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  • Raptors fly to support STS-117 launch

    F-22A Raptors have descended on the Space Coast to support STS-117 launch operations as part of Operation NOBLE EAGLE. Two of the Air Forces' newest air dominance fighters have begun air patrols over Kennedy Space Center and in the greater Cape Canaveral area. The air patrols will continue through the STS-117 launch. The Raptors are from the 94th
  • NORAD exercise planned for Washington D.C.

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct Exercise Falcon Virgo 07-09 Monday through Friday in the National Capital Region (Washington, D.C.). This exercise comprises a series of training flights held in coordination with the Federal Aviation
  • 1st AF commander presents Air Medals

    Maj. Gen. Hank Morrow presented two aviators the Air Medal for saving a burning aircraft and preventing disaster over a populated area near Shaw AFB, SC. Captains Brian Crum and Julie Moore, 20th Fighter Wing, Shaw AFB, S.C., received Air Medals for meritorious achievement May 8, 2007, by working together to safely land their F-16CJ Fighting
  • Vermont Air National Guard to Deploy Overseas

    The 158th Fighter Wing of the Vermont Air National Guard (VTANG) has received orders to deploy to the USAF Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR) in support of its U.S. Air Force Aerospace Expeditionary Forces (AEF) Mission and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The VTANG will send around 250 members and a contingent of F-16s to the Middle
  • 1st Air Force remains vigilant

    The commander of the Air Force organization responsible for defending the air sovereignty of the continental United States acknowledged reports in the open press of a heightened terror threat by saying his command "remains vigilant." "We here at First Air Force and the Continental US NORAD Region are keenly aware of the national intelligence
  • CONR fighters patrolling Central Florida

    As part of its continuing Operation NOBLE EAGLE mission, the U.S. Continental NORAD Region (CONR) has increased air patrols in central Florida. F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill AFB, Utah, and F-15 Eagles from the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin AFB, Fla., will patrol the greater Cape Canaveral and Orlando areas through the
  • AFNSEP Mission Moving to Tyndall

    The Air Forces Northern National Security Emergency Preparedness Directorate (AFNSEP) is moving its operations from Fort McPherson Georgia to Air Forces Northern Headquarters here Jan 1. AFNSEP changed its name from the Air Force National Security Emergency Preparedness Agency when it was deactivated as an Air Staff Field Operating Agency to Air
  • NEADS controllers assist in fighter response to air space violation

    Members from the Northeast Air Defense Sector assisted in controlling two F-16 fighters, under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command, on a mission to intercept a small Cessna aircraft in the National Capital Region Air Defense Identification Zone, or ADIZ, Aug. 1 at approximately 12:30 p.m. EST. The civilian aircraft entered the
  • EPLOs prepared to deploy

    The Air Force is prepared to deploy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers to various parts of the United States as tropical storms threaten the country. These officers, if requested by FEMA and approved by the Secretary of Defense, stand ready to coordinate military-unique assets for rescue, relief and recovery efforts. They provide sourcing and
  • Air Force EPLOs deploy for Hurricane Dean

    The Air Force has deployed eight Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers to various parts of the United States and Puerto Rico to help bring military assistance to threatened areas. These officers, if requested by FEMA and approved by the Secretary of Defense, coordinate military-unique assets for rescue, relief and recovery efforts. They provide
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