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Special operations weatherSpecial  ...
Special operations weather

Staff Sgt. Jody Ball, 10th Combat Weather Squadron, inflates a weather balloon during an exercise held near Hurlburt Field, Fla. The balloon is used to determine wind direction and velocity.
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Posted: 11/10/2005

Special operations weatherSpecial  ...
Special operations weather

Staff Sgt. Jody Ball, 10th Combat Weather Squadron, scans the surrounding area for threats while Tech Sgt. Rick Rohde, 10th CWS, collects weather data during a training exercise held near Hurlburt Field, Fla.
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Posted: 11/10/2005

Weather warriorsWeather warriors
Weather warriors

Capt. Don Garrett, 10th Combat Weather Squadron, leads a special operations weather team during training near Hurlburt Field, Fla. Special operations meteorologists provide weather information to operators from thoughout the U.S. Special Operations Command.
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Posted: 11/10/2005

Wilma's progressWilma's progress
Wilma's progress

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- This satellite photo, provided by the Air Force Weather Agency here, shows the status of Hurricane Wilma as of 8:25 a.m. EST, today. The image captures the Category 2 storm off the coast of Florida. The center of the storm's eye about 75 miles northeast from Miami. A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite took the image, and is actually a composite of two satellite images. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 10/24/2005

Weather updateWeather update
Weather update

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Tech. Sgt. Damion Madison sets up a tactical meteorological observation system during training at the flightline here. The system is a collection of weather sensors connected to a computer and Iridium data modem that measure cloud base, surface pressure, temperatures, dew points, wind speed and density altitude. It provides near-real-time mission-critical weather date to war planners and decision makers. The sergeant is a member of the 374th Operations Support Squadron combat weather team here. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Master Sgt. Val Gempis)
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Posted: 10/24/2005

Weather updateWeather update
Weather update

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Staff Sgt. Daniel Hayes set up a tactical meteorological observation system during training at the flightline here. The system is a collection of weather sensors connected to a computer and Iridium data modem that measure cloud base, surface pressure, temperatures, dew points, wind speed and density altitude. It provides near-real-time mission-critical weather date to war planners and decision makers. The sergeant is a member of the 374th Operations Support Squadron combat weather team here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Val Gempis)
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Posted: 10/24/2005

Weather updateWeather update
Weather update

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Tech. Sgt. Damion Madison (right) and Staff Sgt. Daniel Hayes inspect a tactical meteorological observation system during training at the flightline here. The system is a collection of weather sensors connected to a computer and Iridium data modem that measure cloud base, surface pressure, temperatures, dew points, wind speed and density altitude. It provides near-real-time mission-critical weather date to war planners and decision makers. Both Airmen are members of the 374th Operations Support Squadron combat weather team here. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Master Sgt. Val Gempis)
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Posted: 10/24/2005

Crazy take offCrazy take off
Crazy take off

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- A Weatherscout weather unmanned aerial vehicle takes off on a test flight Oct. 18. Pilots launch the 30-pound aircraft from cars at 40 mph. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael S. Dorus)
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Posted: 10/21/2005

Rescue squad brings experience to Cooperative KeyRescue squad  ...
Rescue squad brings experience to Cooperative Key

PLOVDIV, Bulgaria -- Senior Airman Kristopher Abel uses a wind indicator to gauge the weather for a landing site for two other pararescuemen. He is one of about 50 56th Rescue Squadron Airmen from Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland, who are here for exercise Cooperative Key 05. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chance Babin)
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Posted: 9/1/2005

The LadyThe Lady
The Lady

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- The "Lady of the Lake" is what remains of a WB-29 Superfortress weather reconnaissance aircraft that rests in a water-filled gravel pit here. The aircraft was taken to the pond it currently rests in and was used for open-water extraction training until it became too dangerous. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Strang)
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Posted: 8/2/2005

Eglin spared as Hurricane Dennis flexesEglin spared as  ...
Eglin spared as Hurricane Dennis flexes

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Airmen from the 46th Weather Squadron's monitored Hurricane Dennis from the time it was named a hurricane in the Caribbean. The hurricane passed over the base July 10 but caused no major damages. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mike Meares)
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Posted: 7/11/2005

Weather forecasters provide support in KosovoWeather  ...
Weather forecasters provide support in Kosovo

PRISTINA, Serbia and Montenegro -- Staff Sgt. Patricia Ballou reads weather data from tactical weather equipment that aids in remote weather forecasting observations here. Sergeant Ballou is a weather forecaster deployed to Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo supporting Operation Joint Guardian. She is deployed from the California Air National Guard's 195th Weather Flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carla Williams)
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Posted: 6/20/2005

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Weather inspectors

KARSHI-KHANABAD AIR BASE, Uzbekistan -- First Lt. John Hurley conducts site inspections of the remote weather instrumentation near the flight line here. Lieutenant Hurley is the officer in charge of the combat weather team operations. He is assigned with the 416th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron weather flight and deployed from Kadena Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shad Eidson)
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Posted: 6/17/2005

Deployed weather observers report more than the obviousDeployed  ...
Deployed weather observers report more than the obvious

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Senior Airman Michael Ragsdale demonstrates a portable backup method of obtaining weather readings. Since weather is vital in flying operations, the weather observers let people know that it is more than just hot, humid and dusty. Airman Ragsdale is a weather observer with the 380th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron at a forward-deployed location and is from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah Roberts)
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Posted: 6/8/2005

Combat weather team forecasts mission successCombat weather  ...
Combat weather team forecasts mission success

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan -- Senior Airman Laci Wood collects weather data from a weather observation system while Tech. Sgt. Carlton Hatfield readjusts the system's transmitter. It is one of several methods the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing's combat weather team here uses to gather detailed weather updates hourly for pilots and Combined Joint Task Force 76 operations planners. Airman Wood is deployed from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and Sergeant Hatfield is from Shaw AFB, S.C. (U.S. photo by Staff Sgt. Jennifer Lindsey)
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Posted: 1/7/2005

Combat weather team forecasts mission successCombat weather  ...
Combat weather team forecasts mission success

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan -- Staff Sgt. Jim Moullet provides a weather update used for flight planning. Besides hourly forecasts, the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing's combat weather team reports local weather data to the Air Force Weather Agency. Sergeant Moullet is deployed from Ft. Polk, La. (U.S. photo by Staff Sgt. Jennifer Lindsey)
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Posted: 1/7/2005

Hanging onHanging on
Hanging on

AVON PARK, Fla. -- Tech. Sgt. Charles Rushing pulls himself along a rope during the Dragon Challenge 04 obstacle course event here Dec. 5. Dragon Challenge is an annual competition which tests the physical, mental, and emotional strength, and endurance of tactical air control party Airmen. Sergeant Rushing is assigned to the 18th Weather Squadron at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Quinton T. Burris)
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Posted: 12/10/2004

Don't give up now Don't give up  ...
Don't give up now

AVON PARK, Fla. -- Staff Sgt. Charles Rushing pulls himself across a rope obstacle during Dragon Challenge 04 here Dec. 5. Dragon Challenge is an annual competition where airmen compete for top honor in physical strength, endurance, mental and emotional challenges. Sergeant Rushing is assigned to the 18th Weather Squadron at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lapedra P. Tolson)
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Posted: 12/10/2004

How cold is it?How cold is it?
How cold is it?

MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Staff Sgt. Duane Robinson takes an outside weather observation using a weather sensor that judges temperature, wind speed, and moisture here recently. Sergeant Robinson is a weather forecaster assigned to the 62nd Operation Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kevin J. Tosh Jr.)
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Posted: 11/16/2004

Despite predictable weather, specialists still keep busyDespite  ...
Despite predictable weather, specialists still keep busy

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Senior Airman Jasson Sjoberg pours water into the tactical meteorological observation system as part of a function check to make sure the device, which measures precipitation, is still operational. The last date a measurable amount of precipitation fell at his forward-deployed location was April 13 when the weather flight recorded 0.03 inches of rain. (Courtesy photo)
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Posted: 9/29/2004

Hurricane CharleyHurricane  ...
Hurricane Charley

OVER FLORIDA -- This view of the outer wall of the eye of Hurricane Charley was taken from a C-130H aircraft Aug. 13 at 3 p.m. With the information the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron collected, the hurricane was upgraded to a Category 4 storm Aug. 13. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Tracy L. DeMarco)
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Posted: 8/16/2004

Rocket scienceRocket science
Rocket science

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --Capts. Paul Lucyk (left) and Breea Lemm perform simulated duties while preparing for upcoming missile or rocket launches here. Both captains are assigned to the 30th Weather Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Reed)
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Posted: 7/30/2004

Weather checkWeather check
Weather check

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan -- Staff Sgt. Sherdean Brisendine adjusts the Tactical Meteorological Observation System, a portable system to help forecasters take barometric pressure, temperature, and wind direction and speed readings. She is a 455th Expeditionary Operations Group forecaster here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Andrew Gates)
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Posted: 7/26/2004

Predicting the weatherPredicting the  ...
Predicting the weather

UDORN THANI, Thailand -- Marine Corps Sgt. Ryan Cunningham (left) and Staff Sgt. Michael Rudd will use a satellite receiver to provide a timely and accurate weather picture for crews aboard MC-130s, F/A-18s, KC-135 Stratotankers and C-12s during Cobra Gold 04. They are part of a multinational, multiservice team of weather forecasters here. Cobra Gold is an exercise designed to improve U.S., Thai, Singaporean, Mongolian and Filipino combined readiness and interoperability, enhance security relationships and demonstrate U.S. resolve in the region. Sergeant Cunningham is assigned to the Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 at Iwakuni, Japan. Sergeant Rudd is assigned to the 353rd Operations Support Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael Farris)
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Posted: 5/25/2004

    

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