Buda native serves at weather center aiding world’s largest Naval fleet

By Alvin Plexico, Navy Office of Community Outreach

NORFOLK, Va. – Most Americans rely on weather forecasts to plan their daily routine. The U.S. Navy is no different. With numerous ships, submarines and airplanes deployed in the U.S. Atlantic Fleet’s area of operations, sailors stationed at the Fleet Weather Center, in Norfolk, Virginia, make it their primary mission to monitor extreme weather conditions in support of the fleet’s daily operations. 

Petty Officer 2nd Class Taylor Oberg, a 2009 Jack C.Hays High School graduate and native of Buda, is one of these sailors serving at the Fleet Weather Center, which is responsible for providing timely, comprehensive and tactically relevant information for ships, submarines, aircraft and other commands operating out of the Hampton Roads area.

As a Navy information systems technician, Oberg is responsible for maintaining the network and providing customer support to the weather center personnel.

Serving in the Navy is a continuing tradition of military service for Oberg, who has military ties with family members who have previously served. Oberg is honored to carry on that family tradition.

“My grandfathers served in the military,” said Oberg. “Their service inspired me to consider joining the Navy.”

“I enjoy the camaraderie, and the teamwork we have here is amazing,” Oberg said. “It’s like a family here. Serving in the Navy offers me a lot of pride, hard work, dedication and sacrifice.”

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