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Lt. Gen. William Etter, Commander, Continental U.S. Aerospace Defense Region – 1st Air Force  (Air Forces Northern), walks  through his office with Lt. Gen.  Carlos Antonio Rodriguez Mungia, Commander, Mexican Air Force, on their way to an AFNORTH mission briefing.  The Mexican Air Force commander, along with a group of senior U.S. and Mexican military officials, joined AFNORTH  senior leaders for a visit and mission familiarization Nov. 24-26. (Photo by Mary McHale) Commander, Mexican Air Force, visits AFNORTH
The commander of Mexico's Air Force visited Air Forces Northern Nov. 24-26 for an exchange of mission-related information.When Lieutenant General Carlos Antonio Rodriguez Munguia arrived at the Killey Center for Homeland Operations, he was greeted by an honorary cordon of 18 salute-bearing Air Forces Northern personnel. Munguia, accompanied by a
0 12/11
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BGen Alain Pelletier, (right) Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Region Deputy Commander, talks with John Griffin, (left) Air Forces Northern Chief of Staff, and Richard Musgrave, Mayor of Parker, at the Bay County Chamber of Commerce First Friday event Dec. 5. The general was at the event to present a briefing about the NORAD Tracks Santa program and the CONR mission overall. First Friday is a monthly chamber event attended by civic leaders and business owners from throughout Bay County. (Photo by Mary McHale) CONR deputy commander briefs at Bay County Chamber of Commerce event

0 12/08
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John Griffin, Air Forces Northern Chief of Staff, joins Gordon Tanner, Air Force General Counsel, and Col. John Ferry during a stop at the 9-11 Memorial at the 601st Air Force General Counsel tours 601st Air Operations Center

0 12/04
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Default Air Force Logo Guard cyber experts offer computer security tips
With online holiday shopping on the horizon, protecting home computers, tablets and smartphones from cyber attacks and threats take on additional importance, said National Guard cyber protection officials, but steps can be taken to minimize those risks.Using a password on the Wi-Fi router is one of the easiest and most important things that can be
0 12/03
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President Franklin D. Roosevelt presents the nation’s first-ever Air Medals, given for valor in flight, to a pair of CAP subchasers – Maj. Hugh R. Sharp, center, and 1st Lt. Edmund “Eddie” Edwards, second from right, in the Oval Office in February 1943. The two were recognized for their heroic rescue July 21, 1942, of a fellow CAP member, 1st Lt. Henry Cross, whose plane had crashed in the Atlantic 20 miles off the coast of Delaware. Looking on is James M. Landis, wartime chief of the Office of Civilian Defense. By the end of World War II, CAP members had received 824 Air Medals. (Courtesy Photo) Civil Air Patrol to be awarded Congressional Gold Medal
On Dec. 10, Civil Air Patrol will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on Capitol Hill in honor of its founding members' role in protecting the homeland against deadly German U-boat attacks during World War II and carrying out other vital wartime domestic missions.The Congressional Gold Medal ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. in Statuary Hall
0 11/25
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Lt. Gen. William Etter, (center), Continental U.S. Aerospace Defense Command Region-1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) Commander leads a group from both AFNORTH and the 601st Air and Space Operations Center in recording a seasonal greeting for a holiday video. The group gathered for the greeting following his Commander's Call. (Photo by Mary McHale) AFNORTH CC hosts Commander's Call
Citing past mission successes and looking forward to future operations, the Continental U.S. Aerospace Defense Command Region-1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) commander hosted a Commander's Call Nov. 19 at Horizons Community Center.Lt. Gen. William Etter, CONR-1st AF (AFNORTH) Commander, gave his thanks and praise for the hard work of the
0 11/25
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Lt. Gen. William Etter, 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) commander, discusses the importance of the four pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness. This CAF focused on Spiritual Fitness and the importance to adhering to beliefs, principles or the values needed to persevere and prevail in accomplishing military missions. (Photo by Leslie Brown)  The importance of Comprehensive Airman Fitness

0 11/10
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The 911th Airlift Wing honors a salute to all of our veterans this Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 2014. Veteran’s Day became a national holiday in 1938, originally being called ‘Armistice Day’ to honor American veterans of World War I; the name was changed to Veteran’s Day in 1954 to honor American veterans of all wars. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua J. Seybert) A day to honor
The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks a monumental time in the history of the United States and our Allies. On that day in 1918, at 11 a.m., an armistice went into effect between the Allied Forces and Germany, marking the end of hostilities in World War I.A year later, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11, as the
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Tech. Sgt. Marcel  Hildebrand (left) and Senior Master Sgt. Paul Williams, Combined Enlisted Association members,  watch as Master Sgt. Todd Stroh, also a CEA member, explains some points about the replica musket’s trigger operation to Chief Master Sgt. James Hotaling, Air National Guard Command Chief. Hotaling was at 1st Air Force for a visit Oct. 9-10. (Photo by Mary McHale) Replica musket represents warrior heritage
A replica of a 1600-era musket presented to Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region-1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) by a member of the organization's Combined Enlisted Association represents one of the earliest forms of homeland defense according to the CONR-1st AF (AFNORTH) commander."It's an honor and privilege to
0 10/29
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Default Air Force Logo Mississippi Guardsmen key in homeland defense exercise
Forty four Mississippi Air National Guardsmen from Meridian, Miss., played a key role last week in support of Continental U.S. NORAD Region-1st Air Force's (Air Forces Northern) role in Vigilant Shield, as part of an annual exercise held at Tyndall AFB. The Guardsmen of the 286th Air Component Operation Squadron, a tenant unit of the 186th Air
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