Weather Warriors in Iraq

Mills, Thomas
April 2008
Soldiers;Apr2008, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p27
The article details the processes and functions of the U.S. Army Support Weather Unit. According to Master Sargeant John Michael, the unit gives weather details to guide helicopter pilots in missions. Forecasters collect daily weather updates and transmit the data to a central hub in the U.S. Forecasts are then sent back to the appointed locations.


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