Naval Weather Service Association (NWSA)



An association of Aerographers & Mates,
Meteorologists & Oceanographers

Aerograph Articles 2018

Source: Aerograph November 2018

Submitted by CAPT Ace Trask, USN RET

General David Petraeus, USA RET

CAPT Frenchy Corbeille, USN RET

What are Navy aerographer’s mates? They proved vital to the fleet in Hampton Roads ahead of Florence

By Carson Davis

Southside Daily, Virginia Beach, VA, Sept. 20, 2018

Submitted by xAG3 Tony Mach, USN REL


YouTube Video

Submitted by LCDR Mike Gilroy, USN RET/ Past Pres.


Early Warning Squadron Four

YouTube Video

Submitted by LT John Berger, USN RET


YouTube video

(Turn up sound & take a Dramamine for this!)

Submitted by AG1 Irv Haynes, USNR RET


Reality Check: We Swore We Would Never Forget 9/11. But We Did.

MRCTV Video on Facebook

Submitted by AGC Clement St. Louis, USN RET

AG Flag Patch

Custom made Aerographer’s Mate Flag Patch. Velcro backed!! The patch comes in multiple colors and the size is 2.25″ x 3.5″. Normally, $6.00 – Currently on sale for $5.00

Source: Aerograph August 2018
Submitted by CAPT Ace Trask, USN RET


Watch the weather patterns world-wide over the seasons.  Look for the hurricanes/typhoons.
Submitted by LCDR Bruce DeWald, USN RET

New Surface Forces Instruction Restricts Who Can Earn a SWO Pin

By: Sam LaGrone

July 26, 2018 • Updated: July 27, 2018
(You may have to go to News, then search for "new surface forces instruction")

Source: Aerograph May 2018

Wall Street Journal Article, April 2, 2018
Submitted by LCDR Bruce DeWald, USN RET

Submited by AGCS Lloyd Corbett, USN RET

Submitted by CWO4 William Highlands, USN RET

Submitted by CAPT Ace Trask, USN RET

Wreckage of U.S. Aircraft Carrier Lexington Sunk in WWII Found


Navy’s Newest Supercarrier is Still Unreliable

Both submitted by AGCS Lloyd Corbett, USN RET

Submitted by Marty Diller via Mike Gilroy

Veteran Next Door - Ed Frandle Is on the Air


I am Ed Frandle AG1 served 8 years 1958 – 1966 and am a member of the NWSA having served on the Scholarship Comm. Our local TV station has a program the Veteran Next Door. I was interviewed a couple of months ago and the station just released it for broadcast Don’t know is this is something that would be of interest to the membership. It is also available on the internet at VeteranNextDoor – Ed Frandle. It is about 35 minutes in length.

Source: Aerograph February 2018

Submitted by xAG2 Edward Carlin, USN REL

Application Process for Veterans ID Card

To request a VIC, click here or, scroll to the bottom of the page, click on "Apply for Printed Veteran ID Card" and sign in or create an account. Veterans can check the status of their cards on the vet’s website as well, and should receive their card within 60 days.

Submitted by AGCS Lloyd Corbett, USN RET

In the coldest village on Earth:

How Cold Is It?

By Eli Rosenberg, Washington Post, Jan. 18 2018

Submitted by LCDR Bruce DeWald, USN RET   


Trick Question: If it is -40 degrees Celsius, how cold is it in Fahrenheit? Editor.



The Navy’s Indoor Ocean

Submitted by LCDR Bruce DeWald, USN RET


Website for Obtaining Cruise Books

Submitted by Bob Johnson, SE FL Chapt. 2nd V.P.

Why Sleep Matters to your Health

How to get a good night’s sleep

By Christine Lehmann, M.A., N.T.P.

FRA Today magazine, December 2017

Previous  Aerograph Articles of Interest 

CDR Don Cruse, USN RET
Historical Articles and Records


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Travel Via the Moon


Travel Articles on Various Subjects


Lloyd Corbett - The NWSA Project


Biographical Articles on AGs




Source: Aerograph May 2012

How to Simulate Being in the Navy


Submitted by AGCM Fred Baillie USN RET