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Roster Updated January 2014!

June 1987 AWS Observer!
Celebrating 50 years.

Go back 25 years in our history

Lost Members - Do you know where any of them are? Updated January 2014


AWA Reunion 2014 Fast Approaching!

 The Charleston reunion is less than a month away.  Please send in your registration form ASAP.

Reunion plans are now published in the January 2014 AWA Newsletter.  If you only need to print the registration form and not the entire newsletter, you can find the form here. 

To find out some of the many things to see and do in the Charleston area in addition to the tours already set up. please visit the Charleston page.

Location:  Charleston, South Carolina

When:  April 30 to 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.)

Hotel:  Inn Place Hotel  (formerly a Sheraton Hotel), 4770 Goer Drive, North Charleston SC 29406
Phone: 1-888-747-1900 

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.

About Charleston:

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

 Visit  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 submarine), and City Market . 

View the Downtown Charleston Trolley Map here.

While it is too far away to be part of the reunion, the 8th Air Force Museum  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 suggestions at    A Golf outing is being scheduled for Friday morning, 2 May and the planners would appreciate knowing earliest how many players are interested; email

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  
Air Force Weather 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 to request the lithograph.

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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