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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)
The Lady


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Posted: 8/2/2005

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

    

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