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The mission of the Air Force Weather Agency is maximizing America's power through the exploitation of timely, accurate and relevant weather information; anytime, everywhere. 

AFWA is a Field Operating Agency, reporting to United States Air Force Director of Weather, Deputy Chief of Staff Air and Space Operations (USAF/A3O-W).
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Covering the globe, the Air Force Weather Agency is the weather production center of the Air Force. The center delivers worldwide weather products to Air Force and Army warfighters, unified commands, National Programs, and the National Command Authorities.

The Agency supplies weather products, training tools, and fields equipment to Air Force Operational Weather Squadrons and Combat Weather Flights and provides twenty-four hour technical assistance on all standard weather systems and equipment.

Each day, the Agency's dedicated men and women build the world's most comprehensive weather database of observation, forecast, climatological, and space weather products available on the World Wide Web.

The Agency is focused on developing, evaluating, testing and transitioning new technologies to weather teams around the world.

They incorporate systematic resources to examine weather needs, explore new ideas and test emerging technologies. Communication and computer technology offer vast opportunities to provide first-in tactical communication systems that acquire and disseminate real-time weather information worldwide.

Incorporating state-of-the-art science and technology, operators are armed with the world's best weather information, giving them the combat winning edge. As a testament to their abilities, the Agency was awarded the 1999 Theodore von Karman Award by the Air Force Association for its outstanding scientific contributions to national defense.
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The 1st Weather Group aligns stateside weather operations with the Air Force warfighting initiative overseeing Operational Weather Squadrons. Each squadron produces forecasts for a specified area of the United States. The squadrons also serve as training hubs for new weather professionals, both enlisted and officers. The 1st WXG arms our weather professionals with the training and skills necessary to deliver environmental intelligence for commanders and military decision makers.
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The 2nd Weather Group delivers timely, relevant and specialized terrestrial, space and climatological global environmental intelligence to Joint warfighters, DoD decision-makers, national agencies, and allied nations for the planning and execution of missions across the complete spectrum of military operations through the operation, sustainment and maintenance of Air Force Weather's $277M strategic center computer complex, production network, and applications. The 2nd WXG is comprised of the 2d Systems Operations Squadron, 2nd Weather Squadron and 16th Weather Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., the 2d Combat Weather Systems Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla., and the 14th Weather Squadron in Asheville, N.C. It also includes four solar observatories which fall under the 2nd WS: Det. 1, Learmonth, Australia; Det. 2, Sagamore Hill, Mass.; Det. 4, Holloman AFB, N.M.; and Det. 5, Kaena Point, Hawaii.

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Det. 1, Learmonth, Australia
Det. 2, Sagamore Hill, Mass.
Det. 3, Wright-Patterson, Ohio
Det. 4, Holloman AFB, N.M.
Det. 5, Kaena Point, Hawaii
OL-A, Fort G. Meade, Md.
OL-B, Camp Springs, Md.
OL-K, Norman, Okla.
OL-P, Boulder, Colo.
OL-S, Shriever, Colo.
San Vito Solar Observatory, San Vito, Italy
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