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  • 1AF leadership gets overview of air and space mission sets during visits to Peterson and Buckley Air Force Bases

    On March 11, the U.S. Air Force named First Air Force as the air component to U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM). Last week, starting with two visits to bases in Colorado, the 1AF team became actively engaged in learning more about the potential of its new role and expanded responsibilities.
  • Operation Noble Defender: CONUS NORAD Region conducts dynamic air defense exercise

    Continental U.S. NORAD region (CONR) F-15 aircraft along with KC-135 refueling aircraft flew simultaneously off the east and west coasts of the U.S. on April 6, 2021 as part of North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Noble Defender exercise.
  • 148th Fighter Wing supports NORAD’s Arctic air defense exercise

    The 148th Fighter Wing “Bulldogs'' are no strangers to extreme cold. Last week they were able to test their capabilities in Canada and Greenland, proving the ability to operate in a multinational environment with an advanced mission set, to include sub-zero weather conditions.
  • Air Force increases support to FEMA Community Vaccination Centers

    At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, two additional Air Force medical teams totaling 360 personnel are part of the Department of Defense’s latest deployment of 860 military medical and support personnel deployed to Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Virginia, and who are to deploy to Indiana and Missouri, to support state-run,
  • First Air Force named air component to US Space Command

    The U.S. Air Force has named First Air Force as the future air component to U.S. Space Command.Following this reorganization, First Air Force will continue to provide uninterrupted air component support to North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command while also exercising command and control over Air Force forces supporting
  • 1AF’s Air Force Auxiliary members complete full year of COVID-19 support

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, reached another mission milestone on March 24 — 365 continuous days in support of America’s humanitarian response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.“Dedicated Civil Air Patrol members, across the U.S., support our nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Lt.
  • 99th Medical Group deploys in response to COVID-19

    Members of the 99th Medical Group were deployed to California at the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of California in response to a surge of COVID-19 patients Jan. 7 to Feb. 13, 2021.
  • First Air Force’s 64th AEG oversees deployment of more AF Medics providing military vaccination support to FEMA in Michigan

    Fielding of additional Air Force medical personnel to support COVID-19 response operations in Michigan has kept First Air Force’s 64th Air Expeditionary Group busy tracking Airmen set to join the multi-service effort.“Our efforts are focused on ensuring our Airmen are able to swiftly and safely support FEMA’s COVID-19 vaccination mission
  • Continental U.S. NORAD Region hosts super bowl media day

    Members of the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region directed Super Bowl LV air defense media day, Friday, January 29, 2021. Six local media outlets participated in the event, which provided them with the opportunity to hear and speak with agency partners from the FBI, Customs and Border Protection, FAA, Tampa Police Department, and Civil Air Patrol highlighting how they partner with NORAD in protecting America’s skies. Members from the CONR team traveled to Tampa to conduct the event, while others joined from throughout the state to provide support.   
  • Operation Warp Speed: AFNORTH delivers COVID vaccine via Civil Air Patrol

    Before the sun rose, two Civil Air Patrol pilots, on mission as the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary for Air Forces Northern and U.S. Northern Command, completed their preflight checklist inside a hangar at Bemidji Regional Airport, Minn. Lt. Col. Robert Bowden and Maj. Rod Rakic knew what was at stake: time-sensitive distribution of COVID vaccine to Native American Tribes in the Midwest.