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  • 1AF’s Air Force Auxiliary members complete full year of COVID-19 support

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, reached another mission milestone on March 24 — 365 continuous days in support of America’s humanitarian response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.“Dedicated Civil Air Patrol members, across the U.S., support our nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Lt.
  • 99th Medical Group deploys in response to COVID-19

    Members of the 99th Medical Group were deployed to California at the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of California in response to a surge of COVID-19 patients Jan. 7 to Feb. 13, 2021.
  • First Air Force’s 64th AEG oversees deployment of more AF Medics providing military vaccination support to FEMA in Michigan

    Fielding of additional Air Force medical personnel to support COVID-19 response operations in Michigan has kept First Air Force’s 64th Air Expeditionary Group busy tracking Airmen set to join the multi-service effort.“Our efforts are focused on ensuring our Airmen are able to swiftly and safely support FEMA’s COVID-19 vaccination mission
  • Continental U.S. NORAD Region hosts super bowl media day

    Members of the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region directed Super Bowl LV air defense media day, Friday, January 29, 2021. Six local media outlets participated in the event, which provided them with the opportunity to hear and speak with agency partners from the FBI, Customs and Border Protection, FAA, Tampa Police Department, and Civil Air Patrol highlighting how they partner with NORAD in protecting America’s skies. Members from the CONR team traveled to Tampa to conduct the event, while others joined from throughout the state to provide support.   
  • Operation Warp Speed: AFNORTH delivers COVID vaccine via Civil Air Patrol

    Before the sun rose, two Civil Air Patrol pilots, on mission as the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary for Air Forces Northern and U.S. Northern Command, completed their preflight checklist inside a hangar at Bemidji Regional Airport, Minn. Lt. Col. Robert Bowden and Maj. Rod Rakic knew what was at stake: time-sensitive distribution of COVID vaccine to Native American Tribes in the Midwest.
  • Air Force to allow longer braids, ponytails, bangs for women

    As an outcome of the 101st Air Force uniform board, Air Force women will be able to wear their hair in up to two braids or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of the head and length not extending below a horizontal line running between the top of each sleeve inseam at the under arm through the shoulder blades. In addition, women’s bangs may now touch their eyebrows, but not cover their eyes.
  • Department of the Air Force offers limited Active Duty Service Commitment waivers; expanded PALACE CHASE

    These programs provide provisions for both enlisted and officer members who meet specified criteria. The application window runs Jan. 20 – April 2.
  • AFNORTH’s COVID-19 Relief Support Expands as the 64th AEG Tracks U.S. Air Force Medical Personnel Deployed to California

    This week, the 64th Air Expeditionary Group began tracking approximately 65 U.S. Air Force military personnel, including doctors, nurses and others deployed to four hospitals in California as part of a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) COVID-19 response operation. U. S. Army North (Fifth Army) (ARNORTH), the Joint Force Land Component Command of U.S. Northern Command Command, will oversee the military operation in support of federal and state efforts. “Our United States Air Force personnel are honored to provide medical support to the people of California,” said Lt. Gen. Kirk Pierce, AFNORTH commander, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. “Working in the civilian hospitals alongside the local providers is a rewarding experience for our team, and caretaking at its best.”
  • AFNORTH’s 335th AEG Expands its COVID-19 Relief Support to North Dakota

    A team of 67 Air Force medical personnel being managed by Air Forces Northern (AFNORTH’s) 335th Air Expeditionary Group arrived in North Dakota on Saturday to support the state’s and North Dakota Department of Health’s (NDDoH’s) COVID-19 response. “Our Air Force medical personnel are committed in their support to the people of North Dakota and the country as part of a whole-of-nation response,” said Lt. Gen. Kirk Pierce, commander, Air Forces Northern. “The teamwork between AFNORTH and Army North (ARNORTH) to support FEMA caregiving requests has been absolutely outstanding.”
  • AFNORTH's 335th AEG continues to track Airmen supporting COVID-19 response

    Air Forces Northern’s 335th Air Expeditionary Group, originally activated to manage Air Force personnel deployed to Travis Air Force Base, Calif., as part of a U.S. Northern Command’s COVID-19 response in April, is now managing Airmen sent to Texas as COVID-19 cases surge in the region.
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