Weather - 1W0X1 - Air Force Careers
(1W0X1) Air Force Weather
QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY (PER AIR FORCE WEBSITE)
High school diploma, GED with 15 college credits, or GED
Completion of the weather initial skills course
Ability to speak distinctly Visual acuity correctible to 20/20
Completion of a current National Agency Check, Local Agency Checks and Credit
Completion of 8.5 weeks of Basic Military Training
Must be between the ages of 17 and 39
Technical Training: 146 days
Technical School Location: Keesler AFB MS
Status Upon Completion of Technical School: CCAF Degree with credits earned towards Weather Operations.
Job Description: Airman with the AFSC 1W0X1 (Weather Technician) observe, record, and disseminate weather data and information. Weather Technicians use fixed and deployable meteorological sensors to measure and evaluate atmospheric and space weather conditions. They also use satellite and radar imagery, computer generated graphics, and weather communication equipment and instruments to analyze atmospheric and space data and information in order to forecast atmospheric and space weather conditions. Then, they will issues warnings and advisories to alert users to mission-critical weather if imminent or even possible. Weather Technicians understanding the weather analysis and data to enhance combat operations and training is part of the weather specialists skill set. The Air Force Weather Specialist tailors and communicates weather information to meet operational requirements and manages weather operations.