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Default Air Force Logo Inspection Time for America’s AOC
In the midst of hurricane season 2008, America's Air and Space Operations Center received a visit from several inspectors conducting an Air Combat Command Unit Compliance Inspection. A team of 12 inspectors from ACC arrived Oct. 2 to evaluate the AOC and the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center on how well the units followed functional checklists
0 11/04
2008
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 09-02, Nov. 3 in the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C. The exercise comprises a series of training flights held in coordination with the Federal Aviation
0 11/03
2008
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 09-01, Oct. 9 in the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C. The exercise comprises a series of training flights held in coordination with the Federal Aviation
0 10/08
2008
F-16 Pilot Lt. Col. William Hargrove prepares to launch in an alert jet as TSgt. Harold Hayes, aircraft armament systems specialist, goes over the procedures checklist.  The alert mission at the 127th Wing, Selfridge Air National Guard Base was officially passed off to the 180th Fighter Wing, Toledo, Ohio, on Oct. 2. Alert Mission comes to an end at Selfridge
Since that unforgettable morning on September 11, 2001, the F-16s here have patrolled local skies and stood alert, ready to answer the nation's call to identify or intercept unresponsive or otherwise threatening aircraft. On Oct. 2, the 127th Wing officially handed off the alert mission to the 180th Fighter Wing, Toledo, Ohio, leaving the legacy of
0 10/03
2008
Default Air Force Logo Expeditionary Group winds down Ike relief efforts
After nearly a week of supporting Hurricane Ike relief efforts, members of the 331st Air Expeditionary Group are heading back to their individual home units 16 Sep. Upon coordination with civil authorities and at the direction of Maj. Gen. Hank Morrow, Air Forces Northern commander, the AEG stood up at Randolph AFB two days prior to Hurricane Ike's
0 9/16
2008
Default Air Force Logo Religious Support Teams provide hope after Ike
For the first time, military chaplains and the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster are collaborating their efforts to provide cohesive spiritual response to those affected by the next hurricane. "During [Hurricane] Katrina, chaplains and religious advisors were reactive and working independently of each other," said Chaplain (Lt.
0 9/13
2008
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Capt. John McMillen from the Air Force Weather Agency at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., and Maj. Kimberly Pacheco, 601st Air Operations Center weather team chief, monitor the track of Hurricane Ike as they prepare for a briefing at the AOC here Sept. 11.  Weather forecasters with America’s AOC continue to work around the clock as the hurricane plows across the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas.  Captain McMillen is one of dozens of active duty members, Guardsmen and Reservists temporary assigned to the AOC and Air Forces Northern in support of hurricane relief operations.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Brian S. Orban) Weather forecasts protect Air Force, Americans
With Hurricane Ike taking aim at the east coast of Texas and its path still unpredictable, forecasters with the 601st AOC CONR Weather Support Team continue working around the clock to answer the No. 1 question on people's minds: Where will it strike? As local, state and federal disaster response forces brace for Ike's eventual landfall, these
0 9/12
2008
Default Air Force Logo Joint ops plan driving hurricane mobility response
As Hurricane Ike marches across the Gulf of Mexico, military and civilian disaster response forces continue to coordinate requests for mobility support outlined in a new joint operations plan that removes hurdles previously impeding response to natural disasters. Lessons learned in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 prompted U.S. Northern
0 9/12
2008
Members of the AFNORTH ACCE team stow their cargo prior to the team’s deployment in support of anticipated relief efforts for Hurricane Ike.  The Air Component Coordination Element is a group of Air Force subject matter experts that coordinates the movement of Air Force assets into stricken regions during natural disasters or other contingencies.  The team also supports state and federal evacuation, humanitarian relief and search and rescue missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jerry Harlan) ACCE team leaves for Hurricane Ike support
Only days after the team returned from Louisiana following Hurricane Gustav, the Air Forces Northern Air Component Coordination Element left here Sept. 10 for San Antonio as Texas braced for Hurricane Ike. Commonly known as the ACCE, this group of Air Force subject matter experts coordinates the movement of Air Force assets into stricken regions
0 9/12
2008
Default Air Force Logo CORRECTION: Air Forces Northern readies for next series of tropical storms, hurricanes
In a press release distributed Sept. 7, Air Forces Northern incorrectly reported that it moved a 12-person Air Component Coordination Element, or ACCE, team to Virginia in preparation for Hurricane Hanna. In actuality, the team deployed with Army North's operational command post in Alexandria, La., for Hurricane Gustav. AFNORTH regrets the error in
0 9/09
2008
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