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Meet the gray berets, elite weather experts in the US military | Accuweather
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Meet the gray berets, elite weather experts in the US military | Accuweather

Among the millions of veterans who serve in the U.S. armed forces are a group of specially trained meteorologists, aerographers and oceanographers who provide critical weather information for military operations.

Weather information is indispensable when it comes to carrying out the military actions the U.S. military employs across the world.

While the National Weather Service (NWS) was founded in 1870 by president Ulysses S. Grant under a signed, joint congressional order through the Department of War, weather forecasting as we know it was not advanced enough at the time beyond basic meteorological observation and analysis.

“The U.S. Army Weather Service originated in 1917 to provide the American Expeditionary Forces with all the meteorological information needed; and to undertake special investigations in military meteorology and related problems,” according to the U.S. Air Force.

Source: Meet the gray berets, elite weather experts in the US military | Accuweather