Post Tagged with: "weather"


Master Sgt. Matthew DeLuca, 21st Operational Weather Squadron flight chief, performs a quality check on a joint operation 
area forecaster Jan. 23 on Ramstein. The 21st OWS tracks weather patterns to provide commanders and operators with accurate, timely and relevant support for joint and combined operations across U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command to ensure the safety of cargo, aircraft and lives.

21st OWS keeps eyes on skies

Story and photo by Airman Dymekre Allen
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

A bright, sunny day at work can turn chaotic in an instant with strong winds that can tip vehicles, hail and lightning powerful enough to damage large aircraft.

February 20, 2014 ×


Season brings safety to forefront

by Col. Leslie Smith
86th Airlift Wing vice commander

Now that the warm days of summer are quickly becoming a distant memory, the coolness of October reminds us it is time to start planning for a safe winter. As crazy as the weather can be here, it’s never too soon to make sure you’re ready.

October 10, 2013 ×


Staff Sgt. Raymond Rugenstein, 86th Operations Support Squadron weather flight weather 
forecaster, reads a hand-held manual weather sensor.

Predicting the unpredictable

Photos by Senior Airman Jose L. Leon
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Airmen from the 86th Operations Support Squadron weather flight provide weather forecasts, warnings, watches and conditions for the KMC and worldwide through meteorological and aviation networks.

October 3, 2013 ×