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  • NORAD brings 50th celebration to general aviation at Sun 'n Fun

    Jim Heneric worked his way through vendor kiosks in Hanger D at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. Moving slowly he spies Garmin here, NavAir there, and then a wholly unexpected and nostalgic pause.      "I'm browsing the aviation exhibits and suddenly, here's NORAD and I'm thinking 'what the (heck) is NORAD doing here?'"      Heneric, a general
  • AFRCC, CAP set to support Sun ‘n Fun 2008 aviators

    First Air Force units have taken measures to help speed search and rescue assistance to pilots flying here for the 2008 Sun 'n Fun fly-in.      The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, located at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., opened a precautionary mission last Sunday to enhance the Civil Air Patrol's ability to respond to emergency locator
  • Sector to receive new commander, vice commander

    A new commander was selected for the Northeast Air Defense Sector and will assume command during a Change of Command ceremony April 4 at 2 p.m. The new vice commander will take charge as the N.Y. Air National Guard Title 32 commander during the ceremony as well.      Col. John Bartholf, the current NEADS vice commander and Title 32 New York Air
  • Air Guard director lauds First Air Force for "raising the bar"

    The director of the Air National Guard presented the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Friday to the commander of First Air Force for the unit's superior performance.      Lt. Gen. Craig R. McKinley, director of the Air National Guard, made the presentation to Maj. Gen. Hank Morrow, commander of First Air Force (AFNORTH) and the Continental U. S.
  • First Air Force provides support to flood areas

    The numbered air force responsible for ensuring the air defense of the continental United States has also been supporting civilian and military authorities working to provide relief from the recent floods in the United States. Maj. Gen. Hank Morrow, commander, 1st Air Force (AFNORTH) announced the unit has answered a request through the adjutant
  • Legislators sharpen focus on Bay County military and community partnerships

    Florida state legislators and community leaders converged on Bay County Monday to visit local military facilities. The purpose of the visit was to foster community partnerships and raise the awareness of legislators of military installations and issues in Bay County. Maj. Gen. Douglas Burnett and Rep. Jimmy Patronis brought six members of Florida's
  • NEADS, AWACS link-up for integration training

    An E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System, or AWACS, aircraft from the 552nd Air Control Wing based at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., landed at the Oneida County Airport in Rome, N.Y., for integration training with controllers at the Northeast Air Defense Sector Monday. During the weeklong visit, the aircrew toured the Sector Operations
  • Air Force Rescue Coordination Center Airman named NORTHCOM Junior Enlisted Member of the Year

    Sometimes simply showing up to work and doing your job is enough to raise the bar for an entire unit. At least that is the case with Senior Airman Amanda Perkins. Perkins, a search and rescue controller at the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, was selected as the 2007 United States Northern Command Junior Enlisted Member of the Year in February

    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

    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