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  • 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
  • First Air Force Remembers 9-11

    First Air Force is hosting a 9-11 remembrance ceremony to honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and also recognize those service members who support Operation Noble Eagle and the homeland defense mission. Maj. Gen. Scott Mayes, 1st Air Force, Air Forces Northern, Continental U.S. NORAD Region commander, will lead a wreath laying
  • Tyndall ceremony honors 9/11 heroes, victims

    More than 400 people attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the base chapel here Sept. 11 to honor the victims and heroes of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command sponsored the ceremony. The command's deputy commander, Brig. Gen. Marcel Duval, spoke at the event. The event included two minutes of
  • Business changes dramatically for air operations center

    The way business is done has dramatically changed at the 1st Air Force Air Operations Center here. Five years after 9/11, the AOC, which is responsible for U.S. air defense, has made serious networking and communications upgrades to improve their processes. "Our mission is to watch all the aircraft coming into the U.S. and make sure they are all