Air Force Special Ops (AFSOC) – SOWT Specialists

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SWOT Specialists - Air Force Special Ops (AFSOC)

SWOT Specialists – Air Force Special Ops (AFSOC)

Special operations weather team (SOWT) specialists are battlefield airmen who help other members of Air Force Special Ops (AFSOC) complete their military missions.  Trained in both combat operations and survival skills, SOWTs are ready to deploy anywhere in the world on a moment’s notice.

SOWT specialists retrieve data from weather satellites and relay mission-critical information to other members of the U.S. military’s special forces. In addition to weather forecasts and current conditions, SOWT teams monitor space atmosphere, meteorological, and current weather conditions.

Highly-trained in both the earth sciences and special operations, SOWT specialists must complete 8.5 weeks of basic training at Lackland Air Force Base (AFB) in San Antonio, Texas. This enlisted position is restricted to males only in the U.S. Air Force.

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