The 19th Expeditionary Weather Squadron (19 EWXS) is an inactive unit of the United States Air Force. It last performed weather forecasting related duties as part of ISAF in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2014. It belonged to the 504th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Group. The squadron was first active in 1942 during World War II where it served in Africa, and then after the war in Germany before returning to the United States. It was inactive between 1961 and 2009.
Constituted as 19th Weather Squadron, Regional on 13 Jun 1942. Activated on 30 Jun 1942. Inactivated on 3 Oct 1947.
Activated on 1 Jun 1948. Inactivated on 8 Jul 1961.
Redesignated 19th Expeditionary Weather Squadron, and converted to provisional status, on 12 Feb 2009.
Inactivated 10 Nov 2014.
Air Weather Service, 30 Jun 1942
United States Army in the Middle East, 31 Oct 1943
Army Air Forces Weather Service, 19 Jul 1945
5th Weather Group, 2 Aug 1946-3 Oct 1947
103 Weather (later, 2103 Air Weather) Group, 1 Jun 1948
2059th Air Weather Wing, 24 Oct 1950
2103d Air Weather Group, 16 Sep 1951
3d Weather Group, 20 Apr 1952
4th Weather Wing, 8 Aug 1959-8 Jul 1961
504th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Group, on or after 12 Feb 2009 - present
Bolling Field, District of Columbia, 30 Jun-24 Sep 1942
Suez, Egypt, 11 Nov 1942
Gura, Eritrea, East Africa, 19 Dec 1942
Accra, Gold Coast, West Africa, 21 Apr 1943
Cazes AAB, French Morocco, c. May 1946
Wiesbaden, Germany, 11 Jun 1946-3 Oct 1947
Smoky Hill AFB, Kansas, 1 Jun 1948
Lowry AFB, Colorado, 4 Jun 1949
Kansas City, Missouri, 10 Sep 1951
Grandview (later, Richards-Gebaur) AFB, Missouri, 24 Feb 1954-8 Jul 1961
Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, on or after 12 Feb 2009 - present
19th Expeditionary Weather Squadron Wikipedia
The emblem was approved on 10 July 1959.
Blazon: On a disc per bend sinister Azure and Khaki, a bendlet Or, a sword palewise point to base Argent charged with at nombril with a starburst of the third fimbriated of the first, in dexter and sinister a cloud formation of the fourth, each charged with a lightning bolt palewise Gules; all within a narrow Yellow border.
Attached below the disc, a Blue scroll edged with a narrow Yellow border and inscribed "19TH EXP WEATHER SQ" in Yellow letters.
Symbolism: Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The significance of the split field has to do with weather support to both Air Force aviation and to the Army ground forces. Bad weather represented by thunderclouds with lightning threatens both the air and ground theaters of operation, but the mission of the 19 EWXS is to forecast good weather, which is represented by the sun, in the midst of bad in which the unit can deliver combat power, signified by the sword, from the air to the ground.
Service Streamer: European-African-Middle Eastern Theater