Technical Sergeant Steve Russell and WFO San Angelo WSR-88D Program Leader Terry Huber (center) and MIC Steve Lyons (far right) pose with Dyess AFB radar team (Photo: WFO San Angelo)
(Feb. 28, 2012) - WFO San Angelo Meteorologist-in-Charge Steve Lyons recently presented a Department of Commerce Certificate of Recognition to the Dyess Air Force Base 7th Communications Squadron Radar Maintenance team.
The presentation was made during a unit radar committee meeting at the forecast office. Technical Sergeant Steve Russell accepted the certificate which recognized the squadron for "Years of Outstanding Support to the National Weather Service and its Critical Mission of protecting Life and Property". The team maintains the Dyess AFB WSR-88D under the designation KDYX.
Following the meeting, the Air Force team was given a tour of the forecast office and received a brief overview and demonstration of the master system control function for KDYX.
Part of the Dyess Air Force Base 7th Bomb Wing, the communications squadron provides communications-electronics maintenance on meteorological and navigational aid systems, the Doppler weather radar and land mobile and air traffic control radios.
The unit also provides information systems services including computer network, telephone and mail support and protection and planning for all communications and information systems; as well as visual information services including graphic, photographic and video support.
Dyess AFB hosts a community of 15,000 service personnel and family members, including 5,500 members assigned to the 7th Bomb Wing, 317th Airlift Group and 11 associated units.