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Cadet Lt. Col. Matthew Jackson, left, receives the Ira C. Eaker Award at the 2015 New Jersey Wing Basic Encampment graduation on Saturday. Presenting the award to Jackson is Northeast Region Vice Commander South, Col. Joseph Sirois. Earlier today, Jackson learned that he is also the 2000th recipient of the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award – CAP’s highest cadet honor – that carries with it a promotion to cadet colonel. New Jersey Wing cadet named 2,000th recipient of top Civil Air Patrol award
The most elite group in Civil Air Patrol's cadet program gained its 2,000th member today - a milestone 50 years in the making - when Cadet Col. Matthew Jackson of the New Jersey Wing's Twin Pine Composite Squadron achieved the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award.Jackson, 17, joined his Trenton-based squadron and CAP in 2010 and has participated in many
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A C-130J Super Hercules, assigned to the California Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing, taxis to a reload "pit" to take on nearly 3,000 gallons of fire retardant at McClellan Air Tanker Base in Sacramento, California, Aug. 4, 2015. The aircrew received a tasking to provide support to the growing Rocky Fire north of San Francisco, which had consumed approximately 65,000 acres as of Aug. 4. The crew was joined three other C-130s from both the 146th AW and the Air Force Reserve's 302nd Airlift Wing to combat the Rocky Fire. The aircraft contain the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System which allows them to support wildfire containment in conjunction with fire crews on the ground. The 146th AW is based in Channel Islands, while the 302nd AW is stationed at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Stephen J. Collier) Colorado AF Reservists fighting California fires from the sky
Two Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped aircraft arrived here from the Air Force Reserve Command's 302nd Airlift Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.   yesterday afternoon and started flying on the Rocky fire Northwest of Sacramento, Calif., the same day.They joined two Air National Guard MAFFS-equipped C-130Js from the 146th Airlift
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As Ruffles and Flourishes honors play at the beginning of the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center change of command ceremony  July 29, Lt. Gen. William Etter, Commander, Continental U.S. Aerospace Defense Command Region – 1 st Air Force, Air Forces Northern, stands at attention along with Lt. Col. Ian Kemp, departing AFRCC commander, and Lt. Col. James Woosley , incoming commander. (U.S. Air Force photo released/Capt. Jared Scott) AFRCC changes command, ceremony reflects on legacy of outgoing commander
The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center received a new commander during a change of command ceremony at the Heritage Club July 29, 2015.After two years as the AFRCC commander, Lt. Col. Ian Kemp passed the reins to Lt. Col. James Woosley, who had been serving as the AFRCC director of operations."AFRCC may not be the most understood organization but
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Col. Al Wimmer, Director, Continental U.S. Aerospace Defense Command Region – 1st Air Force  (Air Forces Northern)  Air and Space Operations Directorate, talks with Brian Hardin, Emergency Services  Communications Division supervisor, during a familiarization visit to the Bay County Emergency Operations Center  in Southport, Fla., July 23. During the visit, several members of CONR-1st AF (AFNORTH),  Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., toured the facilities to learn more about how Bay County officials conduct contingency operations. (Air Force photo released/Mary McHale) CONR-1st AF (AFNORTH) visits Bay County Emergency Operations Center

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01.	Brig. Gen.  Greg Nelson,  Vice Director , Strategy, Policy, Plans and International Affairs, National Guard Bureau,  talks with Paul Williams, Federal Emergency Management Agency Region IV representative, during  a break  at the 2015 Multi-State Hurricane Air Coordination Plan Workshop  July 14-15 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Nelson coordinated the workshop which brought  together representatives from across the federal and state crisis-response enterprise to develop a plan for a common air picture among multiple states during hurricane response. (Air Force Photo Released/Mary McHale) AFNORTH hosts hurricane air-response workshop
Representatives from across the crisis-response enterprise in the United States gathered here for a two-day workshop July 14-15 to develop a Multi-State Hurricane Air Coordination Plan.Hosted by Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Region-1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern), sixty-eight civilian and military participants came from
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Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, greets Mark O’brien, 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) Civil Air Patrol-U.S. Air Force Liaison Officer, during a visit to CAP National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., June 18. While there, the general met with CAP leadership and toured CAP aircraft. (Air Force Photo Released/Mary McHale) COMACC visits Civil Air Patrol Headquarters

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(Left) BGen. Alain Pelletier, Deputy Commander, Continental North American Aerospace Defense  Command Region and Parker Mayor Rich Musgrave,  line up their inaugural tee shots to start the CAN-AM 2015 Golf Tournament May 28. Hosted by the Canadian contingent at CONR-1st Air Force ( Air Forces Northern), the tournament is an annual event with a portion of the proceeds going to a local community charity. This year, the charity was Guardian ad Litem in Panama City. (Air Force photo released/Courtesy photo) CAN-AM 2015 tournament proceeds profit local community
A day on the links during the annual CAN-AM 2015 golf tournament May 28 meant a lot more than stories of drilled drives and perfect putts for one local organization.Guardian Ad Litem, an organization that advocates for children in the court system because of abuse or neglect, received a donation from tournament proceeds June 10 at their downtown
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Default Air Force Logo NGYF and Civil Air Patrol Partner to Provide Aviation and Aerospace STEM Training to National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program
The National Guard Youth Foundation (NGYF) is partnering with Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, and, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, humanitarian organization, to launch an aviation and aerospace-focused science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education initiative for cadets of the National Guard Youth
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World War II veteran fighter pilot, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Robert Williams (left) arrives at the 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) “Salute to Vets 2015” with Korean War veteran, Master Sgt. (Ret.) John Milam, under a sabre cordon presented by the Tyndall Air Force Base Honor Guard. Veterans from WWII and the Korean War were honored during the event at the Heritage Club May 29. (Air Force Photo Released/Maj. Katrina Andrews) Air Forces Northern Salutes Veterans for their Service
A group of military veterans who answered our nation's call decades ago serving in World War II and the Korean war were honored at the 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) "Salute to Vets 2015" May 29 at the Heritage Club here.  The annual event focused on thanking the group of nine for their dedicated service that helped form the strong foundation
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Appropriate safety gear for motorcycle riders includes a helmet, reflective vest and gloves as Maj. Stephen Cox, Air Forces Northern, demonstrates during Tyndall Air Force Base’s motorcycle safety training.  Cox’s reflective vest bears a patch indicating that indicates it fits U.S. military safety code regulations.  (U.S. Air Force photo released/Tech. Sgt. Ed Staton) Motorcycle-safety training reinforces risk management
Focusing on Airman and Air Force civilian-worker safety was full throttle during motorcycle-safety training held May 29 here.  The half-day course is an annual requirement that included classroom instruction for more than 20 motorcyclists.  The day's training also focused on mentorship and featured a 'refresher' group ride to help riders prepare
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