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203rd Weather Flight capabilities aide leadership at Iron Keystone 2024

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Ted Nichols and Staff Sgt. Bela Vaszlavik
  • 193rd Special Operations Wing
Master Sgt. Ken Wenner sets up and utilizes a micro weather automated observation system and handheld multi-capable weather sensor to keep tabs on weather conditions for Exercise Iron Keystone 2024 components occurring at Fort Drum, N.Y., June 8, 2024. A combination of 36-hour weather outlooks, real-world weather monitoring and mission execution forecasts were essential to leadership’s decision-making process for the exercise. Iron Keystone 2024 is a culmination tri-wing exercise including elements of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard's 111th Attack Wing, 193rd Special Operations Wing and the 171st Air Refueling Wing strengthening interoperability between various wing elements in a forward deployed expeditionary environment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Ted Nichols)