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  • 100th CAP cadet earns his ‘wings’ — a new AF Auxiliary milestone

    Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Andrew Wilson, seen here in the Civil Air Patrol aircraft he used to take his early flight training, is the 100th CAP cadet to receive his private pilot certificate through the Cadet Wings program. Wilson, 18, earned his wings following a check ride on July 4 at the San Marcos Regional Airport, officially becoming the 100th graduate of the program.
  • Third U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft joins DoD efforts for wildland fire fighting

    A third U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft joined the Department of Defense’s efforts for wildland fire fighting in Western states, as requested by the USDA Forest Service. The air tanker arrived at McClellan Airbase in Sacramento, Calif., yesterday, and made three of the 13 retardant drops for the day.
  • CONR-1AF wraps up Arctic air defense exercise AMALGAM DART

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Members from the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s continental U.S. Region honed their Homeland Defense skills and garnered air defense experience while operating in arctic conditions during air defense exercise Amalgam Dart 21-01, held June 10-18.
  • DoD C-130 aircraft mobilize to support wildland firefighting efforts

    Two U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft equipped with Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) began wildland firefighting operations in support of the National Interagency Fire Center over the Lava Fire in northern California Saturday, and have dropped nearly 20,000 gallons of fire retardant to date.
  • Airmen from 1AF’s 64th and 335th AEGs surpass 1.6 million vaccinations, return home

    The final 43 Airmen tracked by First Air Force’s 64th and 335th Air Expeditionary Groups (AEGs) returned to their home stations Tuesday, marking the end of nearly four months supporting the whole-of-government response to COVID-19 at Community Vaccination Centers (CVCs) across the country.
  • CONR-1AF conducts first-ever in theater C-17 special refueling operations during AD 21-1

    In support of the North American Aerospace Defense and Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) homeland defense missions, Continental U.S. NORAD Region – 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) achieved a first-ever milestone June 16 when U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 140th Wing, Buckley Space Force Base, Aurora, Colo., and the 4th Airlift Squadron, McChord Air Force Base, Wash., performed a C-17 wet-wing refueling during exercise Amalgam Dart 21-01 at Thule Air Base, Greenland.
  • CONR-1AF supports Arctic Exercise Amalgam Dart 21-1

    American and Canadian partner aircraft and crews are rev up the pace with air defense exercise AmalgamDart 21-1, in multiple locations across Canada and Greenland. Our 1AF Continental U.S. NORAD Region supports North American Aerospace Defense Command for this exercise featuring flying, maintenance, planning, and operational skill sets.
  • CONR collaborates with EADS, interagency partners on homeland defense

    Col. Roberto Balzano, left, the CONR-1AF (AFNORTH) National Capital Region liaison officer; Mr. Edgar Salinas, center, the CONR-1AF (AFNORTH) Air-Maritime Operations Center (AMOC) liaison officer and Col. Paul Bishop, EADS Commander, posed for a photo after this morning’s interagency meeting at EADS facility in Rome, N.Y. The meeting brought together a dozen leaders, operators and technical experts from the AMOC, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and the Air Force Research Lab – Rome Research Site to discuss “whole-of-government” approaches and solutions to several common challenges. In addition to the discussion, the group received an hour-long operational overview in EADS Battle Control Center.
  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    Following the COVID-19 pandemic, supply shortages have been popping up in everything from lumber to computer chips to new cars. These shortfalls are likely to affect some service members and their families this summer during the typically busy permanent change of station, or PCS, season.
  • AFNORTH prepares for 2021 hurricane season with ARNORTH in collaboration with interagency partners

    First Air Force (AFNORTH), along with 200 military and civilian partners, gathered both in-person and virtually for a Hurricane Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill hosted by Fifth Army (ARNORTH) at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas on June 3.