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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

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

Deployed weather observers report more than the obviousDeployed weather observers report more than the obvious
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 team forecasts mission success
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

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 now
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

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

Predicting the weatherPredicting the weather
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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