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  • Co-commander picnic for Team 557 was ‘amazing’

    As members of the 557th Weather Wing have started to return to the office after a tough battle with the pandemic, they were treated to a picnic on June 4 at the Bellevue Berry Farm in Bellevue.The picnic served a couple of purposes, with the first being a morale boost for the COVID-weary Airmen and

  • 28th Operational Weather Squadron welcomes new commander

    Lt. Col. Daniel Muggelberg took command of the 28th Operational Weather Squadron during an assumption of command ceremony on June 2, 2021, at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.Muggelberg comes to the 28th OWS from the 2d Combat Weather Support Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida.“The 28th OWS has

  • Accomplishing the unimagined

    In celebration of Women’s History Month, the 17th Operational Weather Squadron would like to shine the light on their first female commander, Lt. Col. Sarah J. Zimmerman.To her command support team, she is much more than an ordinary commander.  She’s a counselor, coach, mentor, cheerleader, punk

  • Embracing the work-life challenge

    March is Women’s History Month and the 2d Weather Group would like to highlight the current commander of the 2d Systems Operations Squadron.Lt. Col. Heidi Schiano claims Langley AFB, Virginia, as her home but like many Air Force “brats,” she struggles to identify exactly where her hometown is

  • Wing leadership receive COVID-19 vaccine

    The 557th Weather Wing commander and command chief were vaccinated for COVID-19 at the Airman Leadership School here Jan. 11.The vaccinations are part of a phased plan the 55th Medical Group COVID Cell began administering to Team Offutt on Jan. 6.Offutt AFB received the vaccine as part of Operation

  • Global Synthetic Weather Radar – teaching the machine to read

    This is the second in a three-part series covering the innovative work by 557th Weather Wing Airmen for the ongoing development efforts into machine-learning for a weather radar depiction across the globe, designated the Global Synthetic Weather Radar (GSWR).Early civilizations began using

  • 17th OWS member receives U.S. Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award

    On July 24, 2020, Matthew Kucas, a member of the 17th Operational Weather Squadron assigned to the U.S. Air Force / U.S. Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, was awarded the U.S. Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award for his innovative work on a two-week tropical cyclone

  • 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