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  • CANR deputy CC visits 1st AF(AFNORTH)-CONR

    Brig. Gen. Christopher Ireland, the deputy commander, Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Region, talks with Brig. Gen. Kenneth Ekman, the vice commander, 1st Air Force, Air Forces Northern, during Ireland’s visit to the Killey Center for Homeland Operations June 26. During his visit, Ireland received operational briefings and a tour of the
  • AFRCC rescue effort for Montana campers marks 345 lives saved

    The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) assisted with evacuating 140 campers, state Search and Recovery (SAR) personnel and a dog, after flood waters damaged roads near a Bible camp southwest of Augusta, Montana.
  • Washington Air National Guard hosts ESGR Bosslift

    Experiencing a midair refueling of fighter aircraft during a training mission with the Washington Air National Guard’s 141st Air Refueling Wing was an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 60 civilian employers taking part in the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Bosslift program June 6-7, 2018.
  • AFRCC saves lives daily, quietly

    Sometimes, the results of their efforts make international headlines, but with minimal focus on their life-saving coordination behind the scenes. Every day of the week, around the clock, the controller staff of the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) work to connect calamity with calm, by helping ensure Search and Rescue (SAR) assets are coordinated for response to a distress call in the contiguous 48 states.
  • Hurricane help

    John Bender, 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) Installation and Mission Support Directorate, talks with Don Howell, 1st AF (AFNORTH) Manpower, Personnel and Services Directorate, about some of the hurricane preparedness materials he has available on a table in the Killey Center for Homeland Operations here June 12. The 2018 hurricane season
  • Describing DSCA

    Airman Magazine videographer Andrew Breese attaches a lapel microphone to Rick Bacon, National Security Emergency Preparedness Regional Director/Federal Emergency Management Agency Region VI, prior to a June 5 interview about Defense Support to Civil Authorities operations. Breese, along with a writer and photographer from the Airman Magazine
  • Staff to staff visit

    Lt. Gen. R. Scott Williams, 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) –Continental U.S. NORAD Region commander, greets Brig. Gen. Steven Nordhaus, Air National Guard Readiness Center commander, upon his arrival at base operations here June 5. Nordhaus’ visit was part of a larger staff-to-staff visit that brought together staff specialties from 1st AF