During Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Response (HA/DR) Operations in Nepal, CWO2 Lester, acting as Joint Task Force 505 Joint METOC
Officer (JMO), submitted an Urgent Universal Needs Statement (U-UNS) prompting service-wide review of lightweight meteorological sensors that could operate in austere locations such as the Himalayan Mountains.
It quoted a retired naval general as saying the naval METOC
kept highly classified information such as mapping and charting publications of the meteorological and oceanographic battle environment.
James Berdeguez, USN, Director, Oceanography Operations for Mine Warfare, Naval Oceanography Operations Command, "New METOC
Challenges in the Future Mine Warfare Environment," 9 May 2007; and William Klein, L3 Communications, "Mine and Underwater lED (UIED) Threat to Piers, Berths, and Approaches," 9 May 2007.
The AF Combat Climatology Center (a part of AFWA), located in Asheville, North Carolina, could be a likely organization in which to house this function, especially given their collocation with the National Climatic Data Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Navy's Fleet Numerical METOC
Initially, this was in the form of hand drawn analyses of an iso-surface of some METOC
detachments are located at all naval air facilities and selected other bases.
, intelligence, networks, communications, and space," he said.
We all know too well there is an increased number of unmanned METOC
facilities throughout the continental United States.
973-72-4083, and on the Marine Corps Tactical METOC
Fusion Cell website at: SIPRNET: http:// metoc.
In fact, the pilot had no idea the METOC
folks even produced such a product for flight planning.
had briefed the weather would be "scattered to broken clouds from 8,000 to 25,000 feet, with scattered rain showers in the central and western portions of the AOR.
Our communities include intelligence, METOC
(meteorology and oceanography), information warfare, information professional, and the space cadre, and we now have roughly 45,000 people--military (officer and enlisted) and civilian--working hard to achieve our goals.