    The Republic of Korea Air Force Weather Wing commander visited the Air Force Weather Agency on Nov. 12.ROKAF Col. Chang Hoon Lee toured the headquarters facility, received multiples briefings and worked with AFWA's leadership on identifying areas for cooperation and exchange that would build on the existing strong relationship between the two
  • Chief honors heroic weather veteran

    Captivated by a story he read, Chief Master Sgt. Craig Kirwin set out to find a photograph of a hero he knew by name, but not by sight."I came upon this story a number of years ago about this gentleman, Robert Shaw," said Kirwin, a history buff. "I was always struck by his story because it was very heroic and amazing, but there was no picture of
  • Weather Airmen support Army flying mission in Afghanistan

    When people hear the term "weatherman" they typically think of a person dressed in business attire providing the latest hurricane update or winter storm warning on the evening news.The battlefield airmen of the 19th Expeditionary Weather Squadron couldn't be further from that image. Dressed in camouflage patterned uniforms and embedded with Army