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Two F-16C Fighting Falcons of the 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth, Minn. prepare for take off next to an F22 Raptor on March 3rd, 2008 during a recent deployment to Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.  While deployed, the 148th was the first non-Alaskan or Canadian unit to support Alaska Command (ANR) alert and the first F-16 unit to intercept Russian bombers, also knows as "Bears". (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Kevin Peterson)  (Released) 179th Fighter Squadron Wins Raytheon Trophy
Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General Norton Schwartz recently announced that the 179th Fighter Squadron is the recipient of the 2008 Raytheon Trophy for its accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2008. The 179th Fighter Squadron is attached to the 148th Fighter Wing; a Minnesota-based Air National Guard Wing. The Raytheon Trophy, formerly known as the
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Col. Vince Mancuso monitors air tracks across the Continental U.S. on the operations floor at the 601st Air and Space Operations Center. Col. Mancuso is the mobilization assistant to the operations director at Headquarters U.S. Air Force and recently deployed on an Air Expeditionary Force tour at the AOC. Noble Eagle: Reservists contribute to round-the-clock watch of North American skies
Since shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, Air Force fighter aircraft have flown more than 51,500 sorties over the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii in support of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to help provide a safe and secure nation. The Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, known as CONR, is
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Default Air Force Logo CONR jets respond to stolen aircraft
Synchronized efforts between military and civilian authorities yesterday led to the apprehension of a pilot who allegedly stole an airplane in Canada and landed it in the United States several hours later. The civilian aircraft departed Thunder Bay, Ontario without Navigation Canada authority and was reported as stolen. The small plane entered U.S.
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2009
A pair of UH-1N Huey helicopters take off for Bismarck, N.D., March 25 from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., to assist in flood relief efforts.  Eight crewmembers and the two helicopters from the 54th Helicopter Squadron deployed to aid the relief efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joe Rivera) 
AFNORTH supports FEMA flood relief efforts
Air Forces Northern is supporting the Federal  Emergency Management Agency and state and local authorities in North Dakota and Minnesota in response to the flood relief operations. AFNORTH has deployed two UH-1 helicopters to Grand Forks Air Force  Base, N.D., under the authority of the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center here at Tyndall for a 
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Image courtesy Civil Air Patrol AFAUX plays important role in ND floods
Critical integration of efforts and resources has helped the citizens of North Dakota during the recent flooding that has hit that region in the past several days. Part of that interagency integration has been placed in the hands of the Air Force Auxiliary, the official federal aviation arm of the Civil Air Patrol that provides indispensable
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Default Air Force Logo AFNORTH activates JPRC for ND flood relief
The 601st Air and Space Operations Center has activated the Joint Personnel Recovery Center in preparation for search and rescue activities in support of the North Dakota flood relief efforts. Located at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., the JPRC focuses specifically on large-scale search and rescue operations in the event of a hurricane or natural
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Default Air Force Logo CONR-AFNORTH supports Space Shuttle launch
The Continental U.S. NORAD Region and Air Forces Northern provided crucial airspace control and manning support to the successful launch of Space Shuttle Discovery Sunday. "The members of CONR protect the surrounding airspace overhead the shuttle, while AFNORTH personnel provide manning to potential search and rescue operations," said Maj. Gen.
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Maj. Gen. Philip Killey, former 1st Air Force commander, cuts the ribbon,
officially dedicating the new 1st Air Force headquarters complex as the
"Killey Center for Homeland Operations."
 (U.S. Air Force photo by Lisa Norman)
Killey, Arnold recognized at dedication ceremony
-More than 200 visiting dignitaries, guests and base personnel witnessed today's ceremony that honored two retired Air National Guard generals, which also marked the official opening of a new headquarters complex at Continental U.S. NORAD Region - 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) headquarters. The much-anticipated memorialization and dedication
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Default Air Force Logo NORAD exercise planned for Washington, D.C.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct a one-day exercise, Falcon Virgo 09-06, March 12 in the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C. The exercise comprises a series of training flights held in coordination with the Federal Aviation
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Col. Debra Skelton is retiring after 27 years of Air Force and Air National Guard duty. Mission Support Director retires after 27 years of service
It was, at least in part, a dare that prompted Col. Debra Skelton to enter the military―the Air Force ROTC program at the University of Connecticut―when she was just a young college student. Now, after 27 years of Air Force and National Guard duty, Colonel Skelton will retire March 12. She smiles when she recalls those well-meaning taunts about her
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