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  • Leaders gather to honor NORAD’s 60th Anniversary

    Senior leaders of the Continental U.S. NORAD Region organization joined leaders visiting from the Canadian Consulate in Miami, Fla., for a local celebration of NORAD’s 60th Anniversary May 17 at the Canadian Maple Leaf Mess here. From left are: Lt. Gen. R. Scott Williams, commander, 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) – CONR; Laurent
  • New NORAD and U.S. NORTHCOM command senior enlisted leader visits 1st Air Force

    Be ready now. Not this afternoon, tomorrow or next week, but right this very moment. That was the message from Marine Sgt. Maj. Paul McKenna, Command Senior Enlisted Leader for North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, shared with 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) enlisted members during his visit with them May 15.
  • AFNORTH expands forces to support FEMA during upcoming hurricane season

    With an eye on hurricane preparedness and response capability, Air Forces Northern is participating in the annual Defense Support of Civil Authorities exercise Ardent Sentry 2018, May 7-11, to grow its force of trained crisis responders.
  • AFNORTH wraps up EMEDS exercise

    Air Forces Northern Surgeon General’s office members wrapped up their evaluation of an Expeditionary Medical Support confirmation field exercise here, April 20. Capt. Lee Laughridge, chief, AFNORTH Medical Operations and Training, and Jeff Brandenburg, chief, AFNORTH medical plans and logistics, worked throughout the year with agencies across the Air Force Medical Services enterprise to plan a scenario that exercised actual execution of the tactics, techniques and procedures of EMEDS during a domestic contingency.
  • Aircraft at Tyndall Air Force Base symbolically honors Otis

    Military aircraft that responded to the attacks over our homeland during the tragic events of September 11, 2001, are being honored at the The Killey Center for Homeland Operations at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida. The facility is headquarters for 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) and the Continental U. S. NORAD Region, one of the three regions that make up the North American Aerospace Defense Command. 1st AF (AFNORTH) is the air component of the United States Northern Command, with an area of responsibility that includes the continental United States, Alaska, Canada and Mexico.
  • Senior enlisted advisor to the CJCS and SECDEF mentors AFNORTH enlisted members

    An Air Forces Northern enlisted-member development initiative featured the top enlisted advisor to the Department of Defense as its keynote speaker April 24 here. U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of Defense, opened Technical Sergeants Involved & Mentoring Enlisted, designed to develop today’s subordinates into tomorrow’s leaders through mentorship.
  • AFNORTH medical duo evaluate EMEDS during exercise

    Two members of Air Forces Northern’s Surgeon General’s office are watching months of their planning efforts unfold here during an Expeditionary Medical Support confirmation field exercise, April 16-21, as they evaluate the 81st Medical Group’s response to simulated tornado aftermath.
  • America’s AOC holds dual change of command

    Command of the 601st Air Operations Center and the 101st Air Operations Group, collectively referred to as America’s AOC, changed hands in a combined change of command ceremony held here on April 13, 2018.