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Meeting Minutes

Meteorology and the Military - How Oregon's weather warriors support the nation in peacetime and in war

Feb 13th, 2013


On Saturday, February 13th 2012, approximately 100 Oregon AMS members and guests were invited to a "members only" meeting hosted by 123rd Weather Flight (123WF) with the Oregon Air National Guard at the Portland Air National Guard base.

Scheduled Events included: Meeting Program.pdf

* Welcome & Opening Remarks - Steve Pierce, Oregon AMS President
* Brigadier General Steven D. Gregg, Commander, Oregon Air National Guard
* Colonel Michael T. Bieniewicz, Commander, Combat Operations Group Air National Guard 101
* Lieutenant Colonel Matthew K. Doggett, Commander, 123rd Weather Flight Air Force Weather history
* Senior Master Sergeant Christopher C. Payne, Superintendent, 123rd Weather Flight Air Force Weather training and operations
* Technical Sergeant Nathaniel B. Christy, 125th Special Tactics Squadron Special Operations Weather Team (SOWT)
* Audience Question/Answer Session with Presenters
* Tour of a real fighter jet, pending no training being conducted that day.

Photos by Phil Pasteris - link and Tyler Mode - link

Microsoft Powerpoint (.pps file extension) viewer download (click here)