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Default Air Force Logo The Return of Quick Draw Marks the End of QF-4 Phantom Program
The scrambling of Continental United States North American Aerospace Defense Command Region (CONR) air defense assets on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 marked the first time in nearly a decade that a QUICK DRAW exercise had been conducted. QUICK DRAW was originally conducted during the 1980s and 1990s in an effort to verify the readiness of air defense
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Members of the Polish Air Force spend time looking at aircraft in the phase hangar at the 115th Fighter Wing in Madison, Wis., May 4, 2015. Two pilots and three maintainers from Poland spent the week learning about the differences between their air force and the Air National Guard as a part of the State Partnership Program. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Andrea F. Rhode) Polish Air Force visits Wisconsin ANG
Two pilots and three maintainers from the Polish Air Force visited the 115th Fighter Wing, May 2-8, as part of joint State Partnership Program with Illinois Air National Guard.Poland is partnered with the Illinois ANG, but because the Illinois unit no longer maintains the Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon airframe and requests from the Polish Air
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Gen. William Etter, Continental U.S. Aerospace Defense Command Region-1st
Air Force (Air Forces Northern) Commander speaks to members of AFNORTH and
the 601st Air and Space Operations Center during his Commanders Call held
May 4, 2015. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Kurt Skoglund/Released) 
AFNORTH CC Hosts Commanders Call
The First Air Force commander emphasized new responsibilities, a continued focus on homeland defense and an increased tempo heading into the hurricane and fire-fighting season during a Commander's Call held May 4 at Horizons Community Center.Speaking to a combined gathering of AFNORTH and 601st Air Operations Center personnel, Lt. Gen. William
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Default Air Force Logo AFNORTH hosts HOMEX 15 for DSCA preparedness
To better prepare for Air Forces Northern support of U.S. Northern Command's Defense Support of Civil Authorities mission, AFNORTH hosted Home Exercise 2015 April 21-23 at the Killey Center.For it, military and civilian representatives from DSCA-related organizations across the nation came together in an information-sharing forum to discuss past
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(Air Forces Northern) First Sgt. Lorene Kitzmiller presents the unit flag as American wounded veterans motorcade by during Warrior Beach Retreat festivities held in Panama City, Fla.  Kitzmiller joined hundreds of military and civilian personnel that gathered along the parade route in support of the 60 wounded warriors. AFNORTH personnel help salute wounded warriors
For the purpose of continuing to salute America's wounded warriors, members of Air Forces Northern joined other military members and civilians from the Florida Panhandle to pay tribute to injured combat veterans at the Wounded Warrior Salute April 16. Honoring 60 American heroes, the events included a motorcade through Panama City streets lined
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Lt. Gen William Etter, Continental U.S. NORAD Region-1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) commander, presents Col. “BJ” Marshall, previously Director of Installations and Mission Support for CONR-1st AF (AFNORTH), with her Certificate of Service from the State of New York during her retirement ceremony March 27 after a 34-year career. Marshall began her career as an enlisted Marine in 1981 as a “plane captain,” the person responsible for routine military aircraft care and maintenance. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sergio Gamboa/Released) Colonel's retirement caps career of firsts
A 34-year military career of firsts culminated March 20 with the retirement of Col. "BJ" Marshall during a ceremony here.Marshall, previously the Director of Installations and Mission Support Directorate for the Continental U.S. NORAD Region-1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern), began her military career as an enlisted Marine in 1981. After
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The 113th Wing’s Aerospace Control Alert Detachment reached a milestone of responding to 5,000 alert events on March 21. When the alarm sounds, there are no questions, no hesitation, and no debate.  Pilots and maintainers dash through the hallway and literally run to the aircraft bay and generate aircraft – all in a matter of minutes. The D.C. Air National Guard’s F-16s and ready trained personnel are part of a multi-layered air defense system for the nation’s capital.  (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur) 'Capital Guardians' protecting the nation’s skies: DC Air Guard reaches historic milestone of 5,000 alert calls
The 113th Wing's Aerospace Control Alert (ACA) Detachment reached a milestone of responding to 5,000 alert events, a historic first in the nation, March 21."We have had 'Capital Guardians' on point, vigilant and ready to do what is necessary to defend the nation and the National Capital Region," said Lt. Col. John Vargas, commander of the 113th
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Chief Master Sgt. George Saratsis, (center) Air Forces Northern Intelligence (A2) Directorate Chief Enlisted Manager, waits as Chief Master Sgt. Thane Stauffer, former AFNORTH A2 CEM, and Col. Paige Kinney, A2 Director, prepare to tack on his chief master sergeant stripe during a promotion ceremony March 13. Stauffer traveled to the ceremony from Kansas, where he is assigned to the 184th Intelligence Group at McConnell Air Force Base. (Air Force Photo by Mary McHale/Released) AFNORTH intelligence SNCO pins pinnacle rank

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Default Air Force Logo AFNORTH hosts training assembly
Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers assigned to Air Forces Northern's  National Security Emergency Preparedness Directorate gathered here for their annual Combined Individual Mobilization Augmentee Training Assembly Feb. 23-27.These officers, the majority who serve as IMA O-6s, are assigned throughout 54 states and territories, 10 Federal
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Default Air Force Logo EADS Airman Wins Prestigious Award from Continental NORAD Command
A New York Air National Guardsman assigned to the Eastern Air Defense Sector here has been recognized as an outstanding performer by the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region (CONR).Staff Sgt. Marie Coar, a Taberg resident, was named the CONR's 2014 Command and Control Warrior of the Year in the enlisted category. An
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