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  • Operation Noble Defender: CONUS NORAD Region conducts dynamic air defense exercise

    Continental U.S. NORAD region (CONR) F-15 aircraft along with KC-135 refueling aircraft flew simultaneously off the east and west coasts of the U.S. on April 6, 2021 as part of North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Noble Defender exercise.
  • Operation Warp Speed: AFNORTH delivers COVID vaccine via Civil Air Patrol

    Before the sun rose, two Civil Air Patrol pilots, on mission as the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary for Air Forces Northern and U.S. Northern Command, completed their preflight checklist inside a hangar at Bemidji Regional Airport, Minn. Lt. Col. Robert Bowden and Maj. Rod Rakic knew what was at stake: time-sensitive distribution of COVID vaccine to Native American Tribes in the Midwest.
  • CONR-1AF American, Canadian service members celebrated the service of Veterans

    American and Canadian service members from U.S. Continental NORAD Region- First Air Force (Air Forces Northern) celebrated the service of Veterans during two events on Nov. 11.
  • ACC to conduct experiment testing agility and lead wing concepts during AGILE FLAG 21-1

    Air Combat Command will conduct an experiment known as Agile Flag 21-1 from Oct. 21-29 to test agile combat employment and a new lead wing deployment concept. During Agile Flag 21-1, the 366th Fighter Wing from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, will test its ability to deploy as a lead Air Expeditionary Wing with a wing-level air staff. The unit will employ mission generation, command and control, and base operating support elements from its main operating base at Tyndall AFB, Florida, while supporting a forward operating base at Hurlburt Field, Florida, and a contingency location at Eglin AFB, Florida.
  • AFNORTH, partners demonstrate enhanced counter UAS capability

    Air Forces Northern, headquartered at Tyndall Air Force Base Fla., partnered with agencies from across the United States to conduct the first large-scale demonstration of a second generation counter Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) capability recently. The event took place at nearby Eglin Air Force base, Fla.
  • Bishop Takes Command at the Eastern Air Defense Sector

    Col. Paul M. Bishop is officially the commander of the Eastern Air Defense Sector.Bishop took command in a virtual ceremony, which was filmed earlier and distributed to EADS Airmen on Thursday through the facility’s internal network. The telecast allowed members to witness the change of command, which is traditionally conducted in front of the
  • 1stAF’s auxiliary capabilities surpass 10,000 pandemic man-days

    First Air Force’s pandemic-response auxiliary capabilities surpassed 10,000 man-days this week as Civil Air Patrol responded to interagency requests for assistance nationwide. Civil Air Patrol is the U.S. Air Force’s official auxiliary and is aligned with First Air Force for Defense Support of Civil Authorities for COVID-19 missions.“CAP is a
  • 1stAF, Mich. Guard, CAP continue to provide COVID-19 support through total force approach

    The Civil Air Patrol was established in 1941 and has evolved into a premier public service organization that continues to support emergency missions throughout the country when needed. As a total force partner and auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, the CAP found a way to assist with Michigan’s response to COVID-19 while preserving its 79-year legacy
  • First Air Force continues pandemic supply transport; bolsters response through CAP

    Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, New Hampshire Wing, enters the seventh week of COVID-19 pandemic-related missions. The most visible task the wing has carried out is the transport and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE).In its capacity as the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, and at the request of the State
  • CAP Supports Air Force Rescue Coordination Center mission, attains Innovative Technology milestone

    Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, achieved a major milestone, recording its 1,000th find of a lost or missing person on the way to its 656th life saved since new, innovative technology was developed.“Technology applications are woven into the DNA of the Air Force, and our Civil Air Patrol is no exception,” said Lt.
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