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
KevinLavin@airweaassn.org 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
The new Director of Air Force Weather has been selected
and is expected to arrive in mid August 2021. Brig Gen
Charles “Brian” McDaniel will be the next AF/A3W. Gen
McDaniel is currently the Commander of the NATO Airborne
Early Warning and Control Force, E-3A Component at
Geilenkirchen Air Base, Germany.
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.