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  • AFRCC helps save three lives

    The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center here helped coordinate three separate search and rescue operations in Utah, Washington and Colorado Wednesday, with local and state agencies saving the lives of three American citizens. The Beaver County Sheriff and Utah Department of Safety contacted the AFRCC to ask for federal assistance to search for a
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  • Idaho EPLO ready for 2009 wildfire season

    In late June 2008, Air Force Reservist Lt. Col. Scott Tagg was enjoying a pleasant, restful day at home in Boise, Idaho, when he received a phone call from the director of the National Interagency Fire Center, located in his hometown. The news wasn't good. He learned that during a period of extremely dry conditions in Northern California, parts of
  • Historic Civil War fort finds itself needed again

    The historic old Army post located here, constructed in the 19th century, is finding itself needed by 21st century warriors participating in a major U.S. Northern Command air defense exercise this week. Exercise Amalgam Dart '09 kicks off today at Camp Rilea and in nearby Warrenton, Ore., and will continue through Saturday. It is one of several
  • Air defense exercise to test NORTHCOM response

    Months of planning and preparations will soon be tested as Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors gear up for a major U.S. Northern Command air defense exercise here beginning today. Exercise Amalgam Dart '09 will take place here and in nearby Warrenton, Ore., and will continue through Saturday. It is one of several North American Aerospace Defense Command
  • AFRCC coordinates search and rescue for injured hiker

    Early Monday morning the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center here helped coordinate search and rescue operations with local and state agencies to save an injured hiker in the mountains near Wenatchee, Wash. A group of hikers witnessed a man fall nearly 1,000 feet down Mt. Stuart, the second highest non-volcanic peak in Washington. After witnessing
  • North American Air Chiefs Conference welcomes U.S. border nations

    Military and civilian leaders from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. attended the first-ever North American Regional Air Chiefs Conference hosted by 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) June 8-12. The attendees participated in a variety of mission briefings and interactive discussions designed to improve and foster relationships between U.S. Northern
  • AFRCC coordinates SAR for downed N.M. helicopter

    Controllers from the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center here helped local and state agencies search for a missing helicopter in the mountains near Santa Fe, N.M., late Tuesday night. The New Mexico State Police contacted AFRCC to ask for federal assistance in finding the helicopter and its three occupants. The helicopter had just picked up a lost
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