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  • AFNORTH’s COVID-19 Relief Support Expands as the 64th AEG Tracks U.S. Air Force Medical Personnel Deployed to California

    This week, the 64th Air Expeditionary Group began tracking approximately 65 U.S. Air Force military personnel, including doctors, nurses and others deployed to four hospitals in California as part of a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) COVID-19 response operation. U. S. Army North (Fifth Army) (ARNORTH), the Joint Force Land Component Command of U.S. Northern Command Command, will oversee the military operation in support of federal and state efforts. “Our United States Air Force personnel are honored to provide medical support to the people of California,” said Lt. Gen. Kirk Pierce, AFNORTH commander, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. “Working in the civilian hospitals alongside the local providers is a rewarding experience for our team, and caretaking at its best.”
  • AFNORTH’s 335th AEG Expands its COVID-19 Relief Support to North Dakota

    A team of 67 Air Force medical personnel being managed by Air Forces Northern (AFNORTH’s) 335th Air Expeditionary Group arrived in North Dakota on Saturday to support the state’s and North Dakota Department of Health’s (NDDoH’s) COVID-19 response. “Our Air Force medical personnel are committed in their support to the people of North Dakota and the country as part of a whole-of-nation response,” said Lt. Gen. Kirk Pierce, commander, Air Forces Northern. “The teamwork between AFNORTH and Army North (ARNORTH) to support FEMA caregiving requests has been absolutely outstanding.”
  • AFNORTH's 335th AEG continues to track Airmen supporting COVID-19 response

    Air Forces Northern’s 335th Air Expeditionary Group, originally activated to manage Air Force personnel deployed to Travis Air Force Base, Calif., as part of a U.S. Northern Command’s COVID-19 response in April, is now managing Airmen sent to Texas as COVID-19 cases surge in the region.
  • CONR-1AF adopts innovation to support NORAD TFR enforcement for SpaceX launch

    U.S. Continental NORAD Region-1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) adopted an innovative approach to providing data-link support for NORAD aircraft protecting the temporary flight restricted airspace above the SpaceX launch conducted Nov. 15 at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.
  • CONR-1AF American, Canadian service members celebrated the service of Veterans

    American and Canadian service members from U.S. Continental NORAD Region- First Air Force (Air Forces Northern) celebrated the service of Veterans during two events on Nov. 11.
  • NORAD conducts live-fly air defense exercise ahead of manned space launch

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command, together with interagency partners, are preparing for next week’s space launch by conducting an air defense exercise over Cape Canaveral, Florida scheduled for November 10, with flights between 3-4 p.m. EST. Aircraft participating in the exercise include U.S. Air Force F-16 aircraft, a Custom and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations Super King Air 350, and a Civil Air Patrol Cessna C182 aircraft. Some portions of the exercise may involve flights from approximately 7,500 feet and may be visible from the ground. If weather prevents these scheduled flights, the exercise will be cancelled.
  • AFNORTH commander lauds CAP La Wing's efforts during busy hurricane season

    Civil Air Patrol’s Louisiana Wing recently “capped” a busy hurricane support season that began in late-July with Hurricane Hanna, which was followed by hurricanes Laura, Sally, Beta, Delta and Zeta.
  • News Video: 910th flies hurricane recovery mosquito control ops in Louisiana

    A news video documenting Air Force Aerial Spray operations in southern Louisiana following Hurricanes Laura and Delta. Eighty-Five Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, have been operating from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, since Oct. 20 and has treated nearly 900,000 acres of the more than one million acres assigned to them by FEMA. AFNORTH, the Air Force component of U.S. Northern Command activated the 910th to assist civil authorities in Louisiana.
  • Air Force C-130s fly mosquito control aerial spray ops to support hurricane Delta, Laura recovery efforts

    U.S. Air Force C-130H Hercules aircraft, equipped with Modular Aerial Spray Systems (MASS), and approximately 85 Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, deployed to Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, to conduct mosquito control aerial spray missions over southern Louisiana.
  • C-130s travel to Barksdale for aerial spray pest insect control efforts

    C-130 Hercules aircraft assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Vienna, Ohio, taxis on the flight line at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 19, 2020. The AFRC’s 910th AW came to Barksdale to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by providing unique aerial spray capability to assist with pest insect control efforts following recent hurricanes in Louisiana.