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  • 3 Wyoming Wing aircrew members killed in CAP crash

    Three members of the U.S. Civil Air Patrol's Wyoming Wing were killed Monday (Aug. 20) when the CAP Cessna 182 they were flying during a search mission crashed at about 4 p.m. approximately 30 miles west of Sheridan, Wyo. Killed in the crash were pilot Lt. Col. James H. Henderson, 59, of Cowley, Wyo., and a member of the Wyoming Wing Headquarters,
  • NORAD fighters respond to TFR violation

    Two F-15 fighters under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command intercepted a small Cessna aircraft flying through the Temporary Flight Restriction zone over Crawford, Texas Thursday afternoon, August 23. The civilian aircraft entered the TFR at approximately 3:00 PM central time. The fighters expended eight flares during the
  • AFRCC continues Fossett search

    The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center here continues to provide critical search and rescue (SAR) support in the multi-state effort to find adventurer Steve Fossett. The extensive coordination and support effort includes: coordination with the Western Air Defense Sector at McChord AFB, Wash.; Nevada, California, Utah and Colorado Civil Air
  • CONR flights planned for 9-11 anniversary

    On the sixth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Air Force fighters assigned to the Continental U.S.NORAD Region (CONR) will be visible over the New York City area. Two F-15s from the 102nd Fighter Wing at Otis ANG Base, Mass., will over fly New York City, and make low approaches on LaGuardia, JFK, Newark and Teterboro
  • Active duty, Guard and Reserves training together for emergency management

    Intelligence agencies determine that a group that has been making threats against the United States is working in a clandestine lab. Law enforcement moves in to secure the lab, but the people who have been coming and going from the lab are lying strewn about on the ground around the building. An urgent call is immediately placed to the emergency
  • WADS blazes in to help

    For the first time in its history, the Western Air Defense Sector, a unit of the Washington Air National Guard, recently supported U.S. Northern Command's Defense Support to Civil Authority mission by helping to fight California wildfires. While still focusing on their normal daily duties of "Guarding America's Skies," the folks at WADS took on the
  • AFNORTH conducting Vigilent Shield 08

    Warfighters assigned to Air Forces Northern and the Continental U.S. NORAD Region are honing their homeland defense skills during Vigilant Shield 08 which began Oct. 15 and runs through Oct. 20 here. The annual homeland defense Vigilant Shield exercise, sponsored by the North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Northern Command and U.S.
  • AFNORTH liaisons deploy for wildfire relief efforts

    Air Forces Northern deployed nine Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers, or EPLOs, as early as Monday to various parts of the Western United States to aid in Southern California Wildfire relief efforts. These officers, requested by FEMA and approved by the Secretary of Defense, stand ready to coordinate military-unique assets for rescue, relief
  • WADS contributes to lifesaving event

    The Western Air Defense Sector, a unit of the Washington Air National Guard, played a vital role in saving lives on Oct. 26 as wild fires blazed in Southern California. While on a night mission under WADS' tactical control, a P-3 Orion anti-submarine aircraft from the Navy's Patrol Squadron VP 46, Whidbey Island, Wash., spotted a home in an
  • CAP flying in support of Calif. wildfires mission

    Now in their second week of round-the-clock operations, the Civil Air Patrol's California Wing members are conducting reconnaissance flights in support of various federal, state and local agencies as part of the response to deadly wildfires that have consumed more than 500,000 acres in seven Southern California counties. The California Wing was
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