Naval Weather Service Association (NWSA)



An association of Aerographers & Mates,
Meteorologists & Oceanographers

AGs at Work 2

(After the 1960s)
 Candid Photos of "Weather Guessers"



YouTube Video Tour of METOC, USS Carl Vinson,

22 January, 2012 

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Submitted by AGC(AW) Rose (Bonczek) Wibbing, USN (Ret)
Photos above & right from 1971
Submitted by Berl Meyer
OA Division, USS Enterprise
Preparing for Command Briefing (U.S. Navy photo)
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Ray Campbell Tuning the Fax
Meteorological Instrument Consule
Diego Garcia 1976
Weather Crew (in Shelling uniforms)
Submitted by AGC Fay Crossley, USN RET
Floor tile reads, "100 MB or Bust".

USS Guam (LPH-9) Radiosonde Pictures

 (Above & Below)

 Submitted by Robert Browning

Swivel (up/down) SMQ-1 Antenna
USS Guam (LPH-9) Med 1985
Submitted by Sam Ragsdate via Facebook (shown at his favoriate position on board)
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An Aerographer’s Mate uses a AN/PMQ-3 anemometer to measure wind speed and direction on the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) during Fleet Ex ’90. U.S. Navy photo by JO3 Oscar Sosa for public release.

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Assigned VP-30, IOC 2013

Submitted by LCDR Bruce DeWald USN RET

Hand-held Anemometer

AG's aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) fill a weather balloon and prepare it for release during underway operations.

OA Div. USS Hancock 1970-71 Cruise

Weather Recon Squadron Four (VW-4)

WP3-A (BUNO 149674) 1973

From Ron Jones Facebook Photos

FWC Guam Track Team 1973
AG3 Zoff Using the Wheel, USS Forrestal, mid 70s
AG A School - Lakehurst, NJ - 1975 
Using teletype during lab final phase of A School.
(Photo courtesy of Dave Stewart) .
AG A School Lakehurst 1976
AGC Hafer Instructing
(Above and Below)
Photos courtesy of Dave Stewart

OA Div., USS JFK 1981-1982, Instrument Panel

Getting Ready to Take OB in Bering Sea
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Jeremy Hawkins (Center) IA Combat Training, FT Jackson, SC
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Djibouti Two Man Weather Team


AGCS Moore Memorial Run FWC San Diego Dec. 2012
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Arabian Gulf (Apr. 16, 2004) – An Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class measures wind speed and direction on the signal bridge aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73). The Norfolk, Va.-based nuclear powered aircraft carrier was on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Janice Kreischer.
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Chief Aerographer's Mate Asya Andrews reviews model data team onboard USS America to assess impacts of a developing tropical depression in the South China Sea. Her team is developing highly-advanced precision meteorological tools to enhance warfighter capability and protect ISR assets. (U.S. Navy photo)