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  • Warfighters sharpen homeland defense skills in two-week event

    Since Monday the Continental U.S. NORAD Region here has dealt with a major aircraft accident involving nuclear weapons, worked to intercept foreign aircraft penetrating U.S. airspace, dealt with a murder-suicide, and monitored deteriorating world events that are teetering North America on the brink of nuclear war. And you think you're having a bad
  • NORAD fighters to patrol Super Bowl XLI

    The Continental U.S. NORAD Region is stepping up its air patrols in the Miami-Dade area to increase security during Super Bowl XLI activities. Spectators will see Air Force fighter jets over flying Dolphin Stadium during pre-game events, and in the local area during the game. According to 1st Air Force commander Maj. Gen. Hank Morrow, the patrols
  • "America's Air Operations Center" to open at Tyndall AFB

    High-level military and civilian leaders from across the continent will soon converge on 1st Air Force and the Continental U.S. NORAD Region Headquarters to dedicate a new air operations center here. Dubbed "America's AOC," the new, state-of-the-art, $15 million facility will enable 1st Air Force and CONR to better direct strategic air and homeland
  • NEADS members garner top-level awards

    Members from the Northeast Air Defense Sector garnered top-level awards from both New York Air National Guard and First Air Force annual awards. Two NEADS members received NYANG awards - Tech. Sgt. Thomas Whiteman was awarded Honor Guard Program Manager of the Year for 2007 and Senior Airman Traci Reeves was awarded Outstanding Airmen of the Year
  • Air Force Rescue Coordination Center opens at Tyndall

    The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center began operations here March 1 as the newest team member in "America's Air Operations Center." The AFRCC realigned under 1st Air Force (AFNORTH) in April 2006, to consolidate Air Force support to civilian agencies under a single air component commander. Previously located at Langley AFB, Virginia, the AFRCC
  • Northeast Air Defense Sector opens new fitness center

    In keeping with the 'Fit to Fight' mindset of the Air Force, the Northeast Air Defense Sector officially opened its new fitness center Friday for use of Department of Defense employees, including members at NEADS, Air Force Research Lab and Defense Finance and Accounting Services. Renovating Depot 1, East Wing, which was an existing building
  • F-15 fighters respond to F-16 crash

    The Continental U.S. NORAD Region here launched F-15 "Eagle" fighters yesterday to assist in the recovery of an F-16 "Falcon" pilot who ejected over the Straits of Florida. In coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration, CONR launched two Florida Air National Guard F-15 fighters from Homestead Air Reserve Base to help the U.S. Coast Guard
  • AFRCC coordinates ground rescue for glider crash

    The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center here assisted in saving a life, Monday, as it coordinated the rescue response for a glider pilot that crashed in the mountains near Franklin, West Virginia. The pilot's wife initially reported the crash to the Pennsylvania Civil Air Patrol after receiving a cell phone call from the pilot after he crashed in
  • Air National Guardsman awarded Bronze Star

    All it took for him was hearing the roar of a low-flying F-4's engines over where he was bivouacking in the N.M. desert as an Army ROTC cadet to decide that he wanted to fly jets. Twenty six years later and now an F-16C+ pilot, the New York Air National Guardsman was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement during a four month deployment
  • 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 07-08 late Monday night through early Tuesday morning in the National Capital Region (Washington, D.C.). This exercise comprises a series of training flights held in coordination with the