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  • ‘America’s AOC’ Supports Inauguration

    In addition to the 601st Air and Space Operations Center's continuous mission of monitoring all the air traffic in the Continental United States, the 601st AOC also prepares and executes air plans for National Security Special Events, including this year's Presidential Inauguration. As America witnessed the inauguration of the nation's 44th
  • Louisiana Air National Guard intercepts plane flown by Marcus Schrenker

    Two Louisiana Air National Guard pilots intercepted the airplane used by Marcus Schrenker in what is now being called an attempt to fake his death. Maj. Matt Rippen and Capt. Josh Fogle, both with the 159th Fighter Wing, were manning their alert mission in Belle Chasse, La., when they got the call. "This is just one part of our mission which
  • DMO system trains to enhance Homeland Defense

    Enter a world of the unexpected, the unimaginable, and one occasionally punctuated by terrorism-induced chaos. Welcome to the world of Distributed Mission Operations at Tyndall, where technology and imagination combine to present state-of-the-art training scenarios to operators supporting the Homeland Defense mission. Using live, virtual and
  • AFNORTH commander's wheels 'go green'

    Although the Air Force is better known for all things blue, today Air Forces Northern's commander is 'going green.' Keys to a new 2009 Chevy Malibu were handed to Maj. Gen. Hank Morrow, who immediately got behind the wheel to 'test drive' his new ride. The vehicle, a hybrid 2.4 liter, 4-cylinder sedan is expected to increase the general's miles per
  • America’s AOC tracking Santa on Christmas Eve

    Members of the 601st Air and Space Operations Center will once again track Santa Claus on part of his journey around the world this Christmas Eve, and media interested in tracking Santa are invited to visit "America's AOC" Wednesday [see editor's note below]. In conjunction with the North American Aerospace Defense Command "Track Santa" program,
  • AFRC completes first visit to AFNORTH

    Leaders from Air Force Reserve Command visited Air Forces Northern here Nov. 21 to discuss the increasing mission requirements of AFNORTH and how Reserve Command can help support its operations. Members of the AFRC staff based at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., including vice commander, Maj. Gen. Allan Poulin, visited after an invitation from AFNORTH's
  • AFNORTH’s AFRCC coordinates SAR for downed aircraft

    Air Forces Northern's Air Force Rescue Coordination Center here assisted in saving three lives early Monday morning as it facilitated the rescue response for a downed aircraft near Fresno, Calif. The Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center contacted the AFRCC to pass information of a Beech A38 aircraft which went missing while attempting to land
  • 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 09-03, Dec. 3 in the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C. The exercise comprises a series of training flights held in coordination with the Federal Aviation
  • CONR supports successful Space Shuttle launch

    The Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region (CONR) and Air Forces Northern provided crucial airspace control and manning support to the successful launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour Friday. "The members of CONR protect the surrounding airspace overhead the shuttle, while AFNORTH personnel provide manning to potential search
  • Space Force Director honored for exemplary service

    The Director of Space Forces for 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal Nov. 14 for outstanding achievement and for her contributions to the Joint Forces Air Component Commander. Col. Jane C. Rohr earned the distinctive honor at a surprise ceremony following a teleconference in the 601st Air and Space