The Air Force has a variety of missions that involve the need to know what the weather is at a given time as well as being able to forecast what the coming weather environment will be. This calls for the Enlisted Air Force Weather Apprentice. Weather Apprentices that are serving in the Air Force work to analyze incoming weather information and data, provide accurate up to date weather information, and to provide forecasts to military and civilian service personnel. You will have instruction and training on how to read and interpret various different digital and computerized systems that aid you in forecasting the Weather.
Knowing what the weather will be seems like a relatively simple job specialty but it is actually both a science and an art. Working in the position of Air Force Weather Apprentice you will have advanced college level training and instruction on a wide variety of different related and weather influenced subjects. The Air Force Weather Apprentices uses a system of training that allows him to utilize equipment, observations and training to try and predict what the weather will be. The Job of Air Force Weather Forecaster and Weather Apprentice is a challenging job choice, but one that has a lot of satisfaction as you begin to learn how to make mother nature work for you. You will learn how to analyze and forecast different weather elements such as atmospheric wind, pressure, visibility, clouds, Doppler radar images, satellite images, and precipitation measurement amounts. You have a number of different possible jobs as an Air Force Weather Technician. You could be responsible to collect weather data while attached to a combat weather unit, or you could be assigned to an Army Aviation wing, or Army Ground Combat Weather Station. Being able to share and report information readily is a good job skill to have and is one that if you are selected to serve as an Army Weather Apprentice then you will have to be very much a good communicator, and relate what your unit is in store for weather wise. One of the skills that you will gain will be to learn how to operate and use a radar weather console and how to properly use a Pilot to Metro high frequency type radio.
Weather is an issue that affects everyone?s lives from civilians to active duty military personnel, from the food that is brought to market in our local supermarket to the missions and flight schedules of military active duty units. After training as an Air Force Weather Apprentice you are typically assigned to one of eight different worldwide Air force Weather squadrons.