I left Offutt AFB map factory for another map factory in Europe at 2nd Weather Squadron in Vogelweh (Army Barracks), Germany. I garnered experiences in hand-plotting local area work charts for weather forecasters. I became quite proficient at the art of plotting, and it was an art with speed; so much so I could plot a weather observation station model plot in the size of a dime. While in Germany, I was transferred to Zweibrucken Air Base and was afforded my first opportunity to put my limited observers skills to work; and was able to learn the fine art of weather observing. I found I enjoyed weather observing immensely, but my opportunity would be short lived as I was transferred in 1986, mid-tour, back to Offutt AFB, NE and Air Force Global Weather Central.
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