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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 Exercise Falcon Virgo 07-08 late Monday night through early Tuesday morning in the National Capital Region (Washington, D.C.). This exercise comprises a series of training flights held in coordination with the
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Default Air Force Logo "America's Air Operations Center" to open at Tyndall
Homeland defenders will be able to provide improved protection of the sovereign airspace of continental U.S., the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, as a new, multi-million dollar Air Operations Center will open here June 1 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Dubbed "America's AOC," the new, state-of-the-art, more than $30 million facility will enable
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Default Air Force Logo Tyndall to host "America's AOC" grand opening
The NORAD organization responsible for the air sovereignty continental of the United States will dedicate a new, state-of-the-art, $30 million air and space operations center here June 1. Dubbed "America's AOC" the operations center will allow 1st Air Force and the Continental U.S. NORAD Region to better direct strategic homeland defense air forces
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Default Air Force Logo CONR flights to support STS-117 launch
With the launch of Space Shuttle mission STS-117, fighters assigned to the U.S. Continental NORAD Region have stepped up air defense deterrence missions in the Cape Canaveral area. In additional to the increased sorties in the area, two F-16s from the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw AFB, S.C., will fly low approaches on June 6 at eight regional airports
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OVER THE UNITED STATES -- F-22A Raptors line up behind a KC-10 Extender to refuel.  Raptors such as these will be used to conduct Air Patrols in support of STS-117 (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt Ben Bloker) Raptors fly to support STS-117 launch
F-22A Raptors have descended on the Space Coast to support STS-117 launch operations as part of Operation NOBLE EAGLE. Two of the Air Forces' newest air dominance fighters have begun air patrols over Kennedy Space Center and in the greater Cape Canaveral area. The air patrols will continue through the STS-117 launch. The Raptors are from the 94th
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Two US Air Force (USAF) F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 121st Fighter Squadron, 113th Wing, District of Columbia (DC) Air National Guard (ANG), in flight over the nation's Capital, during a Combat Air Patrol mission in support of Operation NOBLE EAGLE.  Air Force fighters and civilian aircraft will participate in FALCON VIRGO 07-09, a monthly National Capitol Region exercise, June 25 through June 29.  Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dennis Young 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 Exercise Falcon Virgo 07-09 Monday through Friday in the National Capital Region (Washington, D.C.). This exercise comprises a series of training flights held in coordination with the Federal Aviation
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Air Medal, awarded to any person who, while serving in any capacity in or with the Armed Forces of the United States, shall have distinguished himself/herself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. Awards may be made to recognize single acts of merit or heroism, or for meritorious service. Air Force Awards and Decorations (enhance color), U.S. Air Force graphic, AFNEWS/PAND.  The JPG image is a stylized version whereas the EPS version is a two-dimensional line art illustration. 1st AF commander presents Air Medals
Maj. Gen. Hank Morrow presented two aviators the Air Medal for saving a burning aircraft and preventing disaster over a populated area near Shaw AFB, SC. Captains Brian Crum and Julie Moore, 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB, S.C., received Air Medals for meritorious achievement May 8, 2007, by working together to safely land their F-16CJ Fighting
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Two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Vermont Air National Guard's 158th Fighter Wing participate in a special event held June 6 to promote Air Force Week New England which will take place in August.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Robert Sabonis) Vermont Air National Guard to Deploy Overseas
The 158th Fighter Wing of the Vermont Air National Guard (VTANG) has received orders to deploy to the USAF Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR) in support of its U.S. Air Force Aerospace Expeditionary Forces (AEF) Mission and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The VTANG will send around 250 members and a contingent of F-16s to the Middle
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OVER THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY -- Two F-16 Fighting Falcons begin to roll into position for a rapid descent during an Operation Noble Eagle training patrol March 16.  The F-16s are assigned to the California Air National Guard's 144th Fighter Wing in Fresno. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Lance Cheung) 1st Air Force remains vigilant
The commander of the Air Force organization responsible for defending the air sovereignty of the continental United States acknowledged reports in the open press of a heightened terror threat by saying his command "remains vigilant." "We here at First Air Force and the Continental US NORAD Region are keenly aware of the national intelligence
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OVER VIRGINIA -- An F-15 Eagle is joined in formation by  F-16 Fighting Falcons during a training sortie here April 19. The F-15 is assigned to the 71st Fighter Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and the F-16s are assigned to the Virginia Air National Guard's 192nd Fighter Wing in Richmond.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker) CONR fighters patrolling Central Florida
As part of its continuing Operation NOBLE EAGLE mission, the U.S. Continental NORAD Region (CONR) has increased air patrols in central Florida. F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill AFB, Utah, and F-15 Eagles from the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin AFB, Fla., will patrol the greater Cape Canaveral and Orlando areas through the
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