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  • Deployed Airman watches daughter's birth

    An Airman deployed to Joint Base Balad got to witness his wife give birth to their daughter via Web cam June 17 who were back at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Tech. Sgt. Nathanael Farrington, a 332nd Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron weather forecaster, said he called the American Red Cross

  • Weather squadron goes back to the future, visits American Civil War site

    Officers and senior non-commissioned officers from the 26th Operational Weather Squadron took a trip here April 29 for a tour of one of the most decisive battles of the American Civil War; the campaign, siege and defense of Vicksburg. The purpose of the trip was not simply a history lesson, but

  • Career weatherman forecasts retirement after half century of service

    In 1958, Dwight D. Eisenhower served as commander-in-chief, the Baltimore Colts beat the New York Giants in the "Greatest Game Ever Played," and Lawrence Baker took the Oath of Enlistment to serve in the U.S. Navy. Now, after 50 years of Department of Defense service, Mr. Baker will retire March

  • Air Force cadet walks on top of bottom of world

    For 10 days in December, an Air Force Academy meteorology major here walked on top of the bottom of planet Earth with the U.S. Antarctic Program and the Air Force's Nation Science Foundation. "My task was to discover and observe the numerous NSF research and scientific projects occurring at McMurdo

  • Air Force weather celebrates African American History Month

    Each February, the country recognizes African American History Month to highlight the struggles and triumphs of millions of American citizens during some of the most trying times in the nation's history. This month is also an ideal time to reflect on and recognize the contributions African-Americans

  • Weather Airmen help raise $1,500 for Fisher House

    Tucked away here at a small, quiet U.S. Air Force Base in Kaiserslautern, Germany, are four weather Airmen and an aircraft maintenance technician that all love to work hard and serve their country.But besides their dedication to the Air Force and America, this group also shares another love - music.

  • Weather forecaster's work is never complete

    Before the duty day begins, organizations around Warren call on the support of one of the silent watchers -- the weather forecaster. The 90th Operation Support Squadron Weather Flight supplies the base and 153rd Airlift Wing with valuable weather forecasts for operations. "A typical day starts at 4

  • Saving lives: Tornado tests weather team

    Cannon Air Force Base sits on the high plains of eastern New Mexico, a scant 15 miles from Texas, and on the cusp of "tornado alley." This narrow buffer saved Cannon from damage on March 23, as EF-2 tornadoes ripped through nearby Clovis, N.M., causing deaths and substantial damages. The day brought

  • NCO lends helping hand in major automobile accident

    The forced mashing of metal brought Lind back to reality; once gazing out the window of his car -- in his only little world -- he looked up toward the traffic light in front of him to see a dump truck pushing a Jeep Cherokee down the road sideways. When the back end of the dump truck hit a curb, it

  • Eye of the Storm - Hurricane fanatic to become hurricane hunter

    To fly into a storm is crazy. Wanting to fly into a storm is near insanity. For one Barksdale lieutenant though, it's been a lifelong dream. New Orleans native 2nd Lt. Doug Gautrau, from the 26th Operational Weather Squadron, has wanted to be a member of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron