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  • Air Guard director lauds First Air Force for "raising the bar"

    The director of the Air National Guard presented the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Friday to the commander of First Air Force for the unit's superior performance.      Lt. Gen. Craig R. McKinley, director of the Air National Guard, made the presentation to Maj. Gen. Hank Morrow, commander of First Air Force (AFNORTH) and the Continental U. S.
  • First Air Force provides support to flood areas

    The numbered air force responsible for ensuring the air defense of the continental United States has also been supporting civilian and military authorities working to provide relief from the recent floods in the United States. Maj. Gen. Hank Morrow, commander, 1st Air Force (AFNORTH) announced the unit has answered a request through the adjutant
  • Legislators sharpen focus on Bay County military and community partnerships

    Florida state legislators and community leaders converged on Bay County Monday to visit local military facilities. The purpose of the visit was to foster community partnerships and raise the awareness of legislators of military installations and issues in Bay County. Maj. Gen. Douglas Burnett and Rep. Jimmy Patronis brought six members of Florida's
  • NEADS, AWACS link-up for integration training

    An E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System, or AWACS, aircraft from the 552nd Air Control Wing based at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., landed at the Oneida County Airport in Rome, N.Y., for integration training with controllers at the Northeast Air Defense Sector Monday. During the weeklong visit, the aircrew toured the Sector Operations
  • Air Force Rescue Coordination Center Airman named NORTHCOM Junior Enlisted Member of the Year

    Sometimes simply showing up to work and doing your job is enough to raise the bar for an entire unit. At least that is the case with Senior Airman Amanda Perkins. Perkins, a search and rescue controller at the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, was selected as the 2007 United States Northern Command Junior Enlisted Member of the Year in February
  • PILOT REACHES 1,000 COMBAT HOURS FLOWN

    A 332nd Expeditionary Operations Group F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, will reach two career milestones in a matter of weeks, one of which no other current Air Force fighter pilot has done until now. Lt. Col. Andy Uribe, 332 EOG deputy commander, racked up a career total of 1,000 combat flying hours while flying a mission here Feb. 16, and is expected
  • MANAS NCO DONATES ART TO FUND SURGERIES FOR NEEDY CHILDREN

    Where most just see trash, Tech. Sgt. Robert Sommers sees possibility.  On any given day, the 376th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron operations management NCO in charge can be found sorting through leftover wood scraps in his shop, which he paints on his off-duty time. The artworks he creates are sold and the proceeds are donated to help pay
  • CHIEF OF NGB VISITS TYNDALL

    The Chief of the National Guard Bureau recently visited Tyndall Air Force base to tour First Air Force and the 601st Air and Space Operations Center. Army LTG H Steven Blum arrived Tuesday morning on Tyndall's runways and was greeted by the First Air Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Hank Morrow. His tour included the site of the new First Air Force
  • CEREMONIAL FLIGHT TO MARK END OF 35 YEAR ALERT MISSION

    A commemorative flight will take place today, ending the 102nd Fighter Wing's 35 year history of its around-the-clock alert mission. Col. Anthony Schiavi, 102nd Fighter Wing Commander, will address those gathered following the final flight. Other guest speakers included are from JFHQ, NORAD, AFNORTH and NEADS. "Today marks the end of the 102d
  • AIR DEFENDERS BOLSTER SUPER BOWL SUNDAY SECURITY

    When the New York Giants and New England Patriots take to the field on Super Sunday, they'll be backed by some of the best defenders in the country. F-16 fighter jets from the 162nd Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., will be on duty for North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and its agencies -1st Air Force/Continental NORAD Region
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