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10TH COMBAT WEATHER SQUADRON

Posted 4/27/2009 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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10th CWS
10th Combat Weather Squadron. The alternating Air Force yellow and black background of the disk represent the role of combat weather forces in combat operations, day or night. The yellow lettering signifies the excellence required by Air Force personnel. The ultramarine/reflex blue border represents our faith in, and allegiance to the Air Force. The white parachute represents the requirement for all individuals of the 10th Combat Weather Squadron to be jump qualified, and the superimposed white dagger links us to our chain of command, the 720thSpecial Tactics Group, Air Force Special Operations Command, and US Special Operations Command. The ultramarine/reflex blue and black wind vane links us to our predecessor, the 10th Weather Squadron. The three lightning bolts represent rapid response of special operations weather forces during contingencies and are: blue representing Air Force, green representing Army, and purple representing joint operations.
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Mission
The unit trains, equips and employs combat weather personnel to conduct weather operations worldwide as attached elements to US Army Special
Operations Command units or other special operations forces.

The functions include providing detailed environmental operational impact
analyses, generating mission-tailored target and route forecasts, conducting special weather reconnaissance and training foreign national or guerrilla forces.

Lineage
Constituted 10th Weather Squadron on 15 Jun 1942. Activated on 24 Jun 1942. Inactivated on 3 Jul 1946. Activated on 1 Jun 1948. Inactivated on 20 May 1952. Activated on 16 Jun 1966. Organized on 8 Jul 1966. Inactivated on 30 Sep 1975. Redesignated10th Combat Weather Squadron and activated on 1 Apr 1996.

Emblem Significance
The alternating Air Force yellow and black background of the disk represent the role of combat weather forces in combat operations, day or night. The yellow lettering signifies the excellence required by Air Force personnel. The ultramarine/reflex blue border represents our faith in, and allegiance to the Air Force. The white parachute represents the requirement for all individuals of the 10th Combat Weather Squadron to be jump qualified, and the superimposed white dagger links us to our chain of command, the 720th Special Tactics Group, Air Force Special Operations Command, and US Special Operations Command. The ultramarine/reflex blue and black wind vane links us to our predecessor, the 10th Weather Squadron. The three lightning bolts represent rapid response of special operations weather forces during contingencies and are: blue representing Air Force, green representing Army, and purple representing joint operations.


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