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  • AFNORTH activates JPRC for Gustav

    The 601st Air and Space Operations Center has activated the Joint Personnel Recovery Center in preparation for landfall of Hurricane Gustav. 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 disaster. When a disaster occurs, the JPRC activates
  • EPLOs ready for emergency response role

    Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers nationwide stand ready to respond to national emergencies and events when requested. U.S. Air Force Reserve EPLOs are stationed in every state to coordinate military assets to support civil authorities in the event of a natural or man-made disaster or a national special security event. Working with officers
  • AFNORTH ready to support Gustav relief efforts

    With Hurricane Gustav rapidly approaching, Air Forces Northern is ready to provide military resources to civil authorities if requested. "We're ready and leaning forward to anticipate mission assignments," said Maj. Gen. Hank Morrow, 1st Air Force (AFNORTH) commander. "We bring a wealth of military capabilities to save lives, reduce suffering and
  • WADS, FAA, Navy pilots aid airmen "in the blind"

    Roland Manarin pulled his Epic LT turboprop from the runway at Fairbanks International, climbing smoothly into what he hoped would be a memorable southerly sortie around Mount McKinley, and then on to Ketchikan, Alaska. His co-pilot Harlon Hain, an Epic Aircraft instructor pilot, planned to take full advantage of the balmy August skies by helping
  • CONR, partners work to reduce air violations over Democratic, Republican conventions

    The Continental U.S. NORAD Region is partnering with the U.S. Secret Service and the Federal Aviation Administration to help reduce airspace violations near Denver and Minneapolis/St. Paul during the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Public and private airports, known as fixed-base operators, within 100 miles of the convention
  • Team Georgia wins Air National Guard softball tourney

    The 116th Air Control Wing's Team Georgia men's softball team won the open championship at the 43rd annual Air National Guard Softball Tournament with a 21-19 victory over New Jersey's 108th Air Refueling Wing on Aug. 9, 2008, at Frank Brown Park. Team Georgia continued its dominance of the Air National Guard softball tournament walking away with
  • Tyndall welcomes "Virtual Flag" training facility

    First Air Force opened a new multi-purpose training facility and added virtual technology to its monthly training last week to explore new frontiers in the cyber world, raise training standards and save millions in live-fly costs. First Air Force, Air Forces Northern combined 'Virtual Flag', using live, virtual and constructive platforms with its
  • AFNORTH simulation team competes for Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award

    Innovative simulation advances have led the National Guard Bureau to tag Air Forces Northern' s (AFNORTH) Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) team as their sole competitor for the 2008 Air Force Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award. NGB nominated the DMO team for pioneering the use of networked simulation technology to train war fighters in the
  • America’s AOC hosts ANG’s 43rd national softball tourney

    Play is underway in Panama City Beach, Fla., as the 601st Air and Space Operations Center hosts the 43rd annual Air National Guard Softball tournament. Sixty teams from around the country are vying for best-of-the-best honors at Frank Brown Park, where play will continue through Saturday. Opening ceremonies kicked off yesterday morning with the 601
  • Bowling brings in more than six hundred dollars for Airman’ s sick child

    More than six hundred dollars was raised at a First Air Force bowling tournament here Thursday for a child of an Airman who faces a serious illness. The response was immediate. First Air Force staff formed bowling teams in three days to support the medical expenses needed for an enlisted Airmen to care for a seriously ill child. Five-person teams