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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • NORAD - aircraft comlete mission; return to home base after NYC crash

    Approximately four hours after NORAD completed its combat air patrol mission in response to an aircraft crash into a building in New York City yesterday, fighter aircraft returned to their home bases. Only minutes after the crash, NORAD scrambled several fighter and support aircraft to cities on the