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  • MAFFS: Colorado reservists activated to support fire suppression efforts in Western U.S.

    Air Force reservists and one Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 302nd Airlift Wing deployed to California today. The reservists join the Department of Defense MAFFS Air Expeditionary Group replacing one of the four currently activated DoD MAFFS-equipped C-130s and aircrews conducting fire suppression
  • NORAD and U.S. NORTHCOM CC visits 1st Air Force

    The new commander of NORAD and U.S. Northern Command addressed an audience from the 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) – Continental U.S. NORAD Region enterprise at an all call during a visit Aug. 1-2, emphasizing the critical importance of the homeland-defense mission – when there’s often only seconds to seek solutions.
  • WADS organizes large air intercept exercise

    Aircrews and associated support personnel from across the military air defense enterprise completed a three-day Aerospace Control Alert CrossTell live-fly training exercise here July 26.
  • Course helps individuals discover themselves, enhance interpersonal skills

    Several members of 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) joined some members of the 186th Air Operations Group, Meridian, Miss., July 12, to share a class about a personality-assessment tool meant to help people enhance both their professional and interpersonal relationships.
  • WADS Welcomes New Canadian Detachment Commander

    The Canadian Detachment at the Western Air Defense Sector officially changed command Tuesday. Lt. Col. Michael Fawcett assumed command from Lt. Col. Matthew Wappler, who finished a three-year tour of duty as the Canadian Detachment commanding officer. Fawcett’s responsibilities will include leading the 15-member Canadian Detachment and serving as part of the WADS staff. Wappler is transferring to 1 Canadian Air Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as the senior staff officer for Aerospace Capabilities and Readiness.
  • Nevada Air National Guard MAFFS achieve milestone

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Aircrew from the 152nd Airlift Wing, Reno, Nevada, perform water training drops using the U.S.D.A Forest Service's Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System in the Sierra mountain range east of Sacramento April 24. The 152nd Airlift Wing achieved their training objectives for certification at McClellan Reload Base last month during
  • 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.