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1 The Air Force Weather Agency Lt. Gen Thomas S. Moorman Building Col Don Shannon 2 nd Weather Group/CC

2 Aim High…Fly, Fight, Win Overview AFWA Mission and Organization AFWA’s Unique DoD Missions Back-up for COPC Partners Data Sharing with COPC Partners 2

3 Aim High…Fly, Fight, Win 3 AFWA Mission/Vision Mission: Maximizing America’s Power through the Exploitation of Timely, Accurate, and Relevant Weather Information; Anytime, Everywhere F-22 Atlas V EELV Launch C-17 HH-60 / Pararescue Mission in Afghanistan Vision: World Class Airmen, Delivering Innovative and Leading-Edge Weather Capabilities to Win the Fight...Today and Tomorrow.

4 Aim High…Fly, Fight, Win 4 AFWA Organizational Structure 16 GSUs 1109 Authorizations A3 Offutt AFB 10 / 27 / 17 / 54 A3 Offutt AFB 10 / 27 / 17 / OWS Scott AFB, IL 10 / 111 / 14 / OWS Scott AFB, IL 10 / 111 / 14 / OWS D-M AFB, AZ 10 / 120 / 14 / OWS D-M AFB, AZ 10 / 120 / 14 / OWS Barksdale AFB, LA 11 / 148 / 15 / OWS Barksdale AFB, LA 11 / 148 / 15 / 174 OL-K (ROC) Norman, OK 3 / 4 / 11 / 19 OL-K (ROC) Norman, OK 3 / 4 / 11 / 19 2 WS Offutt AFB 10 / 125 / 14 / WS Offutt AFB 10 / 125 / 14 / SYOS Offutt AFB 2 / 45 / 101 / SYOS Offutt AFB 2 / 45 / 101 / WS Offutt AFB 10 / 13 / 32 / WS Offutt AFB 10 / 13 / 32 / WS Asheville, NC 5 / 28 / 25 / WS Asheville, NC 5 / 28 / 25 / 58 2 CWSS Hurlburt Fld, FL 3 / 45 / 1 / 49 2 CWSS Hurlburt Fld, FL 3 / 45 / 1 / 49 2nd Weather Group Offutt AFB 32 / 259 / 176 / 467 2nd Weather Group Offutt AFB 32 / 259 / 176 / 467 A5/8 Offutt AFB 13 / 10 / 27 / 50 A5/8 Offutt AFB 13 / 10 / 27 / 50 FOA Commander Offutt AFB, NE 3 / 2 / 2 / 7 FOA Commander Offutt AFB, NE 3 / 2 / 2 / 7 A6 Offutt AFB 0 / 12 / 17 / 29 A6 Offutt AFB 0 / 12 / 17 / 29 CC Staff: DP, DS, FM, IG Offutt AFB 1 / 6 / 15 / 22 CC Staff: DP, DS, FM, IG Offutt AFB 1 / 6 / 15 / 22 Contractors Contractors Offutt AFB 202 Contractors Contractors Offutt AFB OWS Shaw AFB, SC 9 / 56 / 10 / OWS Shaw AFB, SC 9 / 56 / 10 / SPTS/OWF D-M AFB, AZ 3 / 27 / 0 / SPTS/OWF D-M AFB, AZ 3 / 27 / 0 / OWS Kapaun AS, GE 13 / 139 / 2 / OWS Kapaun AS, GE 13 / 139 / 2 / OWS JB Hickam, HI 13 / 107 / 17 / OWS JB Hickam, HI 13 / 107 / 17 / 137 1st Weather Group Offutt AFB 37 / 386 / 56 / 479 (876) 1st Weather Group Offutt AFB 37 / 386 / 56 / 479 (876) PAD 14-03

5 Aim High…Fly, Fight, Win 5 AFWA Organizational Structure

6 Aim High…Fly, Fight, Win 6 Vice CSAF Memo, 3 Oct 14 Develop a program action directive (PAD) to realign the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA), a FOA of AF/A3/5, to Air Combat Command and re-designate it as 557th Weather Wing. Prior to re-alignment, select AFWA resources will be realigned to AFMC, AFSPC, and AETC via Memoranda of Agreement to support the transfer of acquisition and training missions from AFWA to the respective MAJCOMs. PAD will be completed no later than 1 Jan Tasked organization: AF/A3/5 (PAD 14-03) Effective date: as specified in PAD

7 Aim High…Fly, Fight, Win Headquarters Air Force AF Life Cycle Management Center Air Combat Command Air Education & Training Command Air Force Weather Agency Reorganization 7 Air Force Weather Agency  Strategic Policy  Interagency Coordination  Lead Command Management of Weather Equipment  New Requirements Generation  Planning, Programming, Budget and Execution  Development and Acquisition of New Weather Systems  Air Force Weather Training  Operational Weather Squadrons  High Performance Computing  Modeling and Simulation  Space Weather Analysis and Forecasting  Climate Services  Weather Observation Assimilation and Dissemination

8 Aim High…Fly, Fight, Win Air Force Weather Agency Reorganization 8 Headquarters Air Force  Strategic Policy  Interagency Coordination AF Life Cycle Management Center Development, Acquisition, and Sustainment of Weather Systems Air Combat Command  Lead Command Management of Weather Equipment  New Requirements Generation  Planning, Programming, Budget and Execution Air Education &Training Command Air Force Weather Training 557th Weather Wing (Specialized Mission Wing)  Operational Weather Squadrons  High Performance Computing  Modeling and Simulation  Space Weather Analysis and Forecasting  Climate Services  Weather Observation Assimilation and Dissemination Air Force Weather Agency 12 AF

9 Aim High…Fly, Fight, Win Air Force Weather Agency Reorganization th Weather Wing 12 AF Air Combat Command Headquarters Air Force Department of Defense

10 Aim High…Fly, Fight, Win 10 AFWA’s Unique DoD Missions 24/7 operational support for Intelligence Community Global cloud analysis and forecast modeling Global meso-scale NWP for USAF & US Army ops Operate global network of solar observatories Holloman, Learmonth, San Vito, Kaena Point, Sagamore Hill Generate 24/7 space environment analyses and forecasts for: JSpOC, NORAD, Space Operators, DoD HF and GPS users DoD mission tailored analyses, alerts, and warnings USAF/DoD’s forecast center for airborne volcanic ash products to include text advisories and graphical products USAF/DoD’s climate monitoring, analysis, and prediction Global snow cover/snow depth analyses American Forces Network (AFN) Weather Center Produce shows tailored to DoD/DoS deployed/stationed OCONUS

11 Aim High…Fly, Fight, Win 11 Backup with COPC Partners – FY 14 Storm Prediction Center/Aviation Weather Center (AWC) Backup provided by 15 OWS (Scott AFB, IL) SPC real world backups in past year – 1 (3 stand-by instances) AWC real world backups in past year – 0 Live backup tests – 5 (3 for AWC, 2 for SPC) AWC COOP at AFWA – Annual, Jan 14 (1 shift; four people) Space Weather Prediction Center (bi-directional backup) Backup provided by 2 WS (Offutt AFB); liaison officer w/in SWPC Real world backups in past year – 4; successful backup exercises – 0 NESDIS – Washington Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Backup provided by 2 WS (Offutt AFB, NE) Real world backups in past year – 3; successful backup exercises – 12

12 Aim High…Fly, Fight, Win 12 Data Sharing with COPC Partners – FY 14 Telecommunications Operations Center (TOC) AFWA provides military obs (if on the releasable list), TAFs, and bulletins TOC provides WMO obs, TAFs, bulletins, RAOBs, aircraft reports, and NEXRAD Level 2 / Level 3 data TOC provides failover of Circuit 78Y2 (A/N) if primary COPC comm fails; occurred twice this year for total of 5 days NCEP AFWA provides CONUS / NH ensembles to the Weather Prediction Center WWMCA cloud model analysis to the Environmental Modeling Center for cloud verification GEPS post-processed ensemble members NCEP provides GFS, NAM, NUOPC global ensemble members

13 Aim High…Fly, Fight, Win 13 Data Sharing with COPC Partners – FY 14 NESDIS AFWA provides WWMCA, SnowDepth, and SSM/I AFWA provides DMSP support to the Satellite Operations Control Center Planning, launch, and early orbit testing for F19 NESDIS provides S-NPP/JPSS data; Aqua and Terra MODIS METOP A and B; NOAA 15/16/18, and 19 MTSAT; Meteosat 7; and GOES E/W and Nrn/Srn hemisphere winds NOAA polar orbiting scheduling text files DMSP data collection/delivery above 99% mission success rate

14 Aim High…Fly, Fight, Win 14 Data Sharing with COPC Partners – FY 14 FNMOC AFWA data shipped to FNMOC NESDIS’ S-NPP Data and Feature Track Winds DMSP data and scheduling text files Alphanumeric observational data 20km MEPS ensemble data and WWMCA cloud model analysis FNMOC data shipped to AFWA NAVGEM, SST, and Wave Watch 3 model data Processed SSM/I data NAVO AFWA relays observations and S-NPP data

15 Aim High…Fly, Fight, Win Questions? 15


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