Col. Paul M. Bishop, right, saluted Lt. Gen. Marc H. Sasseville, the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Region (CONR)-1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) Commander, during the guidon exchange at the Eastern Air Defense Sector’s virtual change of command ceremony on May 21. Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, Lt. Gen. Sasseville presided over the ceremony, which was held in Rome, New York, via video teleconference from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. The ceremony was videotaped and released on May 28, Bishop’s first official day as Commander. In the center, with the guidon, is Chief Master Sgt. Tammy Weber, 224th Air Defense Group Senior Enlisted Leader. Col. Emil Filkorn, EADS outgoing Commander, is on the left.
Lt. Col. Mario Accardo (L), commander, Civil Air Patrol Michigan Wing's Southeast Michigan Group, and Col Leo Burke, former wing commander, were part of the CAP contingent assisting the incident command post at the TCF Care Center in Detroit for COVID-19 patients. CAP is the U.S. Air Force’s official auxiliary and is aligned with First Air Force for Defense Support of Civil Authorities for COVID-19 missions. (Courtesy photo/Civil Air Patrol)
Lt. Col. Doug Sal Soglio, Civil Air Patrol Colorado Wing's Pikes Peak Senior Squadron, flew boxes of personal protective equipment in to the state's Western Slope for medical personnel. CAP is the U.S. Air Force’s official auxiliary and is aligned with First Air Force for Defense Support of Civil Authorities for COVID-19 missions. (Courtesy photo/Civil Air Patrol)
Civil Air Patrol pilots Capt. Matt Roberts (left) and Lt. Col. Paul Kloehn transport test kits to the Sawyer International Airport. CAP partnered with Michigan State Police, who handle emergency management and lead the state’s Emergency Operations Center. CAP, made up of volunteers, used one of the 10 available single-engine aircrafts assigned to the Michigan Wing to make multiple trips throughout the state, delivering test kits and picking up test kits that require processing. (CAP courtesy photo/released)
Majors Roy Kauer and Steve Duquett, pilots with Civil Air Patrol’s Michigan Wing, and state trooper Jason Sleeter pose for a photo after Sleeter transported test kits to CAP to be flown to the state laboratory for testing at Sawyer International Airport in Gwinn on May 9. Kauer and Duquett belong to the Bishop Airport Senior Squadron. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. David Eichaker/released)
U.S. Air Force Col. Tim Moses, chief combat operations, 601st Air Operations Center (AOC), and his team are undeterred by the current COVID-19 global pandemic and are hard-at-work ensuring the skies are safe over the continental United States at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 4, 2020. Currently, to keep a healthy, responsive force during COVID-19, members of America’s AOC are practicing social distancing, proper hygiene and exercising personal protective gear measures. The 601 AOC plans, directs, and assesses air and space operations for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. The 601 AOC secures the skies over the continental U.S. and provides aerial support to local authorities following natural disasters like hurricanes or earthquakes. The 601 AOC is primarily manned by the 101st Air and Space Operations Group, Florida Air National Guard. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Regina Young)

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