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Keeping an eye on the sky...Keeping an eye  ...
Keeping an eye on the sky...

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Tech. Sgt. Richard Stage, 386th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron weather forecaster, uses a Kestrel 4000 hand held pocket weather tracker to check the temperature, relative humidity, and wind speed at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia Sept. 15, 2009. Sergeant Stage is deployed from the 62nd Airlift Wing, McChord Air Force Base, Wash., and hails from Elmira, N.Y. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Tony Tolley)
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Posted: 9/16/2009

Keeping an eye on the sky...Keeping an eye  ...
Keeping an eye on the sky...

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Tech. Sgt. Richard Stage, 386th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron weather forecaster, checks the wet bulb globe temperature reading on a hs-32 area heat stress monitor at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia Sept. 15, 2009. Sergeant Stage is deployed from the 62nd Airlift Wing, McChord Air Force Base, Wash., and hails from Elmira, N.Y. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Tony Tolley)
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Posted: 9/16/2009

Weather or not to flyWeather or not  ...
Weather or not to fly

Tech. Sgt. John Moore, 4th Operations Support Squadron weather technician, briefs Maj. William Lulay, 4th Fighter Wing safety office, on weather conditions at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept 3, 2009. All weather personnel complete a nine-month training course at Keesler Air Force Base and travel to one of the eight weather hubs as a weather observer to receive on-the-job training before becoming a weather forecaster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rae Perry)
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Posted: 9/10/2009

Weather or not to flyWeather or not  ...
Weather or not to fly

Craig Lewis, 4th Operations Support Squadron meteorological technician, looks at a developing low pressure system over Texas and Louisiana that could cause a high pressure system to settle over Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept 3, 2009. The high pressure system would bring slightly warmer temperatures and little cloud cover. Mr. Lewis retired from meteorology with the Air Force in 1991 as a Master Sgt. and continues to forecast here as a Department of Defense civilian. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rae Perry)
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Posted: 9/10/2009

Weather or not to flyWeather or not  ...
Weather or not to fly

Tech. Sgt. Robert Mutters, 4th Operations Support Squadron weather technician, gives a weather planning brief to a pilot over the phone at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept 3, 2009. The weather office provides pilots and weapon systems officers with up-to-the-minute flying conditions before take-off. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rae Perry)
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Posted: 9/10/2009

Joint Operational Area ForecastersJoint  ...
Joint Operational Area Forecasters

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Tech. Sgt. Casey Grim, a reservist with the 5th Operational Weather Flight, and Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jorge Castillo, an aerographer’s mate second class from Naval Station Norfolk, Va., both serve together at the 28th Operational Weather Squadron here as Joint Operational Area Forecasters. The combined 28th OWS team provides weather products for all branches of the U.S. military and our coalition partners in the U.S. Central Command's AOR, covering 20 countries spanning 5,000 square miles on two continents. (Photo by Ryan Hansen)
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Posted: 9/10/2009

Special Ceremonies TeamSpecial  ...
Special Ceremonies Team

From left to right, Staff Sgt. Nick Case, Capt. Alicia Hughes, Capt. Randy Haeberle and Staff Sgt. Andrew Porden of the 14th Weather Squadron’s Special Ceremonies Team present the colors at a Hope for Wounded Warriors event featuring former Kansas senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole. The SCT serves as both the color guard and honor guard for an area covering almost 20,000 square miles in the Western Carolinas and Eastern Tennessee.
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Posted: 9/9/2009

Special Ceremonies TeamSpecial  ...
Special Ceremonies Team

From left to right, Staff Sgt. Nick Case, Maj. Dan Wunder, Staff Sgt. Andrew Porden and Tech. Sgt. Rob Hubler of the 14th Weather Squadron’s Special Ceremonies Team present the colors before a NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The SCT serves as both the color guard and honor guard for an area covering almost 20,000 square miles in the Western Carolinas and Eastern Tennessee.
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Posted: 9/9/2009

Hurricane BillHurricane Bill
Hurricane Bill

Air Force Reservist Lt. Col. Rich Harter, Aerial Reconnaissance Weather Officer with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron located at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., continuously monitors weather data on a WC-130J during a flight through Hurricane Bill Aug. 22. The 53rd WRS "Hurricane Hunters" provide surveillance of tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the central Pacific Ocean for the National Hurricane Center in Miami. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Tanya King)
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Posted: 8/27/2009

Combat Weather AirmanCombat Weather  ...
Combat Weather Airman

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq ?Air Force Senior Airman Daniel Jamison, weather system support cadre technician, sets-up a tactical meteorological weather equipment here July 30, 2009. Airman Jamison is responsible for maintaining and repairing 30 of these systems throughout Iraq. The equipment, also known as TMQ-53, is used to obtain pressure, wind speed and direction, temperature, dew point, relative humidity, precipitation, surface visibility, cloud height and lightning detection. Airman Jamison is deployed from Hurlburt Field Air Force Base, Fla., and is a native of Troy, Mich. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Johnny L. Saldivar/Released)
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Posted: 8/18/2009

Combat Weather AirmanCombat Weather  ...
Combat Weather Airman

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq ? Air Force Tech. Sgt. Terry Hutton, weather system support cadre team lead, and Air Force Senior Airman Daniel Jamison, weather system support cadre technician, set-up a tactical meteorological weather equipment here July 30, 2009. Both Airmen are responsible for maintaining and repairing 30 of these systems throughout Iraq. The equipment, also known as TMQ-53, is used to obtain pressure, wind speed and direction, temperature, dew point, relative humidity, precipitation, surface visibility, cloud height and lightning detection. Sergeant Hutton is deployed from Hurlburt Field Air Force Base, Fla., and is a native of Enid, Okla. Airman Jamison is also deployed from Hurlburt Field AFB and is a native of Troy, Mich. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Johnny L. Saldivar/Released)
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Posted: 8/18/2009

Combat Weather AirmanCombat Weather  ...
Combat Weather Airman

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq ? Air Force Tech. Sgt. Terry Hutton, weather system support cadre team lead, sets-up a tactical meteorological weather equipment here July 30, 2009. Sergeant Hutton is responsible for maintaining and repairing 30 of these systems throughout Iraq. The equipment, also known as TMQ-53, is used to obtain pressure, wind speed and direction, temperature, dew point, relative humidity, precipitation, surface visibility, cloud height and lightning detection. Sergeant Hutton is deployed from Hurlburt Field Air Force Base, Fla., and is a native of Enid, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Johnny L. Saldivar/Released)
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Posted: 8/18/2009

Air TrafficAir Traffic
Air Traffic

KIRKUK REGIONAL AIR BASE, Iraq –Master Sgt. David Elliott, 506th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron, flight chief, and Senior Airman Ryan Felicilda, 506th EOSS, weather forecaster, check tactical meteorologist sensors along the flight line here Aug. 14. The sensors are checked every hour and uploaded for use around the Area of Responsibility. Sergeant Elliott, a DeFuniak Springs, Fla., native, is deployed here from the 14th Weather Squadron, Asheville, N.C. Airman Felicilda, a Gainesville, Fla., native, is deployed here from the 23rd Operations Support Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joshua Breckon)
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Posted: 8/14/2009

Calm before the dust stormCalm before the  ...
Calm before the dust storm

JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Staff Sgt. Mark Casey, weather forecaster of the 332nd Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron, conducts a maintenance check and weekly cleaning for a Tactical Meteorological Equipment-53 Sensor on the flight line here Aug. 10. The TMQ-53 Sensor's capabilities include the tracking of wind speeds, airfield pressure, visibility, precipitation and altimeter settings. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal)
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Posted: 8/12/2009

Iraqi, U.S. Air Forces establish weather partnershipIraqi, U.S. Air  ...
Iraqi, U.S. Air Forces establish weather partnership

KIRKUK AIR BASE, Iraq -- Col. Salman, Iraq Air Force Weather Service director, goes over a training schedule for IqAF weather officers as Master Sgt. Lisa Gore, 506th Expeditionary Operational Support Squadron weather flight superintendent, and Maj. Barry Hunte, Iraq Training and Advisory Mission-Air Forces' weather advisor, stand by. Recently a new partnership was established between the 506th EOSS weather flight and the IqAF weather team here that will improve the services they provide.
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Posted: 8/11/2009

Tactical observing classTactical  ...
Tactical observing class

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Airman 1st Class William Mingey, a forecaster with the 25th Operational Weather Squadron here, attaches a lightning detector to a TMQ-53 during a tactical observing class here. The two-week course is designed to help Airmen develop the skills they need to provide Army support downrange. (Air Force Photo by Mr. Dan Geis)
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Posted: 8/5/2009

Weather InformationWeather  ...
Weather Information

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- John Thornsberry, lead meteorologist for the 28th Operational Weather Squadron here, reviews weather information that will be used in the U.S. Central Command's AOR. The 28th OWS provides weather products for all branches of the U.S. military and our coalition partners, covering 20 countries spanning thousands of miles on two continents. (Photo by Ryan Hansen)
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Posted: 7/29/2009

Preparing a ForecastPreparing a  ...
Preparing a Forecast

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Airman 1st Class Josh Greene, a forecaster with the 28th Operational Weather Squadron here, prepares a terminal aerodrome forecast for Afghanistan. The 28th OWS provides weather products for all branches of the U.S. military and our coalition partners, covering 20 countries spanning thousands of miles on two continents. (Photo by Ryan Hansen)
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Posted: 7/29/2009

Preparing a forecastPreparing a  ...
Preparing a forecast

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. -- Tech. Sgt. Brandon Orr, a forecaster with the Air Combat Command Air Operations Squadron weather flight, prepares a Controlling Mission Execution Forecast recently. (Courtesy photo)
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Posted: 7/2/2009

Vicksburg National Military ParkVicksburg  ...
Vicksburg National Military Park

VICKSBURG, Miss. -- A tour guide from the Vicksburg National Military Park here discusses the Illinois state memorial with members of the 26th Operational Weather Squadron April 29. The monument has 60 unique bronze tablets and lining its interior are the names of the Illinois soldiers that participated in the battle. Officers and senior non-commissioned officers from the squadron toured the battlefield to build camaraderie and a stronger working relationship. (Photo by Senior Airman Alexandra M. Sandoval)
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Posted: 5/27/2009

Vicksburg National Military ParkVicksburg  ...
Vicksburg National Military Park

VICKSBURG, Miss. -- During a tour of the Vicksburg National Military Park here April 29, Master Sgt. Anthony Morence, 26th Operational Weather Squadron, reads the names of the 36,325 Illinois soldiers that participated in the battle. Officers and senior non-commissioned officers from the squadron toured the battlefield to build camaraderie and a stronger working relationship. (Photo by Senior Airman Alexandra M. Sandoval)
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Posted: 5/27/2009

Forecasting RetirementForecasting  ...
Forecasting Retirement

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga.-- Lawrence Baker, head of command weather services here at the Air Force Reserve Command Headquarters, plans to retire March 2 after a combined total of 50 years in both the U.S. Navy and the civil service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sue Sapp)
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Posted: 3/20/2009

Meteorology CadetsMeteorology  ...
Meteorology Cadets

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Capt. Paul Homan, instructor of meteorology at the Academy, discusses Meteorological Aviation Reports with a class of cadets here recently. Capt. Homan is a member of the Academy’s meteorology faculty, which includes four officers, one non-commissioned officer and one civilian. (Photo by Ryan Hansen)
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Posted: 3/16/2009

Academy weatherAcademy weather
Academy weather

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Richard Kalber, an observer with the 306th Operational Support Squadron weather flight here, performs quality control on an Air Force Form 3813 recently. (Photo by Ryan Hansen)
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Posted: 3/3/2009

    

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