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What is the Air Force Weather Career Field like?

The Air Force weather career field is formed from an elite group of officer, civilian and enlisted specialists. These highly skilled men and women are our most valuable resource.

They contribute to the security of the Nation and the peace and stability of the world on a daily basis. They learn leadership and technical skills while sharpening their meteorological aptitude.

The weather technician is an expert in terrestrial and space weather and the impact these conditions have on weapon systems and missions. They are part of the action worldwide from observing and forecasting weather conditions on a global scale to specific weather forecasts for any military operation.

The meteorologist manages and directs weather operations critical to the success of Air Force and Army activities and is the overall unit technical leader in the meteorology and space environment. They develop, direct and coordinate meteorological weather studies and research.

The meteorologist's daily responsibilities include integrating current and forecasted atmospheric and space weather conditions into operational planning.

The men and women who form the Air Force weather forces are prepared to meet the demands of a rapidly changing environment.

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