Det 1, 1 AF is an Air Combat Command geographically separated unit comprised of 14 active-duty USAF personnel (8 officers, 6 enlisted) assigned to the 1 Canadian Air Division (1 CAD)/Canadian NORAD Region (CANR), Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Winnipeg, in support of the bi-lateral NORAD Agreement between the governments of Canada and the United States. The Detachment provides a 24/7 US communications link, as well as Fighter, Logistics, Communications, Air Battle Management, and Intelligence personnel who directly support the CANR mission. Detachment 1 also provides administrative personnel support to a USAF Brigadier General assigned as the Deputy Combined Joint Force Air Component Commander (D C/JFACC).
Det 1, 1 AF is a tenant unit under Canada's 1 Canadian Air Division HQ. Det 1, 1 AF personnel provide three mission areas in support of the CANR mission.
Provide administrative support to the D C/JFACC.
Provide functional support to the Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC).
Provide Communications support to D C/JFACC and CAOC.
The mission of the Canadian NORAD Region is to provide aerospace surveillance, identification, control and warning for the defence of Canada and North America.
Headquartered at 1 Canadian Air Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANR executes a variety of tasks to defend Canadian airspace, including identifying and tracking all aircraft entering Canadian airspace, exercising operational command and control of all air defence forces in CANR and operations in support of other government departments and agencies.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command conducts aerospace warning, aerospace control and maritime warning in the defense of North America.