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  • 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
  • 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
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