Roster Updated April 2021!
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June 1987 AWS Observer!
Celebrating 50 years.
Go back 25
years in our history
Lost Members -
Do you know where any of them are? Updated April 2021
To help remember and honor our fallen weather warriors
on MEMORIAL DAY 2021,
member Craig Kirwin produced a video,
https://youtu.be/j_1gv8nzxq4 showing names and many
Craig has been researching the fallen
warriors of USAAF and USAF Weather Personnel for many
years and has found many more for this video since the
last printed list in
Guide on the planes used during World WarII... https://www.titlemax.com/articles/cars-tanks-airplanes-of-wwii/
Thanks to Corinne Kimball for
HQ USAF Outstanding Air Force Individual and Unit Awards for 2020
announced 1/27/2021. Read it
Individual winners receive the AWA John and Barbara Collens Award.
The first digital only publication of the USAF THOR'S NOTAM Weather
Airman's Magazine is now available to interested AWA members thanks
to the Hq USAF Acting Director of Weather and his Staff! It contains
information on current programs and future plans from key staff
members at HAF/A3W, a farewell message from the USAF Director of
Weather, Mr. Ralph Stoffler, and much more. Thanks to all those who
contributed to the magazine! It is filed as a pdf document at:
Comments and questions regarding the magazine information
can be sent to
email@example.com for assistance in getting the information to
the correct OPR.
The AWA 2020 Reunion was cancelled early due to the Covid-19
pandemic and its many ramifications. The AWA reunions are
normally held in the even numbered years. The Board of Directors
would appreciate any suggestions on where/when the next reunion
should be held.
2020 News to include the list of 2019 award winners
AF/A3W WEATHER GRAM - 8 June 2020 - USAF Director of Weather
upgrade to 1 Star in 2021Weather Airmen,
The contributions of
your Air Force Weather career field to our nation’s defense have
been immense, and will continue to be in the future. Your impressive
efforts to integrate environmental intelligence to mitigate threats,
gain asymmetric advantage, and optimize
warfighter ops on land,
in the air, in space, and cyberspace have proven critical to
enabling the National Defense Strategy.
Therefore, given the
dynamic nature of the global security situation, CSAF has made the
decision to lead AF Weather with a uniformed General Officer. Given
the intense technical and scientific demands of the global weather
mission, our valued senior civilian Airmen will remain key to this
warfighting imperative and assist the Director of Weather at the
executive level. The estimated timeline for appointment of a
Brigadier General to lead AF Weather is the summer of 2021. I have
been asked to delay retirement and continue serving as Acting
Director of Weather until then to provide a smooth transition; what
a humbling honor, yes, of course!
Thank you for your continued
outstanding service to our nation; remain proud of how your AF
Weather operations are enabling mission success every day!
Give ’em Hail!
GARY B. KUBAT, Col, USAF, Acting Director of
Weather, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations
Air Force Deputy to
latest award winners, interesting info from members, and more
Forecaster Memo 300-005 now online
Single Station Analysis &
Conversion Tables, Miscellaneous Charts
Organizational Chart from Feb 1949
A History of the Military Polar Orbiting Meteorological Satellite
Ret. Col. Roy Brunner had the honor of
cutting the cake at the Saturday Dinner. He gave an amazing
talk about changes in weather since WWII. His talk is
available on YouTube through the link below.
The video is about 4 1/2 minutes and he
received a standing ovation. It is worth the time.
YouTube video of Roy Brunner
AWA REUNION pictures. Click
on Reunion Pics from left side menu.
Air Force Weather Agency redesignated as
557th Weather Wing
Force Weather: Our Heritage, 1937-2012 Second Edition now
Service: A Brief History 1937-1991 now available as well.
Contains information not covered in
any other history booklet.
the 8th Air
A series of Vietnam photos
courtesy of the Pete Micale collection.
Take a look here.
The Library section has been completely revamped to
include links to all available printed material along
with many new folders containing over 1000 images from
our past. Some of these images are before World
War I with images from World War II, Korea, Vietnam,
Aircraft, Weather Instruments and Equipment and more.
Use the "Library" link on the left side menu to begin
Searching for WWII information?
Try this link.
26WS photos circa
1944-45 courtesy Craig Kirwin
Phillips Airfield, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD in 1955
from Soc Trang, Vietnam taken by Ken Daly back in 1964-1965.
The Air Weather Association is now on
Want to see what the weather business was like in
the early 1940's?
Many interesting images were found in the Library of Congress
archives and have been put together here.
The vast majority are of the Weather Bureau offices that were and to
a certain extent still are at Reagan National Airport in Washington
D.C. You can take a trip
back in time here.
AFB images. Courtesy of Ed Taggart
16, 18th WS, Bordeaux France. Courtesy Bob Edwards
A pictorial series from
Korea, some during the
120 photographs from WW
II and before...many illustrate pieces of weather equipment.
Received several C-130 pictures of
former WC-130's that have begun new lives!
AFWA History office has sent us numerous cd's with lots of
historical information and images that are being cataloged here.
The first set to be stored is a
1st Weather Wing history from 1954 to
1968. We also have, so far, a set of images that all have
aircraft in them. Many are from the
55th, 56th and 58th Weather
Recon Squadrons. No info is available other than the image
so if you can provide some details, we will add that to the image. The images have been shrunk down for the web but we have
the high quality images available. If you would like any of
the images sent to you, please contact the
Thanks to the AFWA History folks for giving us
a great deal of information during the reunion. A partial listing has
been added with more to come soon. They put together an "Air
Force Weather Professional Reading List" on CD-ROM that is now
available here for the first time. These files are quite large
and will take some time to download. All are in Adobe PDF
format. Click here for the latest.
AFWA complied a "Heritage Celebration" video that was previewed at
the Omaha reunion banquet. The video is available as a Windows
and as a Real Player download video.
Also available as a streaming video.
You will need Macromedia Flash to view the streaming video.
AFWA History office put together
picture postcards for table decorations at the banquet. Here
are the complete series of photos throughout the years.
See them here!
Weather Tech Manual
list and Equipment Listing
Hurricane Katrina - Stories,
Pictures, Links and More...
Chief Justice Rehnquist - AWA
The Air Weather
Association (AWA), a nonprofit, all volunteer association of nearly
5,000 past and present members of US Air Force Weather units including
ANG, USAFR and US Army Air Corps units, salutes all individuals
presently serving in US Air Force Weather units.
Please know that we support you and your mission. We thank you for
your great work, your sacrifices and those of your families, and for
your commitment to duty, honor, country.
We send best wishes to you and your families for good health,
safety, happiness and for great success in all endeavors worldwide.
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roster. Please include your name in your request so it can be checked
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Help Feed the Hungry
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the request of many AWA members, a
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