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  • 15th OWS’s top priority: To protect

    Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, the 15th Operational Weather Squadron closely monitors more than 11 million square miles of territory that stretches from the American Northeast, through Canada, to Greenland and the ocean in between.Their forecasting helps protect more than 418,000 personnel and $226 billion in assets, as senior leaders
  • Airmen Make it Rain on ‘Weather Geeks’

    Two Airmen from the 557th Weather Wing recently embraced their inner geek and will share their passion and expertise on an upcoming episode of “Weather Geeks” on the Weather Channel.
  • Test, train, maintain: Combat ready!

    One unit on Hurlburt Field is responsible for training all weather Airmen who are preparing to deploy with the skills to train and maintain existing weather systems all across the world and test and validate emerging weather sensing technologies.
  • Weather Squadron tech refresh keeps reports flowing to combatant commanders

    The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center here is upgrading hardware for the 14th Weather Squadron in Asheville, North Carolina, where more than 100 years of Department of Defense climate data is stored.
  • Weather forecasters at Scott AFB impact lives of students

    It was a cloudy Friday in March, the cool damp air outside lingered from the last remnants of winter as spring steadily made its welcome return to the Midwest.While most other middle school classes were eyeballing the wall-mounted clock, watching it tick slowly to the weekend, the middle school students of Woodlawn, Ill., were busy touring the
  • Lifelong meteorologist puts mentoring first

    On September 12, 1960, Bruce Telfeyan found his calling. Or, rather, the shrieking winds and punishing rain found him.“I had just turned 12,” he said. “Hurricane Donna hit us directly and caused much damage and suffering. From that point on, I knew I wanted to be a meteorologist.”Telfeyan did not waver from that interest, eventually commissioning
  • Weather Airman saves family from house fire

    According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were 1,298,000 fires reported in the United States in 2014. These fires caused 3,275 civilian deaths, 15,775 civilian injuries and $11.6 billion in property damage.A small rural home outside of Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, will be added to the tallies made for 2016, but thanks to U.S.
  • Forecasting for 81 DoD locations

    The 25th Operational Weather Squadron works 24 hours a day, seven days a week to keep military aircraft flying and personnel safe.The primary mission of the squadron is to forecast for 81 Department of Defense locations in the Western U.S. They provide support to Air Force and Army installations, as well as point locations."We do all the official
  • Clear skies for communications Airman

    While a majority of the 557th Weather Wing is comprised of Airmen from the weather career field, there are also other key players making the mission happen.Among them is Senior Airman Ryan Childs, 2d Systems Operations Squadron alphanumeric collections software technician, or the civilian equivalent of a computer programmer.While most programmers