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AWA REUNION 2016 Plans & Hotel information

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. Marys Street, San Antonio, TX 78205. Here is a direct link to the hotel we will be at;  Drury Plaza San Antonio Riverwalk  Be sure to use the code 2246665.

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 accommodations.  The discounted room rates will be available 3 days prior and post the reunion.

Make room reservations by phone at Drury Plaza Hotel reservations, 1-800-325-0720. Be sure to mention our group number: 2246665.

Room reservations can also be made online at and entering the group number 2246665.

Guestroom rate 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 pool/whirlpool.

Transportation 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 person.

If problems with room reservations occur, please e-mail Tom Accola at: or call him at 321-544-3107 (cell).  

More plans will be posted on this website as they develop.  Please help spread the word.


Air Force Weather Agency redesignated as 557th Weather Wing

Air Force Weather: Our Heritage, 1937-2012 Second Edition now available!

Air Weather 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 Force Museum 

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 your visit.

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 located here. 

May 2012 Newsletter (6 pages)

Feb 2012 Newsletter now available!  Click here. 

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
 Photos from Phillips Airfield, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD in 1955
 Photos from Soc Trang, Vietnam taken by Ken Daly back in 1964-1965.

The Air Weather Association is now on facebookfacebook


If you aren't an AWA member yet, applications for the $9 Lifetime Membership are at  

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.

Harmon AFB images. Courtesy of Ed Taggart

Det 16, 18th WS, Bordeaux France.  Courtesy Bob Edwards

A pictorial series from Korea, some during the war.

Over 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! 

The 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 webmaster.

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 Media download 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 member

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.


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:

If you received your username and password, view the Roster now!
Please remember, the user name and password have a mix of UPPER and lower case letters along with special characters.  You must enter them exactly as they were sent to you.

Visit the Weather Recon web site for news about the Air Weather Reconnaissance Association (AWRA).

Visit the 6th Weather Squadron Alumni Association

Visit the Combat Weather Site for Special Forces news.  

Army Meteorology web site!  Packed with lots of good info.

 At the request of many AWA members, a Necrology (departures) section is added for the information of all members.  Submissions can be sent to the AWA Newsletter Editor at

Help Feed the Hungry

For more info, Contact  AWA Chairman, Kevin Lavin
For Locator info or Address change, Contact Steve Walden

AWA Webmaster  Jim DeCarufel

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