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Weather forecasts protect Air  Force, AmericansWeather  ...
Weather forecasts protect Air Force, Americans

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Capt. John McMillen from the Air Force Weather Agency at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., and Maj. Kimberly Pacheco, 601st Air Operations Center weather team chief, monitor the track of Hurricane Ike as they prepare for a briefing at the AOC here Sept. 11. Weather forecasters with America’s AOC continue to work around the clock as the hurricane plows across the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas. Captain McMillen is one of dozens of active duty members, Guardsmen and Reservists temporary assigned to the AOC and Air Forces Northern in support of hurricane relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Brian S. Orban)
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Posted: 9/12/2008

AFWA 9/11 Retreat CeremonyAFWA 9/11  ...
AFWA 9/11 Retreat Ceremony

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Staff Sgt. John Hastings and Staff Sgt. Heather Bellar of the 2nd Systems Operations Squadron fold the American flag during a during a retreat ceremony here marking the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ryan Hansen)
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Posted: 9/12/2008

AFWA 9/11 Retreat CeremonyAFWA 9/11  ...
AFWA 9/11 Retreat Ceremony

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Members of the Air Force Weather Agency stand at attention as troopers Joe Wurtz, left, and Danny Murphy, right, of the New Jersey State Police bagpipers, play during a retreat ceremony here marking the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ryan Hansen)
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Posted: 9/12/2008

Col. John D. MurphyCol. John D.  ...
Col. John D. Murphy

Col. John D. Murphy, Commander Air Force Weather Agency.
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Posted: 9/10/2008

Deployed Airmen recording weather dataDeployed Airmen  ...
Deployed Airmen recording weather data

Tech. Sgt. David Ivey records weather data from the roof of the Task Force XII tactical operations center at Camp Taji, Iraq. Sergeant Ivey is one of a team of eight U.S. Air Force weather experts that support the aviation task force led by U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Seaton)
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Posted: 9/5/2008

Eglin's 46th Weather Squadron reacts to severe stormsEglin's 46th  ...
Eglin's 46th Weather Squadron reacts to severe storms

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Tech. Sgt. Andrew Kowal, 46th Combat Weather Flight NCOIC, monitors Doppler radar Sept. 2, just one day after the community here experienced seven tornados because of the base's proximity to Hurricane Gustav. The forecasters were assisted by personnel in the air traffic control tower and weather observers near the flightline to track the tornados and sound warnings in advance of the severe weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. LuCelia Ball)
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Posted: 9/2/2008

AFWA Building DedicationAFWA Building  ...
AFWA Building Dedication

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Mr. Robert Moorman, left, and Retired Gen. Thomas S. Moorman Jr., right, pull back the curtain to unveil a plaque dedicating the new Air Force Weather Agency headquarters building to Lt. Gen. Thomas S. Moorman during a ceremony here Aug. 22. The new building is one of Air Combat Command's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green rated facilities. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Kevin Schwandt)
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Posted: 9/2/2008

AFWA Building DedicationAFWA Building  ...
AFWA Building Dedication

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Mr. Ken Hahn, president of Kenneth Hahn Architects, Army Col. David Press, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District, Mr. Dean Mathisen, from Representative Lee Terry's office, U.S. Senator Ben Nelson, Retired Gen. Thomas S. Moorman Jr., Mr. Robert Moorman, Col. John Murphy, Air Force Weather Agency commander, Dr. Fred P. Lewis, director of Air Force Weather, Mr. Michael Backes, from U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel's office, and Mr. Joseph Lempka, Kiewit Building Group, cut the ribbon officially dedicating AFWA's new $30-million headquarters building here Aug. 22. The new building was dedicated to Lt. Gen. Thomas S. Moorman and is one of Air Combat Command’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green rated facilities. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Kevin Schwandt)
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Posted: 9/2/2008

AFWA Building DedicationAFWA Building  ...
AFWA Building Dedication

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Retired Gen. Thomas S. Moorman Jr. addresses attendees and members of the Air Force Weather Agency as they officially dedicated their new $30-million headquarters building during a ribbon cutting ceremony here Aug. 22. The new building was dedicated to Lt. Gen. Thomas S. Moorman and is one of Air Combat Command’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green rated facilities. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Kevin Schwandt)
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Posted: 9/2/2008

AFWA Building DedicationAFWA Building  ...
AFWA Building Dedication

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- U.S. Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska addresses attendees and members of the Air Force Weather Agency as they officially dedicated their new $30-million headquarters building during a ribbon cutting ceremony here Aug. 22. The new building was dedicated to Lt. Gen. Thomas S. Moorman and is Air Combat Command’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green rated facility. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Kevin Schwandt)
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Posted: 8/28/2008

AFWA Headquarters DedicationAFWA  ...
AFWA Headquarters Dedication

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- Col. John Murphy, Air Force Weather Agency commander, addresses attendees and members of AFWA as they officially dedicated their new $30-million headquarters building during a ribbon cutting ceremony here Aug. 22. The new building was dedicated to Lt. Gen. Thomas S. Moorman and is one of Air Combat Command’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green rated facilities. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Kevin Schwandt)
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Posted: 9/2/2008

Air Force Going GreenAir Force Going  ...
Air Force Going Green

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. – Staff Sgt. Janet Robinson, Air Force Weather Agency, gives a tour of the new AFWA headquarters building to attendees of the “The Air Force Goes Green and Clean” environmental symposium held here Aug. 14. The new headquarters building is a green rated facility designated by the U.S. Green Building Council. (Photo by Kendra Williams)
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Posted: 8/25/2008

Forecasters afloat support multinational training exercise Forecasters  ...
Forecasters afloat support multinational training exercise

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Manning demonstrates how to manipulate satellite pictures on the SMQ-11 satellite receiver to Tech. Sgt. Philip Mohr, weather forecaster. A joint Navy and Air Force weather team worked together at sea aboard the USS Bataan in support of JTFEX 08-4, a multinational exercise that included Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Nicholas J. Sabula)
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Posted: 7/31/2008

Forecasters afloat support multinational training exercise Forecasters  ...
Forecasters afloat support multinational training exercise

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Manning demonstrates the SPA-25 surface radar repeater to Capt. Steve Maile, Combined Joint Task Force 950 meteorological and oceanographic officer July 27. A joint Navy and Air Force weather team worked together at sea aboard the USS Bataan in support of JTFEX 08-4, a multinational exercise that included Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Nicholas J. Sabula)
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Posted: 7/31/2008

Peacekeeping mission continues for Airmen in KosovoPeacekeeping  ...
Peacekeeping mission continues for Airmen in Kosovo

Tech. Sgt. Scott Williams works with sensory equipment on top of a weather tower Feb. 29 at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. Sergeant Williams, a combat weatherman, and three Air National Guardsmen provide 24/7 weather forecasting to rotary-winged aircrews and 1,400 Soldiers deployed to Camp Bondsteel. (U.S. Army photo/Spc. Tara Moseman)
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Posted: 5/7/2008

AFWA supports local hockey teamAFWA supports  ...
AFWA supports local hockey team

Left to right: Senior Airman Ben Smeland, Staff Sgt. Janet Robinson, Staff Sgt. Heather Bellar, Senior Airman Kyle Lawrence, and Tech. Sgt. Megan King of the Air Force Weather Agency here, support the Omaha Lancers pregame show March 15 at the Mid-America Center. Members of the AFWA team provided the honor guard detail and national anthem, sung by Sergeant King. The Lancers lost the hockey game 2-1 in a shootout to the Sioux Falls Stampede (Photo by G. A. Volb)
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Posted: 3/18/2008

Southwest Asia CellSouthwest Asia  ...
Southwest Asia Cell

Tech. Sgt. Jason Miller, from Irving, Texas, analyzes cloud bases for Southwest Asia. Miller is a 16-year Air Force veteran and has spent the last four years at the Air Force Weather Agency at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The 35 year old is NCO in charge of the 2nd Weather Squadron's Southwest Asia Obscurant Forecast and Analysis Cell, a new program developed to provide regional specific data. (Photo by G. A. Volb)
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Posted: 2/12/2008

Analyzing the Earth's geomagnetic fieldAnalyzing the  ...
Analyzing the Earth's geomagnetic field

Senior Airman Sara Griffin, a space weather forecaster, analyzes the Earth's solar geo-physical environment. She uses the information to determine it's effects on Department of Defense systems and operations. A three-year veteran of the Air Force, Griffin is from Navarre, Fla., and now works in the 2nd Weather Squadron's Space Weather Flight at the Air Force Weather Agency on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. (Photo by G. A. Volb)
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Posted: 2/7/2008

Solar weatherSolar weather
Solar weather

Senior Airman Aaron Jones, 25, forecasts the astro-geophysical environment used to determine solar weather effects on Department of Defense systems and operations. Jones, originally from Ft. Worth, Texas, is a space weather forecaster with the 2nd Weather Group's Space Weather Flight. The group is located at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., as part of the Air Force Weather Agency. (Photo by G. A. Volb)
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Posted: 2/7/2008

VSAT troubleshootingVSAT  ...
VSAT troubleshooting

Michael Schlott, 42, troubleshoots a user issue with the VSAT satellite system (very small aperture terminal). Schlott is an Air Force Weather Agency Customer Service Technician on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. He works for the 2nd Weather Group's 2nd Systems Operations Squadron as a Sumaria Systems contractor. (Photo by G. A. Volb)
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Posted: 2/6/2008

European Weather ReportEuropean  ...
European Weather Report

Staff Sgt. Nathalie Chasse, a broadcast weather technician with the American Forces Network Weather Center at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., writes a script for the European region. Chasse, a native of Frenchville, Maine, is a six-year veteran of the Air Force with two spent at the AFNWC. (Photo by G. A. Volb)
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Posted: 1/31/2008

Weather depiction chartsWeather  ...
Weather depiction charts

Airman Joseph Newlon, 24, from Keokuk, Iowa, reviews significant weather depictions from the 17th Operational Weather Squadron at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Newlon is a broadcast weather technician at the American Forces Network Weather Center on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. (Photo by G. A. Volb)
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Posted: 1/22/2008

AFNWC Broadcast ForecasterAFNWC Broadcast  ...
AFNWC Broadcast Forecaster

Staff Sgt. Brandon Proctor, a weather broadcast technician at the American Forces News Weather Center on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., builds graphical animation for the Pacific Region report. (Photo by G. A. Volb)
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Posted: 1/18/2008

2nd WS METSAT2nd WS METSAT
2nd WS METSAT

Senior Airman Cassandra Napolitano-Romero, from Lynchburg, Va., and Senior Airman Steven Stolze, from Brainard, Neb., go over Meteorological Satellite imagery. Both are METSAT analysts with the 2nd Weather Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. (Photo by G. A. Volb)
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Posted: 1/17/2008

2nd WS METSAT2nd WS METSAT
2nd WS METSAT

Staff Sgt. Lindsey Flaugher (front), from Wilmington, N.C., and Senior Airman Cassandra Napolitano-Romero, from Lynchburg, Va., go over Meteorological Satellite imagery. Both are METSAT analysts with the 2nd Weather Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. (Photo by G. A. Volb)
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Posted: 1/17/2008

AFWA Mission BriefingAFWA Mission  ...
AFWA Mission Briefing

Capt. Jeremy Alexander, deputy director of staff for the Air Force Weather Agency at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., goes over the unit's mission briefing. The briefinig is used to give visitors a better idea of the products AFWA produces and the people who accomplish the mission. (Photo by G. A. Volb)
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Posted: 1/11/2008

AFNWC Forecast RecordingAFNWC Forecast  ...
AFNWC Forecast Recording

Staff Sgt. Brian Thompkins, NCO in Charge of the American Forces Network Weather Center at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., records a script for one of 11 regional forecasts a staff of eight produces daily. More than 7-million viewers make use of the forecasts world wide via AFN and the Pentagon Channel. Thompkins is a seven-year Air Force veteran originally from Baltimore City, Maryland. (Photo by G. A. Volb)
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Posted: 1/11/2008

NCO earns Spirit of Hope AwardNCO earns  ...
NCO earns Spirit of Hope Award

Master Sgt. Lou Pell receives the "Spirit of Hope" Award from Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. (Photos by Army Sgt. Christian M. Fernandez)
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Posted: 11/19/2007

NCO earns Spirit of Hope AwardNCO earns  ...
NCO earns Spirit of Hope Award

Master Sgt. Lou Pell receives the "Spirit of Hope" Award from Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. (Photos by Army Sgt. Christian M. Fernandez)
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Posted: 11/19/2007

Master Sgt. Dan Oien on Master Sgt. Dan  ...
Master Sgt. Dan Oien on "Who wants to be a Millionaire"

Master Sgt. Dan Oien correctly answers one of the early questions on "Who wants to be a Millionaire." He eventually walked away $8,000 richer. (Photo Courtesy of Valleycrest Productions Ltd.)
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Posted: 10/17/2007

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Master Sgt. Dan Oien on "Who wants to be a Millionaire."

Master Sgt. Dan Oien talks with "Who wants to be a Millionaire" host Meredith Vieira during the show's filming in August 2007. He eventually walked away $8,000 richer. (Photo Courtesy of Valleycrest Productions Ltd.)
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Posted: 10/17/2007

Dr. Fred P. LewisDr. Fred P.  ...
Dr. Fred P. Lewis

Dr. Fred P. Lewis, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director of Weather, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air, Space & Information Operations, Plans & Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
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Posted: 10/4/2007

Pair of eagles far from the nestPair of eagles  ...
Pair of eagles far from the nest

Col. John Murphy (right), Combined Air Operations Center Director of Staff at Al Udied Air Base, Qatar, visits with Col. Don Berchoff, 376th Expeditionary Mission Support Group Commander at Manas Air Base, Kyrgyz Republic. Colonel Murphy accompanied Maj. Gen. Maury Forsyth, Deputy Combined Forces Air Component Commander at Manas AB, as part of an AOR familization tour. U.S. Air Force photo.
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Posted: 9/21/2007

Giving back to the local communityGiving back to  ...
Giving back to the local community

Staff Sgt. Kenyatta Williams, assistant NCO in charge of net-centric database management and data routing for AFWA's 2nd Systems Operations Squadron, helps 8-year-olds Devon Stafford (left) and Sandra Gijon with their new school supplies. An AFWA team collected some 200 pounds of assorted school supplies and delivered them Aug. 23 to Indian Hill Elementary School in Omaha. (Photo by G. A. Volb)
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Posted: 8/27/2007

Giving back to the local communityGiving back to  ...
Giving back to the local community

Staff Sgt. Brandon Jacobson, NCO in charge of network infrastructure for AFWA's 2nd Systems Operations Squadron, checks out some of the new school supplies with 8-year-old Lorenso Carey. An AFWA team collected some 200 pounds of assorted school supplies and delivered them Aug. 23 to Indian Hill Elementary School in Omaha. (Photo by G. A. Volb)
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Posted: 8/27/2007

Hurricane Dean in the Gulf of MexicoHurricane Dean  ...
Hurricane Dean in the Gulf of Mexico

A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program nighttime image of Hurricane Dean churning in the Gulf of Mexico . The DMSP F-16 satellite image from 8:50 p.m. (EDT) Aug. 19, is a multispectral image that uses both infrared and visual satellite imagery to produce a color composite that reveals clouds and lights. The infrared portion is in blue, showing clouds, and the visible portion is in yellow, showing city lights. Image courtesy of the Air Force Weather Agency.
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Posted: 8/21/2007

AFNWC Forecast for GermanyAFNWC Forecast  ...
AFNWC Forecast for Germany

A screen shot of the new and improved visuals possible using the Weather Service International systems. This particular forecast is for customers in Germany.
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Posted: 8/17/2007

American Forces Network Weather Center UpgradesAmerican Forces  ...
American Forces Network Weather Center Upgrades

Staff Sgt. Annette Prato, a broadcast weather technician at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., uses their new WSI system to create visuals for their Pacific weather forecast. According to the Rancho Cordova, Calif., native the final product will include detailed graphics, precipitation and an audio voice over.
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Posted: 8/17/2007

Coders revise weather softwareCoders revise  ...
Coders revise weather software

Front to back: Senior Airman Ben Smeland, a software applications technician with the Air Force Weather Agency's 2nd System Operations Squadron at Offutt AFB, Neb., and Senior Airman Russell Pyle, also a software applications technician, work on streamlining code for the Gridded Analysis and Display System used by troops world wide. Photo by G. A. Volb.
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Posted: 7/25/2007

NCO lends helping hand in major automobile accidentNCO lends  ...
NCO lends helping hand in major automobile accident

Senior Master Sergeant Clark Lind, with the Air Force Weather Agency at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., stands on the corner of Highway 50 and Giles where the accident took place. Photo by G. A. Volb.
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Posted: 7/10/2007

Agency volunteer nominated for Spirit of Hope AwardAgency  ...
Agency volunteer nominated for Spirit of Hope Award

Master Sgt. Lou Pell, NCO in charge of the Air Force Weather Agency's training branch, leads a discussion of future training goals. Sergeant Pell is the Air Force nominee for the 2007 U.S. Armed Forces Spirit of Hope Award. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Henderson.
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Posted: 5/15/2007

Hurricane MapHurricane Map
Hurricane Map

With the help of his father, Lieutenant Gautrau used this map to track his first hurricane, Hurricane Andrew, in 1992.
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Posted: 2/26/2007

Hurricane HunterHurricane Hunter
Hurricane Hunter

Second Lt. Doug Gautrau, 26th Operational Weather Squadron, stands in front of an infared satellite image of Hurricane Katrina in the briefing room of the 26th OWS.
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Posted: 2/26/2007

15th OWS Performers15th OWS  ...
15th OWS Performers

Mr. Norman Watts, a 15th Operational Weather Squadron network/system administrator, checks the squadron’s server performance. The squadron uploads more than 120,000 files (10 Gbytes) daily. Photo by Mr. Marv Lynchard.
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Posted: 2/26/2007

15th OWS Performers15th OWS  ...
15th OWS Performers

Weather Forecaster, Senior Airman Bobbi Quast, 15th Operational Weather Squadron, forecasts the weather with her fellow forecasters on the operations floor. Photo by Mr. Marv Lynchard.
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Posted: 2/26/2007

Ivan in ActionIvan in Action
Ivan in Action

Sept. 15, 2004, Hurricane Ivan stirs the waters off the Florida coast. NASA image.
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Posted: 2/26/2007

Foreign VisitorsForeign Visitors
Foreign Visitors

2nd Lt. Holly Stirtz demonstrates several web-based weather data sources for Maj. Muhammad Rehan Ashraf.
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Posted: 2/26/2007

Weather and Comm TeamworkWeather and  ...
Weather and Comm Teamwork

Mr. Jeff Gould explains the Mission Execution Forecast verification program at Ft. Benning, Ga. Photos by Maj. David Runge.
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Posted: 2/26/2007

    

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