A Weather Apprentice in the United States Air Force helps to make sure there are no surprises for the troops on the ground and in the air. Your support of the rest of the fighting unit starts with qualifying for the training program. Skills and education in weather will help you to land a fulfilling job working with weather systems for the United States Air Force.
Duties as a Weather Apprentice
Your duties will include making sure you read different pieces of weather equipment including Doppler radar weather imagery, computerized weather prediction models, climatology reports and weather satellite imagery. You will work in one of the eight different weather squadrons the US Air Force has located across the globe. You may also be assigned to a base to help in combat weather team support. You will help to make sure your unit knows all elements which will work for and against them in battle.
Training and Career Opportunities
The majority of the training you will receive as a Weather Apprentice in the United States Air Force will be hands on. You will also undergo training including college-level education on the basic concepts of meteorology. You will also be trained to use the advanced equipment which makes early detection of weather systems possible.
Once you have mastered everything involved in being a Weather Apprentice you will be eligible to pursue career advancements. You will also have the skills which will make you demand should you decide to leave the Air Force. The training you will receive will make you qualified to work for news stations and meteorology stations around the world.