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  • USAF Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol:  2021 Year-in-Review

    The 2021 efforts of the official Air Force auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol (CAP), were 80 years in the making.  However, its 80th Birthday preparation and celebration in no way detracted from “business as usual,” including year round operations and various mission assignments in support of First Air

  • 2021 busiest year on record for AFRCC

    For AFRCC, 2021 was the busiest year on record. During the year, the AFRCC team investigated 11,322 potential incidents nationwide, launched 639 rescue missions and saved the lives of 357 people. Those 357 included mothers, fathers, sons and daughters, and best friends. Citizens of the US, Canada,

  • 1AF Command Chief Master Sgt. Mikael Sundin Visits Task Force Holloman

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Mikael Sundin, (center) Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) command chief, tours Task Force Hollman during his visit to Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, Jan. 4, 2022. The Department of Defense,

  • First Air Force shares Year-In-Review with Panama City Rotary Club

    Senior Master Sgt. William Combs, senior enlisted leader with the Continental U.S. NORAD Region-1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) A1 personnel directorate, spoke to members of the Panama City Rotary Club at their weekly meeting Tuesday, and shared with them select highlights from 1AF's

  • Air Force operational C2 advisors provide more than just advice

    The U.S. Air Force’s senior advisors in the Operational Command Training Program, or OCTP, had a busy 2021, connecting the strategic-level Joint All Domain Command and Control, or JADC2, concept to operational-level command and control organizations.

  • Civil Air Patrol celebrates 80th anniversary

    Civil Air Patrol members throughout the United States and in overseas squadrons celebrated the organization’s commitment to community service on Dec. 1, 2001 — a commitment that began on Dec. 1, 1941, and has continued for 80 years.

  • AFNORTH’s CAP takes flight to assist tornado recovery

    Air Forces Northern (AFNORTH)'s Civil Air Patrol aircrews are flying storm surveys to assist the National Weather Service and the Kentucky Emergency Management Agency in gauging the official intensities of the deadly tornadoes that ripped into the Midwest on Dec. 10.

  • 2021 CONR NORAD Tracks Santa video

    2021 CONR NORAD Tracks Santa video, showcasing the component's role in one of the Department of Defense's largest and most widely-followed community outreach initiatives.