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Default Air Force Logo NORAD and USNORTHCOM remain vigilant in light of UK activity
North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command officials are monitoring the situation following today's arrest in the United Kingdom of several suspects in a plot to blow up airliners bound for the United States. Senior NORAD and USNORTHCOM officials were notified and began coordinating with Department of Homeland Security and
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Default Air Force Logo NORAD to patrol space shuttle operations
The Air Force is stepping up its air patrols in the Cape Canaveral area to increase security for upcoming Space Shuttle operations. According to 1st Air Force commander Maj. Gen. M. Scott Mayes, the patrols are a smart, efficient way to protect American lives and resources in the region. "NORAD protects a variety of national assets across the
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Default Air Force Logo First Air Force Remembers 9-11
First Air Force is hosting a 9-11 remembrance ceremony to honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and also recognize those service members who support Operation Noble Eagle and the homeland defense mission. Maj. Gen. Scott Mayes, 1st Air Force, Air Forces Northern, Continental U.S. NORAD Region commander, will lead a wreath laying
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Default Air Force Logo Tyndall ceremony honors 9/11 heroes, victims
More than 400 people attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the base chapel here Sept. 11 to honor the victims and heroes of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command sponsored the ceremony. The command's deputy commander, Brig. Gen. Marcel Duval, spoke at the event. The event included two minutes of
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Default Air Force Logo Business changes dramatically for air operations center
The way business is done has dramatically changed at the 1st Air Force Air Operations Center here. Five years after 9/11, the AOC, which is responsible for U.S. air defense, has made serious networking and communications upgrades to improve their processes. "Our mission is to watch all the aircraft coming into the U.S. and make sure they are all
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Default Air Force Logo NORAD - aircraft comlete mission; return to home base after NYC crash
Approximately four hours after NORAD completed its combat air patrol mission in response to an aircraft crash into a building in New York City yesterday, fighter aircraft returned to their home bases. Only minutes after the crash, NORAD scrambled several fighter and support aircraft to cities on the East and West Coasts including New York,
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Default Air Force Logo First Air Force/CONR gains new commander
Maj. Gen. Henry "Hank" Morrow will formally assume command of 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) and the Continental United States NORAD Region during a change of command ceremony here November 1st, 10 a.m., in Hangar Two. Formerly the National Guard Assistant to the Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), Morrow will
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Maj Gen Hank Morrow addresses the troops during his assumption of command ceremony here Wednesday.  General Morrow responsibilities include command of First Air Force, Air Forces Northern and the Continental US NORAD Region. Maj. Gen. Morrow takes helm at 1AF
Maj. Gen. Henry "Hank" Morrow took command of First Air Force, Air Forces Northern, and the Continental United States NORAD Region at a change of command ceremony here today. General Morrow is the former mobilization assistant to the commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, and comes to Tyndall Air Force Base with more than 28 years
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Colonel David Kriner (left) 601 AOC commander, flips the ceremonial switch with (right) Maj. Gen. Hank Morrow, 1st Air Force commander, and SEADS Master Sgt Judy Butler-McGuire and Tech Sgt James Middleton. The ceremony marked the closure of operations at SEADS and its continued transition to the 601st Air Operations Center. (Photo by Deb Kiser) 
SEADS ends operations, becomes AOC
After more than 37 years of monitoring America's airways, the flip of a ceremonial switch today marked the close of operations here for the Southeast Air Defense Sector. More than 100 members of the tight-knit SEADS fraternity looked on as Continental U.S. NORAD Region leaders marked the passing of the SEADS mission while celebrating its impending
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Representative Adam Smith (left) and Maj. Gen. Timothy J. Lowenberg preside at the grand opening of the Western Air Defense Sector?s state-of-the-art operations floor Nov. 20.  The ceremony culminated an 18-month effort that now stands WADS as a significant, technically-advanced deterrent against asymmetrical threats over a significant portion of America?s airspace.  Congressman Smith represents Washington State?s 9th District; General Lowenberg is Washington State?s adjutant general.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Randy Rubattino) WADS Operations Center ready for tomorrow's aerial threats
With the snip of a fiber-optic ribbon the Western Air Defense Sector opened its multi-million dollar operations floor here Nov. 20. The opening culminated an 18-month effort that now stands WADS as a significant, technically-advanced deterrent against asymmetrical threats over a significant portion of America's airspace. "This is an important
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