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  • Hurricanes, wildfires keep AF Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers busy in 2017

    With massive category 5 hurricanes slamming the Gulf Coast, East Coast, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, and wildfires raging in the West, these Reserve Citizen Airmen Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers were called on 197 times to support real-world disasters, National Special Security Events and Special Event Assessment Rating Events
  • WADS provides air defense for Super Bowl 52

    While the New England Patriots were taking on the Philadelphia Eagles during Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis Sunday, the Western Air Defense Sector was guarding the airspace around U.S. Bank Stadium.
  • CONR Region of NORAD protects skies during Super Bowl LII

    NORAD fighters from the Continental U.S. NORAD Region (CONR) will be busy during Super Bowl LII protecting the skies around the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on game day.
  • CONR-1 AF (AFNORTH) CC Commander visits McEntire unit

    Col. Abu Gahndi, 169th Fighter Wing Commander and Lt. Gen. R. Scott Williams, Continental U.S. NORAD Region – 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) Commander, flank an F-16 Viper maintenance crew during Williams’ visit to the unit Dec. 5. Williams regularly visits Air National Guard units throughout the country to stay current about operational
  • NORAD - NORTHCOM commander connects with Airmen during 1st Air Force vist

    With heartfelt thanks to the military and civilian members for their daily efforts towards the 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) mission, Gen. Robinson, commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, focused on engaging with junior level airmen and officers, Jan. 18.
  • WADS air battle manager graduates Navy TOPGUN

    An Air National Guardsman was the second ever to graduate from the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN), Dec 15, 2017 at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada.
  • Air Force saves Airmen time, no longer requires first year evaluations

    Air Force officials announced Jan. 4, 2018, Enlisted Performance Reports are no longer required for regular Air Force Airmen in the grade of airman first class and below with less than 36 months’ Time-In-Service or Air Reserve Component Airmen below the grade of senior airman.
  • Martin Luther King & Black History

    The year is 1963. Thousands of people are marching together in Washington, D.C. to participate in the nationwide struggle for civil rights and equality. Police officials and national guardsman stood alongside the march to mitigate the potential violence.
  • Civil Air Patrol vital piece of American airpower for 76 years

    Seventy-six years ago, the Civil Air Patrol found its way into existence by administrative order from the Office of Civilian Defense, playing a crucial role in helping protect the United States homeland during World War II. Today, as the Air Force’s official auxiliary force, they continue that role along with several others.
  • Air Force announces continuation pay rates

    Air Force leaders recently announced the Air Force’s continuation pay rates which are part of the new Blended Retirement System.