AWA REUNION 2016 Plans & Hotel
Plan now to
join many other AWA members, their spouses and guests for the next
biennial Air Weather Association reunion, Wednesday 27 April to
Sunday 1 May 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. The reunion hotel will
be the Drury Plaza Hotel San
Antonio Riverwalk at 105 South St. Mary’s Street, San Antonio,
TX 78205. Here is a direct link to the hotel we will be at;
Plaza San Antonio Riverwalk
Be sure to use the code
Please reserve hotel rooms by April 6, 2016 to obtain the AWA
Reunion discount daily rate of $115 + tax (currently 16.75%) for
single/double; $125 + tax for triple; or $135 + tax for quad
discounted room rates will be available 3 days prior and post the
reservations by phone at Drury Plaza Hotel reservations,
1-800-325-0720. Be sure to mention our group number:
reservations can also be made online at
www.druryhotels.com and entering the group number
includes a daily hot breakfast, 5:30 evening happy hour (hot
food/cold beverages), free wireless Internet access, and soda and
popcorn from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm every night.
Valet parking only at $10.00 per car, per night. Note:
The hotel website states that parking is $21 per night but we are
contracted to get the $10 rate. You will receieve a note at
check-in with the correct rate.
Room cancellation policy is by 6:00 pm the day of arrival.
The Drury Plaza
Hotel has direct access to the San Antonio Riverwalk and offers
fitness center, heated outdoor rooftop pool/whirlpool and indoor
from the San Antonio airport is by taxi or shuttle.
Taxis will be approximately $25-$30 one way.
There is also a shuttle service provided by Go Shuttle which
departs every 15 minutes and costs $19 one way or $34 round trip per
with room reservations occur, please e-mail Tom Accola at:
email@example.com or call him at 321-544-3107 (cell).
More plans will
be posted on this website as they develop. Please help spread
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.
AWA Reunion 2014
goes into the history books.
January 2014 AWA Newsletter.
the 8th Air
NEW! A series of Vietnam photos
courtesy of the Pete Micale collection.
Take a look here.
NEW! Well, sort of. We just got
copies of several newsletters from 1994 up to 1999.
They are posted in the "Newsletters" section.
These additions are marked with an asterisk.
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
All reunion pictures have been moved to a new location.
We now have pictures from the reunions dating back to
Las Vegas in 2000, the 50th AND 75th Anniversary of Air
Force Weather. You will note that there are no
pictures from the 2008 reunion in Tacoma. If you
were there and would like to share your pictures, please
let us know. The pictures are now
May 2012 Newsletter (6 pages)
Feb 2012 Newsletter now available!
The May 2012
Newsletter has information on 75th Anniversary of Air Force Weather,
Reunion 2012, AWA & AFW Annual Awards, In Memoriam, AWA membership
info and application.
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
The Bone Yard -
courtesy of Dave Wilson
Dave Wilson's Photo Library - Check this out!
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
The ROSTER is now available online for
members only! You will have to get a username and password to view the
roster. Please include your name in your request so it can be checked
off the roster and then you will be e-mailed your username and password
in a text file. If the webmaster can't verify your name against the
roster, your access will not be approved.
Get your user ID and Password
now. Please keep in mind that the roster is a fluid document that
is continually under revision. It will be updated online periodically.
The revisions will have a date at the top of the pages to show when it
was last updated. Please DO NOT send any
changes (address, phone, etc.) to the webmaster. Any revisions to the
database need to be sent to the AWA Locator, Steve Walden, at: firstname.lastname@example.org