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  • 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
  • NORAD TO FLY AIR DEFENSE SUPPORTING SUPER BOWL XLII

    The Air Force is stepping up air patrols in the greater Phoenix area to increase security for Super Bowl XLII. Air Force fighter jets will fly near University of Phoenix Stadium and downtown Phoenix Friday morning, and make low approaches at local airports including Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, Sky Harbor, Goodyear, Deer Valley, and Scottsdale Municipal.
  • WADS Annual Awards banquet announces 'Best of the Best'

    Forty-three nominees were recognized for outstanding performance for the 2007 year during the Western Air Defense Sector's Annual Awards Banquet Jan. 11. The award winners are: Senior Airman Edwin Aviles, AGR Airman Staff Sgt. Mary Maggiolino, AGR NCO Master Sgt. Scott Taylor, AGR Senior NCO Staff Sgt. Ericson Cereno, Category 1 DSG Enlisted Tech.
  • Sector supports miniature aircraft flight testing

    The Northeast Air Defense Sector provided support during a Miniature Air Launched Decoy, or MALD, test Dec. 14. Members from NEADS began working with the 692nd Armament Systems Squadron based at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., in April 2007, said Lt. Col. M. Elise Hereth, operations control chief. "This testing gives NEADS further insight and ability
  • Despite stand down, CONR fighters remain on alert

    Despite a second fleet-wide stand down of A through D model F-15s, Continental US NORAD Region fighters remain on alert. "Our Air Sovereignty Alert and Operation NOBLE EAGLE alert missions utilize various aircraft, including F-16s, so we can maintain our alerts and launch as necessary," said Maj Gen Hank Morrow, 1st Air Force commander. "We are
  • AFNORTH meets new data link milestone with Pocket-J

    The United States has another vital tool to use in the global war on terror with the implementation of a new communication system as Maj. Gen. Hank Morrow, 1st Air Force commander, declared the Pocket-J system operationally acceptable Nov. 5. "This new data link capability represents a profound leap forward in technology," said Maj. Brian Lehew,
  • AFNORTH/CONR to participate in ARDENT SENTRY 2006

    Air Forces Northern and the Continental United States NORAD Region will hone its civil support and homeland defense skills in Northern Command exercise ARDENT SENTRY 2006, May 8 -18. Ardent Sentry 06 is a bi-national, multi-level exercise involving military and civilian agencies in both Canada and the U.S. It will exercise both countries ability to
  • AFNORTH prepares for hurricane season

    Air Forces Northern is honing its civil support capabilities here in preparation for the 2006 hurricane season. The ARDENT SENTRY 2006 exercise events provide AFNORTH the opportunity to tailor support responses to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). When FEMA requests Department of Defense resources to help with relief operations, AFNORTH
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