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  • 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
  • AFNORTH ready for Tropical Storm Alberto

    As Tropical Storm Alberto moves on to Florida's northeast Gulf Coast, AFNORTH is standing ready to provide Air Force support to civil authorities if requested. "I'm confident close cooperation between military and civilian authorities will allow us to respond quickly if we're called upon," said Maj. Gen. M. Scott Mayes, AFNORTH commander.
  • NORAD exercise planned for Washington D.C.

    The Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR) will conduct Exercise Falcon Virgo 06-05 in the National Capital Region (Washington, D.C.) February 8-10. The exercise comprises a series of training flights conducted in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Capital Region Command Center, the Joint Air Defense
  • CAP provides real-time imagery to AFNORTH during contingencies

    When military, local, state, and federal agencies respond to natural disasters or other contingencies, timely communication and information are two key elements to ensuring their combined actions are executed intelligently and expeditiously. One tool commanders have at their disposal is the Civil Air Patrol, who can use their Imagery Assessment
  • New ANG director comes home

    Lieutenant General Craig R. McKinley, the 12th and newest director of the Air National Guard, returned to his hometown to be a guest speaker at the National Guard Association of Florida's annual conference June 23-25. He also came home to reminisce with old friends and allow current and former members of the Florida Air National Guard to revel in
  • SEADS welcomes new commander

    June 22 marked a formal change of command ceremony here led by Maj. Gen. M. Scott Mayes, Air Forces Northern (First Air Force) and Continental United States NORAD Region commander, as the flag of command of the 601st Expeditionary Air Operations Group passed from Col. Charles M. Campbell to Col. David E. Kriner. Campbell has moved on to serve as
  • NORAD and USNORTHCOM remain vigilant in light of UK activity

    North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command officials are monitoring the situation following today's arrest in the United Kingdom of several suspects in a plot to blow up airliners bound for the United States. Senior NORAD and USNORTHCOM officials were notified and began coordinating with Department of Homeland Security and
  • NORAD to patrol space shuttle operations

    The Air Force is stepping up its air patrols in the Cape Canaveral area to increase security for upcoming Space Shuttle operations. According to 1st Air Force commander Maj. Gen. M. Scott Mayes, the patrols are a smart, efficient way to protect American lives and resources in the region. "NORAD protects a variety of national assets across the
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