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  • Day into night, rescue Airmen save two German citizens at sea on long-range rescue mission

    In a concerted effort throughout July 7, and into the early hours of July 8, approximately 80 Citizen Airmen and four aircraft from the 920th Rescue Wing successfully rescued 2 German citizens whose vessel caught fire approximately 500 nautical miles off the east coast of southern Florida.At the request of the U.S. Coast Guard's Seventh District in
  • Don’t worry, be ready

    During any emergency or natural disaster, one major thing typically is on one’s mind – family. Having a solid plan for family communication can prevent a lot of confusion and worry. Family members who have a good plan in place will be able to reach each other more efficiently and effectively.
  • Inaugural air defense exercise hailed successful

    Participants across the U.S. aerospace-defense enterprise agree – the inaugural Aerospace Control Alert Cross Tell Live Fly Exercise held here May 23-25 was a successful, integrated team effort.
  • CrossTell air defense exercise hones air-intercept skills

    Aircrews and associated support personnel from across the military air-defense enterprise are here today for a three-day Aerospace Control Alert CrossTell live-fly training exercise. Representatives from Air National Guard fighter wings, Civil Air Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard rotary-wing air intercept units will conduct daily live-fly sorties from today through May 25 to hone their skills with tactical-level air intercept procedures.
  • Senate confirms Wilson as Air Force Secretary

    Heather Wilson will be the next secretary of the Air Force, following her confirmation by the Senate May 8, 2017.
  • Fla. Wing Assists Air Force In Public Outreach to Increase S. Florida Flight Restrictions Awareness

    A media team from West Palm Beach, Florida, had a front row seat March 22 for a regularly scheduled North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) air defense exercise.
  • New York Air National Guard pararescuemen aiding seamen on stricken ship in Mid-Atlantic

    Seven New York Air National Guard pararescuemen are on board a cargo ship in the mid-Atlantic today, providing medical treatment for two injured crewmen after a five-hour flight and a night parachute jump into the sea.
  • WADS awarded 2nd Canadian Air Division Commander's Commendation

    During the Western Air Defense Sector Canadian Detachment’s annual Mess Dinner marking the 93rd anniversary of the formation of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) April 7, the 2nd Canadian Air Division/Air Force Doctrine and Training Division commander recognized WADS with the 2nd CAD Commander’s Unit Commendation citation.
  • CONR-1AF (AFNORTH) leaders visit Canada

    Commanders from across the North American Defense Command enterprise met April 11 at 1 Canadian Division Headquarters, 17 Wing, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to discuss their mutual mission requirements. Here, gathered around the headquarters guest book are: (L-R) 1 CAD Chief Warrant Official Serge Laforge; Lt Col Marcy Spiers, 1 CAD HQ Commanding
  • Supporting the fight and breaking records

    Air National Guardsmen from the 120th Airlift Wing departed for home in March following a four-month deployment at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.