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The Weather Channel interviews 45th Weather Squadron members

Mike McAleenan, a launch weather officer with the 45th Weather Squadron, is interviewed by The Weather Channel June 18 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. for a story that will air on The Weather Channel July 12 during Space Week. During the interview, Mr. McAleenan said, "The weather squadron has a very unique, very challenging mission, and it's very exciting." (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Erin Smith)

Mike McAleenan, a launch weather officer with the 45th Weather Squadron, is interviewed by The Weather Channel June 18 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. for a story that will air on The Weather Channel July 12 during Space Week. During the interview, Mr. McAleenan said, "The weather squadron has a very unique, very challenging mission, and it's very exciting." (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Erin Smith)

Kathy Winters, a launch weather officer with the 45th Weather Squadron, monitors the weather June 18 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Ms. Winters has evaluated the weather for about 35 rocket and shuttle launches. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Erin Smith)

Kathy Winters, a launch weather officer with the 45th Weather Squadron, monitors the weather June 18 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Ms. Winters has evaluated the weather for about 35 rocket and shuttle launches. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Erin Smith)

Jeremy Samuel, a range weather forecaster at the 45th Weather Squadron, monitors the weather June 18 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Mr. Samuel and other members of the 45th Weather Squadron work around the clock to monitor and evaluate the weather in support of 45th Space Wing, 920th Rescue Wing and the Kennedy Space Center, helping to provide safety for employees and space assets. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Erin Smith)

Jeremy Samuel, a range weather forecaster at the 45th Weather Squadron, monitors the weather June 18 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Mr. Samuel and other members of the 45th Weather Squadron work around the clock to monitor and evaluate the weather in support of 45th Space Wing, 920th Rescue Wing and the Kennedy Space Center, helping to provide safety for employees and space assets. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Erin Smith)