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Aerographer’s Mates Celebrate 90 Years

The first class of aerographers to graduate from the Naval Aerological Class at NAS Anacostia, 1925. They were called "aerographers" until 1942 when they became aerographer's mates. (U.S. Navy photo)

By Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command July 1, 2014, is the 90th birthday of the Aerographer’s Mate or AG rating, established for the Navy’s fledgling aviation enterprise to ensure the Navy had a dependable source of weather forecasting for aviation safety. Formal instruction in aviation-related …

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