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  • Weather Warriors: 26th OWS drives U.S. hurricane forecasts

    As hurricane season rolls around and the impending onslaught of wind and rain once again becomes part of life in the coastal regions of the United States, one unit located in the hotbed of the Gulf leads the charge in all hurricane meteorological production.Responsible for providing meteorological

  • Weather Wing Targets Elsa

    The 557th Weather Wing, the Air Force’s only wing of its kind, marshalled significant capabilities to track and predict the behavior of Hurricane Elsa as it formed in the Atlantic Ocean. Even before the system strengthened into a named storm, the wing had armed commanders in the Southeastern United

  • Weather specialists forecast mission success

    In the 621st Contingency Response Wing, weather specialists play a critical role in executing the mission safeguarding personnel and property, and updating squadron and contingency response element leaders to affect plans.

  • Intelligence beyond the storm

    As two tropical storms threaten Department of Defense installations along the northern Gulf of Mexico, the 557th Weather Wing uses innovative methods to collect, analyze and exploit weather intelligence.The intelligence is then distributed to decision makers in the vulnerable areas to minimize