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  • Coming Feb. 22, single 800 number for all Airmen

    Members of the Total Force - regular Air Force, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, civilian and retired Airmen - are on line to have one central phone number for help with their personnel questions starting at 5 p.m. Central Standard Time Feb. 22. Members of the Air Force community should call the Total Force Service Center at 800-525-0102 to
  • CONR commander visits Canadian Forces

    As part of a familiarization and outreach effort with their northern military counterparts, Air Forces Northern senior leadership toured Canadian air defense sites Jan. 21-24. During the trip, Maj. Gen. Henry Morrow, 1st Air Force (AFNORTH) and Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region commander, traveled to the 1st Canadian
  • Command visit prompts tech upgrade

    A command visit to the Joint Task Force-Space Transportation System, operations center prompted a major overhaul in the force tracking system used during space shuttle launches. During previous shuttle launches, Air Forces Northern commander Maj. Gen. Hank Morrow's rescue teams, tracked the location of task force personnel and assets simply by
  • DMO conducts first-ever warfighter training

    Positive progress continues for the Air Forces Northern Distributed Mission Operations program as a first-ever individualized warfighter training event was held at the 601st Air and Space Operations Center Jan. 28. DMO is a complex and comprehensive series of interconnected, manned command, control, communications and computer equipment supporting
  • New "Warrior Airman" exhibit opens at USAF Museum

    The Airman's Creed promises that members of today's Air Force will be the nation's, "Sword and shield, its sentry defender and avenger."That sentiment was duly reinforced Jan.12 when the National Museum of the United States Air Force opened its "Warrior Airmen" exhibit. The newest addition to the museum honors how today's fight-focused Air Force
  • NORTHCOM/AFNORTH receives NIUSR Eagle award

    The commander of Air Forces Northern here will be accepting the National Institute for Urban Search and Rescue's Eagle award on behalf of United States Northern Command Feb. 10. Maj. Gen. Hank Morrow, AFNORTH commander, will be presented the award during the NIUSR "SMART POWER-The Front Line" conference in San Diego. "I am very honored to accept
  • CONR Fighters Patrol Super Bowl XLIII

    While a large portion of the world tuned in Sunday for Super Bowl XLIII, Continental U.S. NORAD Region fighters were busy protecting the skies around Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Air National Guard F-15 Eagles from the 159th Fighter Wing, New Orleans, La., and active duty Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB,
  • Permanent 9/11 reminder graces JADOC

    A large white stone fragment recovered from the Pentagon in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001 is now displayed in a high-quality exhibit case at the Joint Air Defense Operations Center in Washington, D.C. The display case is a recent gift from ARINC Engineering Services, LLC, a primary contractor for JADOC's technical and engineering support
  • CONR To Fly Air Patrols Supporting Super Bowl XLIII

    Continental U.S. NORAD Region fighters will be busy for Super Bowl XLIII protecting the skies around Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Air Force fighter jets may be visible Sunday while enforcing the Federal Aviation Administration's temporary flight restriction zone during Sunday's big game. Maj. Gen. Hank Morrow, CONR- NORAD Region commander,
  • RADAR Expert Rings In 2009 With Lifesaving Actions

    New Year's Day 2009 started on a good note for Paul Christensen, a 23-year old pilot of a Taylor Craft-21 bound for Idaho, but New Year's Eve was another story. Late on Dec. 31, John Henderson, a radar expert with the Western Air Defense Sector here received an urgent call from the Sector's Mission Crew Commander. A pilot leaving from
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