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  • 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
  • Weather officers earn doctorate from NPS

    Three Air Force weather officers recently graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School and were awarded the title Doctor of Philosophy in Meteorology. Lt. Col. Jack Evans, Lt. Col. Robert Stenger, and Maj. Paul Homan all earned their doctorate following a three-year program of study in September.Evans successfully defended his dissertation,
  • Comm engineers install fiber to prepare for new weather system

    Weather is an important factor for determining if an aircraft can fly. To provide more accurate weather information on Bagram Air Field, the 455th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron is installing a new weather observation system here.The weather system will be comprised of remote sensors connected to servers that will collect automated
  • 25th OWS building dedicated to fallen Airman

    The 25th Operational Weather Squadron building was dedicated in a ceremony here to U.S. Air Force Capt. Nathan Nylander Aug. 1.Nylander was killed while deployed to Afghanistan in 2011.The 25th OWS building is now called the Nylander Building after the unveiling of the memorial sign at the building dedication ceremony.During the ceremony Lt. Gen.
  • Family of fallen Airman visit AFWA to offer thanks

    The family of U.S. Air Force Capt. Nathan Nylander paid a visit to the Air Force Weather Agency at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., July 19 to offer their personal thanks to those Airmen who served in the 24-hour vigil honoring their fallen hero in April.Nylander was a weather officer with the 25th Operational Weather Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air
  • Air Force Weather honors, remembers one of their own

    Air Force Weather Airmen around the world paused to honor, and remember, Capt. Nathan Nylander with a one-minute moment of silence at 9 a.m. on April 26.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