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  • AFAUX plays important role in ND floods

    Critical integration of efforts and resources has helped the citizens of North Dakota during the recent flooding that has hit that region in the past several days. Part of that interagency integration has been placed in the hands of the Air Force Auxiliary, the official federal aviation arm of the Civil Air Patrol that provides indispensable
  • AFNORTH activates JPRC for ND flood relief

    The 601st Air and Space Operations Center has activated the Joint Personnel Recovery Center in preparation for search and rescue activities in support of the North Dakota flood relief efforts. Located at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., the JPRC focuses specifically on large-scale search and rescue operations in the event of a hurricane or natural
  • CONR-AFNORTH supports Space Shuttle launch

    The Continental U.S. NORAD Region and Air Forces Northern provided crucial airspace control and manning support to the successful launch of Space Shuttle Discovery Sunday. "The members of CONR protect the surrounding airspace overhead the shuttle, while AFNORTH personnel provide manning to potential search and rescue operations," said Maj. Gen.
  • Killey, Arnold recognized at dedication ceremony

    -More than 200 visiting dignitaries, guests and base personnel witnessed today's ceremony that honored two retired Air National Guard generals, which also marked the official opening of a new headquarters complex at Continental U.S. NORAD Region - 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) headquarters. The much-anticipated memorialization and dedication
  • NORAD exercise planned for Washington, D.C.

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct a one-day exercise, Falcon Virgo 09-06, March 12 in the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C. The exercise comprises a series of training flights held in coordination with the Federal Aviation
  • Mission Support Director retires after 27 years of service

    It was, at least in part, a dare that prompted Col. Debra Skelton to enter the military―the Air Force ROTC program at the University of Connecticut―when she was just a young college student. Now, after 27 years of Air Force and National Guard duty, Colonel Skelton will retire March 12. She smiles when she recalls those well-meaning taunts about her
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection AMOC Director visits Tyndall

    Tony Crowder can't say enough good things about the Air Force―especially 1st Air Force. Director of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Riverside, Calif.-based Air and Marine Operations Center, Crowder described in glowing terms the ongoing working relationship between his Homeland Security organization and 1st Air Force. He made his remarks
  • Air Force Generals to be honored at ribbon cutting ceremony

    Two retired Air Force general officers will be honored by Continental U.S. NORAD - 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) Friday with a memorialization and dedication ceremony for the Killey Center for Homeland Operations and its approach road, L.K. Arnold Way. The ceremony will honor the legacy-laden contributions of Maj. Gen. Philip Killey and Maj.
  • FAA Officials Visit Air Forces Northern

    A group of senior-level Federal Aviation Administration officials based in Washington D.C., visited Air Forces Northern Feb. 12.           The visit focused on enhancing an integrated understanding of each others' current roles in maintaining air sovereignty.           During their visit, the officials received an F-22 Raptor familiarization
  • NORAD exercise planned for Washington, D.C.

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct a one-day exercise, Falcon Virgo 09-05, Feb. 26 in the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C. The exercise comprises a series of training flights held in coordination with the Federal Aviation
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