557 Weather Wing (ACC)


Lineage.  Established as Weather Wing, Flight Control Command on 13 Apr 1943.  Activated on 14 Apr 1943.  Redesignated as:  Army Air Forces Weather Wing on 6 Jul 1943; Army Air Forces Weather Service on 1 Jul 1945; Air Weather Service on 13 Mar 1946.  Status changed to a Field Operating Agency on 1 Apr 1991.  Redesignated as Air Force Weather Agency on 15 Oct 1997; 557 Weather Wing with a change in status to subordinate unit on 27 Mar 2015.

Assignments.  Flight Control Command, 14 Apr 1943; Headquarters, Army Air Forces, 6 Jul 1943; Air Transport Command, 13 Mar 1946; Military Air Transport Service (later, Military Airlift Command), 1 Jun 1948; Headquarters, United States Air Force, 1 Apr 1991; Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern), 27 Mar 2015-.

Stations.  Washington, DC, 14 Apr 1943; Asheville, NC, 3 May 1943; Langley Field, VA, 7 Jan 1946; Gravelly Point, VA, 15 Jun 1946; Andrews AFB, MD, 1 Dec 1948; Scott AFB, IL, 23 Jun 1958; Offutt AFB, NE, 15 Oct 1997-.

Service Streamers.  World War II, American Theater

Campaign Streamers.  None

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None

Decorations.  Air Force Organizational Excellence Awards:  1 Jan 1991-30 Apr 1992; 1 Sep 1993-30 Sep 1995; 1 Oct 1995-30 Sep 1996; 1 Sep 1996-30 Sep 1998; 1 Oct 1998-30 Sep 1999; 1 Oct 1999-30 Sep 2001; 1 Oct 2001-30 Sep 2003; 1 Apr 2007-31 Dec 2008.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 9 Jun 2015.

Supersedes statement prepared in Apr 2014.

Emblem.  Unofficially adopted by organization c. 1943; officially approved for this organization on 24 Jul 1952; latest rendition approved on 11 May 2015.

Prepared by Daniel L. Haulman

Reviewed by Carl E. Bailey