About


The 202nd Weather Flight is an Air National Guard (ANG) weather flight that provides meteorological and atmospheric forecasting and observing to both United States Army and United States Air Force agencies.

The 202nd Weather Flight is stationed on the Massachusetts Military Reservation and is assigned under the 102nd Intelligence Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard. The 102nd Fighter Wing and it subordinate and associate units report to the Air Combat Command.

The 202nd Weather Flight has been in existence since 29 July 1967, when Headquarters Air Weather Service (the forerunner to the Air Force Weather Agency) recognized the 202nd Weather Flight and assigned the unit to Logan ANG Base, Logan International Airport in East Boston, Massachusetts. At the time of organization, the 202nd had 1 Officer and 3 enlisted assigned to it.

In February 1968, the 26th Aviation Brigade moved from Logan to the Massachusetts National Guard Flight Facility in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and the 202nd moved with them. The unit remained at Fitchburg until 12 November 1973.

In November 1973, The Adjutant General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ordered the 202nd to Otis Air Force Base in Falmouth, Massachusetts, where they are currently stationed.

On 1 September 1993, the 26th Infantry Division (Yankee Division) wa

s reorganized as an Infantry Brigade. At that time, the 202nd Weather Flight began to support the 42nd Infantry Division (Rainbow Division) of the New York National

Guard.

Since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, members of the 202nd Weather Flight have supported Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom.[1]

In January 2005, members of the 202nd Weather Flight deployed to Iraq in support of the U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One), the 42nd Infantry Division, and the XVIII Airborne Corps as a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Senior Master Sgt. Jeffrey Soja of the 202nd Weather Flight, Otis Air National Guard Base, Mass., shoots a target in the prone position from 50 meters using a .22 caliber rifle. Three members of the Massachusetts National Guard Biathlon Team advanced enough during the season to gain a spot at the National Championships at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site (CEATS) in Jericho, Vermont. (National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Kerri Cole/Released)

The unit was awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Awardin November 1995, in January 2000, and for support of the September 11, 2001 attack response.