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Santa visits the PhilippinesSanta visits  ...
Santa visits the Philippines

Will Rioseco, a gunner’s mate with SEAL Team 5, Coronado, CA, and SGT Brian Bochat, an administrative NCO with the 1/19th Special Forces Group, Army National Guard, based in Camp Williams, Utah, and Air Force Staff Sgt. Fred Grant, a special operations weather NCO with the 181st Weather Flight, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth, Texas, distribute gifts to children of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. All three service members are deployed to Joint Special Operations Task Force – Philippines (JSOTF-P). (Photo by SGT Tim Meyer, JSOTF-P Public Affairs)
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Posted: 12/28/2006

February 2005 storm at Thule AB, Greenland.  Snow drifts blocked doors on several buildings.February 2005  ...
February 2005 storm at Thule AB, Greenland. Snow drifts blocked doors on several buildings.

The storm at Thule AB, Greenland in February, 2005 caused massive snow drifts resulting in several doors being blocked. People inside had to dig out of the snow.
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Posted: 11/9/2006

February 2005 storm at Thule AB, Greenland.  Large snowdrifts block industrial-sized garage doors.February 2005  ...
February 2005 storm at Thule AB, Greenland. Large snowdrifts block industrial-sized garage doors.

The February 2005 storm at Thule AB, Greenland had 190-200 mile per hour winds or higher. Roofs were peeled awat and in one building, something pierced through the wall. The doors are huge industrial garage doors, so the drift pictured here is immense.
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Posted: 11/9/2006

Snowed in vehicle at Thule AB, Greenland, February 2005.Snowed in  ...
Snowed in vehicle at Thule AB, Greenland, February 2005.

During the February 2005 storm, vehicle windows were blown out and many vehicles were filled with snow. The wind also completely packed many engines full of snow.
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Posted: 11/9/2006

Snowdrifts at Thule AB, GreenlandSnowdrifts at  ...
Snowdrifts at Thule AB, Greenland

Late winter 2004. The last few years, Thule AB, Greenland has experienced an increase in the amount of snowfall. Coupled with the intense winds, large snow drifts form.
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Posted: 11/9/2006

Delta IVDelta IV
Delta IV

A Delta IV rocket launches at 5:53 a.m. on Nov. 4 from Vandenberg's Space Launch Complex-6. The rocket carried a Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite in to space. The satellite will transition into a polar earth orbit to provide weather forcasts for servicemembers on battlefields around the world. (Photo by Thom Baur)
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Posted: 11/6/2006

Staff Sgt. Jay Sablan, Staff Sgt. Jay  ...
Staff Sgt. Jay Sablan,

Staff Sgt. Jay Sablan, Air Force Weather Agency Communications Directorate, Network Systems Administrator, replaces a failed hard drive on the Air Force Weather Agency server.
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Posted: 11/2/2006

Solar FlareSolar Flare
Solar Flare

Depiction of a solar flare or coronal mass ejection and the potential effect on the Earth's Magnetosphere.
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Posted: 10/31/2006

Sept. 7, 2005 Solar FlareSept. 7, 2005  ...
Sept. 7, 2005 Solar Flare

A record-level solar flare erupted Sept. 7, 2005, disrupting high-frequency communication for the flare's duration. Notifications included geographic locations and levels of radio frequencies that would potentially be affected.
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Posted: 10/31/2006

The Augustine volcano near Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, erupts twice on Jan. 13, 2006.The Augustine  ...
The Augustine volcano near Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, erupts twice on Jan. 13, 2006.

The Augustine volcano near Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, erupts twice on Jan. 13, 2006. AFWA meteorologists provided PUFF model graphical depictions, satellite images and analysis of the eruptions for military operations in the region.
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Posted: 10/31/2006

A non-operational weather forecast for Mediterranean countries and the Balkan region.A  ...
A non-operational weather forecast for Mediterranean countries and the Balkan region.

A non-operational weather forecast for Mediterranean countries and the Balkan region. Commercial-length weather forecasts broadcast on AFN during program breaks.
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Posted: 10/31/2006

A Defense Meteorological Satellite nighttime image of the wide-spread power outages across the Gulf Coast of the United States after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the area.A Defense  ...
A Defense Meteorological Satellite nighttime image of the wide-spread power outages across the Gulf Coast of the United States after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the area.

A Defense Meteorological Satellite nighttime image of the wide-spread power outages across the Gulf Coast of the United States after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the area. The DMSP F-15 satellite image from 9:21 p.m. (CST) Aug. 30, is a 1.5nm Resolution, Visible/Infrared composite with the Infrared portion in blue showing clouds and the Visible portion in yellow showing city lights and fires. Image courtesy of the Air Force Weather Agency.
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Posted: 10/30/2006

A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite image of Hurricane Katrina as it made landfall on the Gulf Coast of the United States Aug. 29, 2005.A Defense  ...
A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite image of Hurricane Katrina as it made landfall on the Gulf Coast of the United States Aug. 29, 2005.

A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite image of Hurricane Katrina as it made landfall on the Gulf Coast of the United States Aug. 29, 2005. The DMSP F-15 satellite provides multispectral images that use both infrared and visual satellite imagery to produce a color composite that reveals cloud depths and layers. Image courtesy of the Air Force Weather Agency.
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Posted: 10/30/2006

A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite image of Hurricane Katrina shows the size of the storm as it made landfall on the Gulf Coast of the United States Aug. 29, 2005.A Defense  ...
A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite image of Hurricane Katrina shows the size of the storm as it made landfall on the Gulf Coast of the United States Aug. 29, 2005.

A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite image of Hurricane Katrina shows the size of the storm as it made landfall on the Gulf Coast of the United States Aug. 29, 2005. The DMSP F-15 satellite provides multispectral images that use both infrared and visual satellite imagery to produce a color composite that reveals cloud depths and layers. Image courtesy of the Air Force Weather Agency.
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Posted: 10/30/2006

A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite microwave image of Hurricane Katrina showing rainfall rates as the storm made landfall on the Gulf Coast of the United States Aug. 29, 2005.A Defense  ...
A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite microwave image of Hurricane Katrina showing rainfall rates as the storm made landfall on the Gulf Coast of the United States Aug. 29, 2005.

A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite microwave image of Hurricane Katrina showing rainfall rates as the storm made landfall on the Gulf Coast of the United States Aug. 29, 2005. The DMSP F-15 satellite provides microwave imagery used to determine realtime rainfall rates during tropical storms. The yellow areas have rates of 1 inch per hour. The blue areas are rates of 1.5 to 2.5 inches per hour. Image courtesy of the Air Force Weather Agency.
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Posted: 10/30/2006

A Defense Meteorological Satellite nighttime image of the Gulf Coast of the United States.A Defense  ...
A Defense Meteorological Satellite nighttime image of the Gulf Coast of the United States.

A Defense Meteorological Satellite nighttime image of the Gulf Coast of the United States. The DMSP F-15 satellite image from Sep. 17, 2003, is a 1.5nm Resolution, Visible/Infrared composite with the Infrared portion in blue showing clouds and the Visible portion in yellow showing city lights. Image courtesy of the Air Force Weather Agency.
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Posted: 10/30/2006

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program nighttime image of Hurricane Rita Defense  ...
Defense Meteorological Satellite Program nighttime image of Hurricane Rita

A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program nighttime image of Hurricane Rita churning in the Gulf of Mexico Sep. 22, 2005. The DMSP F-16 satellite image from 8:59 p.m. (CDT) Sep. 22, 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: 10/30/2006

A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program nighttime image of Hurricane Rita just before landfall Sep. 23, 2005.A Defense  ...
A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program nighttime image of Hurricane Rita just before landfall Sep. 23, 2005.

A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program nighttime image of Hurricane Rita just before landfall Sep. 23, 2005. The DMSP F-16 satellite image from 8:47 p.m. (CDT) Sep. 23, 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: 10/30/2006

A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite image of Hurricane Rita churning in the Gulf of Mexico Sep. 23, 2005.A Defense  ...
A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite image of Hurricane Rita churning in the Gulf of Mexico Sep. 23, 2005.

A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite image of Hurricane Rita churning in the Gulf of Mexico Sep. 23, 2005. The DMSP F-15 satellite provides multispectral images that use both infrared and visual satellite imagery to produce a color composite that reveals cloud depths and layers. Image courtesy of the Air Force Weather Agency.
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Posted: 10/30/2006

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite imageDefense  ...
Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite image

A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite image of Hurricane Rita churning in the Gulf of Mexico Sep. 23, 2005. The DMSP F-15 satellite provides multispectral images that use both infrared and visual satellite imagery to produce a color composite that reveals cloud depths and layers. Image courtesy of the Air Force Weather Agency.
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Posted: 10/30/2006

Observing Observing
Observing

BALAD AIR BASE Iraq -- Staff Sgt. Ronald Sherard, 332nd Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron combat weather forecaster, takes a scan of the weather on the observation deck here Oct. 16. Sergeant Sherard is deployed from Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alice Moore)
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Posted: 10/18/2006

Combat weather Combat weather
Combat weather

BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- Staff Sgt. Jason Noel, 332nd Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron combat weather forecaster, provides the most up to date weather conditions for aircrew here Oct. 16. Sergeant Noel is deployed from Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alice Moore)
Combat weather


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Posted: 10/18/2006

Weather Weather
Weather

BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- Staff Sgt. James Brown, 332nd Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron combat weather forecaster, looks at a map for guidance here Oct. 16. Sergeant Brown is deployed from Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alice Moore)
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Posted: 10/18/2006

Army Air Corps weatherman honored for D-Day contributionsArmy Air Corps  ...
Army Air Corps weatherman honored for D-Day contributions

Dr. Eugene Levine speaks at an Oct. 6 ceremony in Arlington, Va., honoring his support of D-Day during World War II as a weather forecaster. Dr. Levine was presented with an American flag, a shadow box, an assortment of military coins and a 60th anniversary D-Day medallion during the ceremony, officiated by Brig. Gen. Lawrence Stutzriem, director of Air Force weather operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Cohen A. Young)
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Posted: 10/7/2006

Army Air Corps weatherman honored for D-Day contributionsArmy Air Corps  ...
Army Air Corps weatherman honored for D-Day contributions

Brig. Gen. Lawrence Stutzriem and Tech. Sgt. John Lee present Dr. Eugene Levine with two collages that highlight his accomplishments as a weather forecaster during D-Day at an Oct. 6 ceremony at Arlington, Va. General Stutzriem is the director of weather and deputy chief of staff for air, space and information operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Cohen A. Young)
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Posted: 10/7/2006

Weather agency helps commanders with mission decisionsWeather agency  ...
Weather agency helps commanders with mission decisions

Senior Airman Brandon Proctor compares previous forecasts against actual weather recordings to quality-check formulas used to make the forecasts. He is a weather broadcast technician with the Air Force Weather Agency at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Shad Eidson)
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Posted: 9/29/2006

Weather agency helps commanders with mission decisionsWeather agency  ...
Weather agency helps commanders with mission decisions

Senior Airman Rachael McDowell reads weather forecasts as part of a two-minute weather spot for Air Force News Service overseas. Airman McDowell is a weather broadcast technician with the Air Force Weather Agency at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Shad Eidson)
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Posted: 9/29/2006

Got Special Ops?Got Special Ops?
Got Special Ops?

Lt. Avi Jacobson, 16th Operations Support Squadron, uses a compass for land navigation training during Special Operations Weather team orientation Tuesday at Duke Field. (U.S. Air Force Photograph by Senior Airman Ali Flisek)
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Posted: 9/29/2006

Weather watcherWeather watcher
Weather watcher

Master Sgt. Troy Rames, NCOIC of the Combat Weather Team, checks the radar screen for developing weather in the local area.
Weather watcher


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Posted: 9/28/2006

Lajes Field prepares for Hurricane GordonLajes Field  ...
Lajes Field prepares for Hurricane Gordon

Staff Sgt. Jeremy Kimmy repairs weather forecasting equipment in preparation for Hurricane Gordon, expected to hit Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal, early Sept. 20. Sergeant Kimmy is assigned to the 65th Communications Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tabitha Kuykendall)
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Posted: 9/19/2006

Lajes Field prepares for Hurricane GordonLajes Field  ...
Lajes Field prepares for Hurricane Gordon

Cabo-Adjunto Andreia Palma of AB4 prepares a weather forecast in advance of Hurricane Gordon, expected to hit Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal, early Sept. 20. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tabitha Kuykendall)
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Posted: 9/19/2006

6th SOPS: Weather in 10 minutes or less, guaranteed6th SOPS:  ...
6th SOPS: Weather in 10 minutes or less, guaranteed

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Tech. Sgt. Bill Hosey conducts a Defense Meteorological Satellite Program support during the 6th Space Operations Squadron's unit training activity Aug. 5. Contact windows are only 11 minutes due to the satellites' low-earth orbit, and the Air Force Weather Agency must receive weather data from the satellites within 10 minutes of fade. Sergeant Hosey is 6th SOPS' first sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Don Branum)
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Posted: 9/7/2006

Air Force, Navy weather forecasters form one frontAir Force, Navy  ...
Air Force, Navy weather forecasters form one front

Aerographers Mate 2nd Class Evelyn Michael prepares weather briefs for aircrews throughout Europe from Sembach Air Base, Germany, Aug. 30. Petty Office Michael is one of the new Navy weather forecasters at Sembach's 20th Operational Weather Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John Lasky)
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Posted: 9/1/2006

Air Force, Navy weather forecasters form one frontAir Force, Navy  ...
Air Force, Navy weather forecasters form one front

Senior Airman John Gleese and Aerographers Mate 2nd Class Evelyn Michael review weather updates at Sembach Air Base, Germany, Aug. 30. The two are weather forecasters with Sembach's 20th Operational Weather Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John Lasky)
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Posted: 9/1/2006

Air Force, Navy weather forecasters form one frontAir Force, Navy  ...
Air Force, Navy weather forecasters form one front

The 20th Operational Weather Squadron forecasters at Sembach Air Base, Germany, forecast weather for Europe and its surrounding bodies of water. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John Lasky)
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Posted: 9/1/2006

Air Force, Navy weather forecasters form one frontAir Force, Navy  ...
Air Force, Navy weather forecasters form one front

Airman 1st Class Andrew Fanning (left) and Staff Sgt. Heinz Disch forecast weather for the North Atlantic region from Sembach Air Base, Germany, Aug. 30. Sergeant Disch and Airman Fanning are weather forecasters with Sembach's 20th Operational Weather Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John Lasky)
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Posted: 9/1/2006

Team weathers the missionTeam weathers  ...
Team weathers the mission

Tech. Sgt. Sharon Utsey performs a maintenance inspection on a meteorological observing system in Southwest Asia. Sergeant Utsey is the Combat Weather Team chief with the 380th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Webb)
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Posted: 8/31/2006

Team weathers the missionTeam weathers  ...
Team weathers the mission

Staff Sgt. Levy Bland performs a preventative maintenance inspection on weather equipment in Southwest Asia. Sergeant Bland is a weather forecaster with the 380th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt Jason Webb)
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Posted: 8/31/2006

Team weathers the missionTeam weathers  ...
Team weathers the mission

Staff Sgt. Levy Bland adjusts weather equipment in Southwest Asia. Sergeant Bland is a weather forecaster with the 380th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Webb)
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Posted: 8/31/2006

Team weathers the missionTeam weathers  ...
Team weathers the mission

Staff Sgt. Jamica Smith checks the wet bulb globe temperature with a heat stress monitor. The information from the monitor is used to determine the amount of safe physical activity and required water intake in the desert environment. Sergeant Smith is a weather forecaster from the 380th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Stan Coleman)
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Posted: 8/31/2006

Homestead reservists prepare for ErnestoHomestead  ...
Homestead reservists prepare for Ernesto

Ron Smith checks on the conditions of Tropical Storm Ernesto Aug. 29. The storm is expected to make landfall late this evening, while the base will see heavy thunderstorms and lightning by mid-afternoon. Reservists of the 482nd Fighter Wing have been preparing for the storm for several days. Mr. Smith is chief of weather operations at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dan Galindo)
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Posted: 8/29/2006

Desert windDesert wind
Desert wind

Senior Airman Daniel Perry takes a wind reading at a forward operating base in Southwest Asia Aug. 25. Airman Perry is a weather forecaster assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron and is deployed from Robins Air Force Base, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John DeGroot)
Desert wind


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Posted: 8/29/2006

Desert windDesert wind
Desert wind

Senior Airman Daniel Perry takes a wind reading at a forward operating base in Southwest Asia Aug. 25. Airman Perry is a weather forecaster assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron and is deployed from Robins Air Force Base, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John DeGroot)
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Posted: 8/29/2006

Changes in weather agency structure improve efficiencyChanges in  ...
Changes in weather agency structure improve efficiency

Senior Airman Javier Acosta works in the flight weather briefing cell at the 25th Operational Weather Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The weather cell distributes various weather briefings to pilots and mission planners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Miles Brown)
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Posted: 8/1/2006

Weather watchWeather watch
Weather watch

Staff Sgt. Jennifer Nuy, 506th Expeditionary Operation Support Squadron Weather Flight, gauges the wind speed with a ?kestrel,? which collects data on current conditions. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy Fowler)
Weather watch


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Posted: 7/19/2006

On the flightline at Sather Air BaseOn the  ...
On the flightline at Sather Air Base

Senior Airman Deanna Marks and several Soldiers await take-off on a C-17 Globemaster III at Sather Air Base, Iraq. Airman Marks is assigned to the 1st Weather Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jonathan F. Doti)
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Posted: 7/11/2006

Rita recovery tracked by DMSP imageryRita recovery  ...
Rita recovery tracked by DMSP imagery

LOS ANGELES AFB, Calif. – These images show Defense Meteorological Satellite Program nighttime imagery of the Gulf Coast Region Sept. 23 compared to a satellite pass over the area Sept. 27 – before and after Hurricane Rita’s impact on the area’s power grid. Low-light imagery from Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellites help agencies assess damage and track repair progress by comparing “lights at night” images taken before and after a disaster. This imagery provides data on human activity as indicated by city and industrial lights. (Images courtesy of Air Force Weather Agency)
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Posted: 7/11/2006

Air Force provides Army's weather supportAir Force  ...
Air Force provides Army's weather support

Tech. Sgt. Gina Faulds prepares to measure the line of visibility during field training at Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Germany, June 21. Sergeant Faulds, of Chino, Calif., is a battle weather forecaster and the NCO in charge of the 7th Weather Squadron's Detachment 6. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John E. Lasky)
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Posted: 7/5/2006

    

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