607th Weather Squadron
Elements of the United States Air Force provide weather support for the US Army and US Air Force during armistice conditions in Korea. Elements of the US Navy, US Marines, and Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) provide augmentation during exercises and contingencies. The 607th Weather Squadron (607WS) has overall responsibility for planning, providing, and/or arranging weather support. The 607WS commander is the Combined Meteorological and Oceanographic (METOC) Officer or CMO for the Korean theater. The 607 WS headquarters is located in building 1506 on Yongsan Main Post in Seoul, Republic of Korea (ROK).
The 607WS is functionally organized to provide weather support to Headquarters, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/US Forces Korea (UNC/CFC/USFK) and subordinate Air, Ground, Naval, Marine, and Special Operations Component Commands.
In-theater units provide weather support at 15 locations in the ROK. Nine locations support the US Army, four locations support the US Air Force and three units support combined/joint operations during exercises and contingencies. These units would be augmented by weather forces attached to and supporting inbound combat units in contingencies/war.
The 607WS at Yongsan AIN in Seoul is divided into three main functional areas: the USFK Theater Forecast Unit (TFU), staff support, and the weather team for the 17th Aviation Brigade. The TFU provides weather forecast products for Korea and the adjacent waters. The TFU personnel form the nucleus of the Combined Meteorological Forecast Unit (CMFU) during exercises/contingencies. The terms TFU and CMFU are interchangeable concerning products issued and support provided. Forecasters assigned to the TFU also prepare and present television and radio weather forecasts on the American Forces Korean Network (AFKN). The TFU is the regional briefing station for the Korean Theater of Operations. The 607WS staff areas of expertise include operations, forecasting, observing, plans, communications, mobility/ readiness, security, scientific services, administration, training, and logistics. The 607WS staff provides direct support to the UNC/CFC/USFK and Eighth United States Army (EUSA). They maintain liaison with US Navy weather support activities and also coordinate weather support with the 73rd Weather Group (73WG) of the ROK Air Force and the ROK Navy. The combat weather team provides briefing, observing, and staff weather support to the 17th Aviation Brigade, including limited observing support at H-208 helipad.
OL-A, 607 WS, at K-16/Seoul AB (RKSM), provides weather briefing, observing, and staff support to the 17th Aviation Brigade and 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment.
Detachment 1, 607 WS, at Camp Red Cloud, provides staff weather support to the 2nd Infantry Division (2ID).
OL-A, Detachment 1, 607 WS, at Camp Stanley (RKSX), provides limited duty briefing and observing support to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment of the 2ID Aviation Brigade.
OL-B, Detachment 1, 607 WS, at Camp Page (RKNC), provides limited duty briefing and observing support to the 1st Attack Helicopter Battalion, 2ID Aviation Brigade.
OL-C, Detachment 1, 607 WS, at Camp Stanton (KQFM), provides limited duty briefing and observing support to 2ID's 4th Squadron/7th Cavalry Regiment.
Detachment 2, 607 WS, at Camp Humphreys (RKSG), provides 24-hour observing, and limited duty briefing and staff support to the 6th Combat Brigade (Air Cavalry) and 3rd Squadron, 6th Combat Brigade Air Cavalry (6CBAC) and the 3rd and 751st Military Intelligence Battalions, and 2nd Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment.
OL-B, Detachment 2, 607 WS, at Camp Eagle (RKNW), provides limited duty observing and briefing support to the 1st Squadron, 6CBAC.
8 OSS/OSW, Kunsan Base Weather (RKJK), provides 24-hour observing and limited duty briefing and staff support to the 8th Fighter Wing.
51 OSS/OSW, Osan Base Weather (RKSO), provides 24-hour observing and limited duty briefing and staff support to the 51st Fighter Wing.
Koon-Ni Range Weather (RKSN) provides observing support to the Air-to-Ground Gunnery Range (AGGR).
607 COS/DOW, located in the Hardened Tactical Air Control Center (HTACC) at Osan AB, provides support to HQ 7th Air Force. During exercise/contingency operations, HTACC weather personnel provide support to the Air Component Command (ACC). The 607 COS/DOW is responsible for briefing support, staff liaison, and planning for ACC.
Command Post (CP) TANGO is the primary warfighting headquarters for the Korean theater. The CMFU deploys to CP TANGO during contingency operations. Some exercises are also supported from CP TANGO.
CP OSCAR is the warfighting headquarters for Eighth US Army (EUSA) and Armed Services Component Command (ASCC). The 607WS deploys a weather team during contingency operations and some exercises.
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