YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Staff Sgt. Daniel Hayes set up a tactical meteorological observation system during training at the flightline here. The system is a collection of weather sensors connected to a computer and Iridium data modem that measure cloud base, surface pressure, temperatures, dew points, wind speed and density altitude. It provides near-real-time mission-critical weather date to war planners and decision makers. The sergeant is a member of the 374th Operations Support Squadron combat weather team here.
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Val Gempis
November 2, 2012
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