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Master Sgt. Martha Dunning, AFNORTH standards and evaluations manager, briefs AFNORTH members April 4 at the Killey Center for Homeland Operations. Dunning is the units Combined Enlisted Association president. She has served as the manager of the 601st Air Operations Center Color Guard Team and as a member of the Tyndall Honor Guard Team. Unsung Hero: Master Sgt. Martha Dunning
Picture this, growing up abroad, visiting various places and bearing witness to the prestige of military ceremonies becoming a member of the U.S. Air force. This was the case for Master Sgt. Martha Dunning, AFNORTH standards and evaluations manager and this week’s unsung hero.
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A member of the 447th Bombardment Group (Medium) receives on-the-job training of aircraft instrumentation at Godman Field, Fort Knox, Kent., in July 1944. The 447th BG was assigned to First Air Force from April 10, 1944 to March 21, 1946. Happy 75th Anniversary Air Defense Command, precursor to First Air Force
First Air Force marks a milestone on Dec. 18, the 75th Anniversary of the activation of the Air Defense Command - the precursor to today's First Air Force. During early 1940, the Air Corps established the Air Defense Command at Mitchel Field, Long Island, N.Y., as the primary planning agency for development of a unified air defense system for
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force Rescue Coordination Center Airman named NORTHCOM Junior Enlisted Member of the Year
Sometimes simply showing up to work and doing your job is enough to raise the bar for an entire unit. At least that is the case with Senior Airman Amanda Perkins. Perkins, a search and rescue controller at the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, was selected as the 2007 United States Northern Command Junior Enlisted Member of the Year in February
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Default Air Force Logo 'Bosslift' sheds light on homeland defense mission
More than 30 Central New York civic leaders and employers of the Guard and Reserve experienced a two-day orientation of homeland defense assets located in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. The "bosslift" tour, sponsored by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, was designed to educate community leaders and employers of Guardsmen
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New York State Senator Joseph Griffo presents citations to (from right to left) Dr. Don Hanson, Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate director, Col. Clark Speicher, Northeast Air Defense Sector commander and Mr. Tony Kimball, from the 465th Fighter Interceptor Squadron reunion tour Sept. 18. The commemorative events were held at the AFRL Hangar located at Griffiss Business and Technology Park in Rome, N.Y. Ceremony commemorates 60 years of excellence
The Northeast Air Defense Sector and Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate teamed-up to commemorate the Air Force's 60th Anniversary Tuesday. The ceremony also included a historic squadron from the former Griffiss Air Force Base. Veterans from the 465th Fighter Interceptor Squadron reunited for the first time in 50 years to visit
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Retired Maj. Gen. Doug Pearson (left) and Capt. Todd Pearson (right), 390th Fighter Squadron pilot from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, joke around before Captain Pearson took off on the Celestial Eagle remembrance flight Sept. 13 at Homestead Air Reserve Base. General Pearson flew the exact same F-15, now assigned to the Florida Air National Guard 125th Fighter Wing, exactly 22 years prior while accomplishing the only successful satellite kill by an aircraft launched missile in history. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Erik Hofmeyer) Celestial Eagle: Historic F-15 anti-satellite mission remembered
The F-15 test pilot settled into the cockpit of the premier fighter jet in the world at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., awaiting takeoff with a 2,700 pound, 18-foot long missile mounted to the jet's centerline. The mission, dubbed the "Celestial Eagle Flight," called for a nearly vertical ascent to 35,000 feet and firing the missile through earth's
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Senior Airman Brandon W. Miller, left, and Tech. Sgt. Richard M. Hayes, both of the 119th Wing, remove fallen tree branches and debris from yards in order to clear a path for power line workers in Northwood, N.D. Aug. 28.  The fallen trees are a result of an F4 category tornado that hit Northwood, N.D., in the early evening hours of Sunday, Aug. 26. (USAF photo/Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp) North Dakota National Guard responds to tornado
The school mascot in Northwood, N.D. is the 'Thunder', and in the early evening hours around 8:45 p.m. on Aug. 26 a tornado brought a thunder like no other, ripping through the N.D. town of about 900 people. The tornado that wreaked havoc with the trees, buildings and homes in the close-knit rural community was no ordinary summer twister; it was an
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From right to left, Technical Sgt. Jolene R. Savageau, 119th Wing; Petty Officer 2nd Class Mary Sims; SPC Kacey Kruger; Staff Sgt. Travis Hackey; SPC Jorge Elizondo place a training casket during military funeral honor team training at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, Fargo, N.D., August 17, 2007.  (USAF photo/SMSgt. David Lipp)
Military Funeral Honors classes in Fargo
It was an exhausting, but rewarding week for the volunteers attending the Military Funeral Honors training Aug. 12-17. Members from the Air National Guard, Army National Guard and the Navy Reserve received the training at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Fargo, N.D. The course is designed to educate military members in a variety of funeral honor
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U.S. Air Force Capt. James Slaton, 91st Security Support Squadron, explains the correct way to inspect a missile site to Staff Sgt. Martin L. Waller, 119th Security Forces Squadron, August 3, 2007.  The missile field security forces training site is located at the Minot Air Force Base,N.D.  (USAF photo/SMSgt. David Lipp)
Air National Guard stands up its largest Security Forces Squadron
The Air National Guard Security Forces, Detachment 2, is well underway with the stand up of a new mission at Minot Air Force Base, S.D. The detachment is prepared to have their first Unit Training Assembly in October. Detachment 2 is the largest Security Forces squadron in the Air National Guard. The detachment will be officially designated the
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Default Air Force Logo First Air Force, AFNORTH, CONR multi-tasks
The past few months have chronicled tragic events in Minnesota and Utah, a category five hurricane, and two successful space shuttle launches and landings. First Air Force, Air Forces Northern Command (AFNORTH) and Continental US NORAD Region (CONR) assets were there. The triple-hatted command is tasked to provide air defense for space shuttle
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