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  • First Air Force’s Auxiliary supports FEMA for COVID-19 test transport

    The New Mexico Wing of Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, transported COVID-19 test kits from a meat packing plant in southern New Mexico to the Scientific Laboratory Division of the state Department of Health in Albuquerque for processing.The New Mexico Wing, in support of U.S. Northern Command’s support of the Federal
  • AFRCC eases into 2019 after ‘record’ 2018

    After a year in which the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center here managed a record number of incidents leading to a record high number of saves during 2018, stats were slightly down in January 2019 from where they were a year ago.
  • Lewis assumes command of WADS

    Col. Gregory R. Lewis became the new commander of the Western Air Defense Sector during an assumption of command ceremony at the Washington Army National Guard Readiness Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord July 31, 2018.
  • Hurricanes, wildfires keep AF Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers busy in 2017

    With massive category 5 hurricanes slamming the Gulf Coast, East Coast, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands, and wildfires raging in the West, these Reserve Citizen Airmen Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers were called on 197 times to support real-world disasters, National Special Security Events and Special Event Assessment Rating Events
  • Air Force expeditionary medical team fully staffed in Puerto Rico

    Additional medical personnel were deployed to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Thursday, fully staffing the team already located on the island to approximately 100 personnel, in continued support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's ongoing hurricane relief efforts.
  • AFNORTH readiness personnel support local disaster response workgroup

    Maj. Lonnie Pirtle, (center), Air Forces Northern Installation & Mission Support Division Readiness Section, watches a medical exam of a dog during an animal-related disaster response workshop at the Bay County Fairgrounds Feb. 28. Hosted by the Florida State Agricultural Response Team and Bay County Emergency Services, the event brought together a
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