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Official Air Force Image: LtGen Joseph Lengyel Bio Photo Carter Praises National Guard Bureau Chief Nominee
Defense Secretary Ash Carter congratulated Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel on his nomination to serve as the next chief of the National Guard Bureau.
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2016
A cross section of military specialties to include operations, intelligence and communications, came together here March 14 for an incentive flight aboard a Navy P-8A Poseidon from Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. March 14. The aircraft was here to present a working demonstration to Air Forces Northern leadership about the viability of using imagery-feed capabilities from the P-8A Poseidon during a Defense Support of Civil Authorities  event. From left: Master Sgt. Kevin Hale, intelligence; Capt. Renee Popoff, intelligence; Tech. Sgt. Tamara Murphy, communications; Maj. Jeffrey Rayhill, operations; Senior Master Sgt. Robert Gentry III, operations; Senior Airman Phillip Holzer, intelligence; and Tech. Sgt. Bridget Behrens, operations. While aboard, the Airmen, who each had a partial role in the larger demonstration effort, got to watch onboard operations during the flight. (Air Force  Photo Released/Mary McHale) Navy P-8A Poseidon Assists DSCA Demonstration
A cross section of military specialties to include operations, intelligence and communications, came together here March 14 for an incentive flight aboard a Navy P-8A Poseidon from Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. March 14. The aircraft was here to present a working demonstration to Air Forces Northern leadership about the viability of using
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2016
Senior Master Sgt. Johnny Pires, Air Forces Northern  Logistics Directorate, directs a forklift driver during the arrival of the Avenger Air  Defense System at the Killey Center for Homeland Operations Feb. 18. Avenger Arrives at AFNORTH
Senior Master Sgt. Johnny Pires, Air Forces Northern Logistics Directorate, directs a forklift driver during the arrival of the Avenger Air Defense System at the Killey Center for Homeland Operations Feb. 18. The unit is a mobile, self-propelled surface-to-air missile system that provides short-range air-defense protection for ground units or
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2016
Airmen from the 6th Air Refueling Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California, fly a KC-10 Extender mission Feb. 7, 2016 to support aerial refuel operations for fighter aircraft conducting patrols of the airspace surrounding Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California. The refueling operation was part of a NORAD mission in conjunction with NORAD’s air component Continental North American Aerospace Defense Command Region. NORAD ensures United States and Canadian air sovereignty through a network of alert fighter, tankers, airborne early warning aircraft, and ground based air defense assets cued by interagency and defense surveillance radars. (U.S. Air Force photo by T.C. Perkins Jr.) Northcom’s First Priority is ‘No-Fail’ Homeland Defense, Commander Says
Navy Adm. William E. Gortney testified before the panel on how the fiscal year 2017 DoD budget request impacts Northcom and NORAD. He also discussed command operations.
0 3/11
2016
Canadian Forces Brig. Gen. Alain Pelletier, deputy commander Continental United States NORAD Region, receives and orientation flight on a SCANG F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet accompanied by Lt. Col. Ian Toogood, a fighter pilot and Commander of the Aerospace Control Alert Squadron, during his visit to the South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire Joint National Guard Station, Mar. 1, 2016. During his visit, he spoke to wing leadership about its homeland defense mission and the relationship it has with the NORAD air component as it is
tasked through CONR to ensure North American airspace control. The 169th FW has provided support for numerous CONR training and air defense events in past years. Brig. Gen. Pelletier also received an orientation flight on a SCANG F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet and a tour of the installation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ashleigh Pavelek) CONR Deputy Commander Visits the SCANG
Canadian Forces Brig. Gen. Alain Pelletier, deputy commander of the Continental United States NORAD Region, flew with the South Carolina Air National Guard here and addressed the 169th Fighter Wing's role in the homeland defense mission, February 29 - March 1. During his visit, Pelletier toured the base with U.S. Air Force Col. David Meyer, commander of the 169th FW, and Lt. Col. Ian Toogood, commander of 169th FW Aerospace Control Alert. The second day of his visit included an orientation flight in an F-16 Fighting Falcon Block 52 fighter jet.
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2016
An LC-130 Hercules aircraft sits on the flight line at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia, New York,  after returning from Antarctica to the base near  Schenectady, on March 8, 2016. The wing, which flies the only ski-equipped aircraft in the U.S. military flies transportation missions in support of the National Science Foundation as part of Operation Deep Freeze, the military support to the U.S. Antarctic Program.

New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing wraps up Antarctic support mission
STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Scotia, N.Y.- The New York Air National Guard' 109th Airlift Wing transported 3,900 people and carried 4 million pounds of supplies and 1.2 million pounds of fuel to stations around Antarctica during its annual support five-month mission for the National Science Foundation which ended this week. The wing, which
0 3/11
2016
An HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter and a CH-149 Cormorant helicopter park in the Florida Keys during a U.S.-Canada search-and-rescue exercise March 5, 2016. Rescue Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., have been working alongside Canadian search-and-rescue technicians annually for more than a decade. (courtesy photo) Rescue Reservists train with Royal Canadian Air Force
More than 100 Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing here trained with Royal Canadian Air Force search-and-rescue personnel during an annual exercise in Key West, Florida, March 2-6.During the search-and-rescue exercise, or SAREX, the Reserve Airmen and their counterparts practiced land and water rescue operations on the island just 90 miles from Cuba.
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2016
Maj. Lonnie Pirtle, (center), Air Forces Northern Installation & Mission Support Division Readiness Section, watches a medical exam of a dog during an animal-related disaster response workshop at the Bay County Fairgrounds Feb. 28. Hosted by the Florida State Agricultural Response Team and Bay County Emergency Services, the event brought together a wide variety of emergency-response agencies and focused on practicing providing disaster response assistance not only to people, but also their pets. Pirtle was an evaluator during the workshop. AFNORTH readiness personnel support local disaster response workgroup
Maj. Lonnie Pirtle, (center), Air Forces Northern Installation & Mission Support Division Readiness Section, watches a medical exam of a dog during an animal-related disaster response workshop at the Bay County Fairgrounds Feb. 28. Hosted by the Florida State Agricultural Response Team and Bay County Emergency Services, the event brought together a
0 3/10
2016
Opening page to the MyVector program. MyVector - not just another tool
MyVector, an Information Technology platform that supports mentorship, is not just another Air Force tool. It is a way to change our Air Force culture to be a more mentor-centric environment. MyVector rolled out on July 10, 2015 and since that time more than 120,000 users have registered. Out of those registered users, 13,000 are Citizen Airmen;
0 3/10
2016
From the 142nd Fighter Wing, Portland, Oregon, Staff Sgt. Aaron Lamb, (left),  142nd Maintenance Group electrical-environmental systems craftsman, reviews technical data with Master Sgt. Russ Stevens, an F-15 Eagle crew chief, Jan. 28 as they prepare to replace a vertical-right-stabilizer light during a deployment to Combat Archer, a two-week weapon systems evaluation program at Tyndall Air Force Base. During the program, participants load, fly and shoot live missiles and subsequently evaluate the entire process to validate whether the weapon performs according to established specifications. (Air Force Photo Released/Mary McHale) 142nd Fighter Wing flies in Combat Archer at Tyndall

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