Weather - 1W0X1 - Air Force Careers

(1W0X1) Air Force Weather


QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY (PER AIR FORCE WEBSITE)

MINIMUM EDUCATION

  • High school diploma, GED with 15 college credits, or GED

ASVAB REQUIREMENTS

  • General; Electronics

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.