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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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2009
Air & Marine Operations Center director Tony Crowder (center) is assisted by
Supervisor Detection Enforcement Officer Jessica Brand (left) and Detection
Enforcement Officer Hidee Lehnert (right) at the Center's headquarters in
California.
U.S. Customs & Border Protection AMOC Director visits Tyndall
Tony Crowder can't say enough good things about the Air Force―especially 1st Air Force. Director of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Riverside, Calif.-based Air and Marine Operations Center, Crowder described in glowing terms the ongoing working relationship between his Homeland Security organization and 1st Air Force. He made his remarks
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2009
Artist rendering of the Killey Center for Homeland Operations Air Force Generals to be honored at ribbon cutting ceremony
Two retired Air Force general officers will be honored by Continental U.S. NORAD - 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) Friday with a memorialization and dedication ceremony for the Killey Center for Homeland Operations and its approach road, L.K. Arnold Way. The ceremony will honor the legacy-laden contributions of Maj. Gen. Philip Killey and Maj.
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2009
Steven Flickinger, FAA Cessna Citation co-pilot, Hank Krakowski, FAA office of safety, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Lofgren, 1st Air Force vice commander, and Brig. Gen. Robert Tarter, the mobilization assistant to the commander, AFNORTH and vice president, office of safety, FAA Air Traffic Organization, listen as Senior Airman Jacob Moen, F-22 Raptor dedicated assistant crew chief, explains aircraft maintenance procedures during a visit of senior-level Federal Aviation Administration officials Feb. 12. FAA Officials Visit Air Forces Northern
A group of senior-level Federal Aviation Administration officials based in Washington D.C., visited Air Forces Northern Feb. 12.           The visit focused on enhancing an integrated understanding of each others' current roles in maintaining air sovereignty.           During their visit, the officials received an F-22 Raptor familiarization
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2009
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 09-05, Feb. 26 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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2009
Default Air Force Logo Coming Feb. 22, single 800 number for all Airmen
Members of the Total Force - regular Air Force, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, civilian and retired Airmen - are on line to have one central phone number for help with their personnel questions starting at 5 p.m. Central Standard Time Feb. 22. Members of the Air Force community should call the Total Force Service Center at 800-525-0102 to
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2009
Major General Hank Morrow, Commander of Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, and Commander, 1st Air Force (AFNORTH), Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida paid a special visit to 1 Canadian Air Division/Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters in Winnipeg, Manitoba on January 21.

Maj. Gen. Morrow was greeted with a General Salute from Sgt Chris Ritchot, a Guard of Honor and then signed the official guest book.

As the Joint Force Air Component Commander for NORAD and U.S. Northern Command, Maj. Gen. Morrow develops contingency plans and conducts U.S. Air Force operations in CONUS, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and over U.S. maritime approaches.

Photos by Pt Piotr Figiel, 17 Wing Imaging
CONR commander visits Canadian Forces
As part of a familiarization and outreach effort with their northern military counterparts, Air Forces Northern senior leadership toured Canadian air defense sites Jan. 21-24. During the trip, Maj. Gen. Henry Morrow, 1st Air Force (AFNORTH) and Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region commander, traveled to the 1st Canadian
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2009
This graphic depicts mapping software that can now be used by the space shuttle's Joint Task Force commander to assist him in visually tracking airborne and ground-based search and rescue assets during launches.  Command visit prompts tech upgrade
A command visit to the Joint Task Force-Space Transportation System, operations center prompted a major overhaul in the force tracking system used during space shuttle launches. During previous shuttle launches, Air Forces Northern commander Maj. Gen. Hank Morrow's rescue teams, tracked the location of task force personnel and assets simply by
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2009
Dwight Herndon, an ARINC computer network and systems analyst, sets up a training mission using distributed mission operations technology. Photo by Ms Mary McHale DMO conducts first-ever warfighter training
Positive progress continues for the Air Forces Northern Distributed Mission Operations program as a first-ever individualized warfighter training event was held at the 601st Air and Space Operations Center Jan. 28. DMO is a complex and comprehensive series of interconnected, manned command, control, communications and computer equipment supporting
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2009
Senior Master Sergeant (SMSgt) Kevin Whalen views a display featuring a younger, bearded version of himself at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio on the opening night of the new "Warrior Airmen" exhibit there on January 12, 2009. The SMSgt Whalen display recalls his actions during an ambush in Afghanistan on July 19, 2003 in which he won a Purple Heart and Silver Star. (U.S. Air Force photo by Captain Lisa Dowling) New "Warrior Airman" exhibit opens at USAF Museum
The Airman's Creed promises that members of today's Air Force will be the nation's, "Sword and shield, its sentry defender and avenger."That sentiment was duly reinforced Jan.12 when the National Museum of the United States Air Force opened its "Warrior Airmen" exhibit. The newest addition to the museum honors how today's fight-focused Air Force
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2009
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