AWA Reunion 2014
The AWA Board of Directors is working hard to
finalize the plans for the next reunion.
The Hotel is set and tours are being finalized.
April 30 – May 4, 2014
(Wednesday is the usual arrival day and Sunday the departure day,
but attendees are most welcome to stay longer.
Attendees can also attend a shorter period.)
Inn Place Hotel
(formerly a Sheraton Hotel), 4770 Goer Drive,
North Charleston SC 29406
Room rate is $94 for Single/Double/Triple/Quad
plus 13.5% Tax.
Breakfast buffet is included and free Wi/Fi Internet access.
The group rate is available from April 27 through May 06 for
those wishing to come longer.
You MUST tell the hotel that you
are with the Air Weather Association to be sure to get the rate.
For the third consecutive year, Charleston has
been named Top U.S. City by Condé Nast Traveler Reader's Choice
Awards. Visit their web site to learn more about many things you can
do at www.charlestonly.com
for more information about things to do in the area.
Some tours under consideration are;
Magnolia Plantation and
Gardens, Patriots Point with the Yorktown aircraft carrier, Fort
Sumter, the Hunley (Civil War
View the Downtown Charleston Trolley Map here.
While it is too far away to be part of the reunion,
the 8th Air
located in Pooler, Ga (near Savannah) is approximately 110
miles from the hotel.
Please help spread the reunion news.
The planners would appreciate knowing your interest and
Golf outing is being scheduled for Friday morning, 2 May and the
planners would appreciate knowing earliest how many players are
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
The 2012 AWA reunion in Omaha was a great success.
We have received a lot of images and will be putting
them on the web shortly. To all who came, we loved
seeing you, to those that couldn't make it, we missed
At the reunion buffet dinner, 2 new board members were
added, Tom Accola and Al
Mongeon. We look forward to their fresh
ideas and helping the direction of the AWA into the
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
Lithograph is available -- The AFWA TOP III has the
lithograph for sale. The unsigned for $20 and the limited
edition signed by the artist for $30. Please contact the
AFWA Top III at
AFWATopIIIEC@offutt.af.mil to request the
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 imagess. 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: email@example.com