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  • 1AF team directs air travel for arriving Afghan friends, allies

    THIS VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS THE EFFORTS OF THE TEAM established by 1AF to manage air travel for Afghans landing at Washington Dulles International Airport. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), through U.S. Northern Command and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening & general support for at least 50,000 Afghans at suitable facilities.
  • Elderly woman rescued from North Carolina woods through First Air Force/interagency effort

    An elderly dementia sufferer who had wandered nearly five miles into the NC woods was located, rescued and returned to safety in under eleven hours, as the result of the combined efforts of First Air Force and its interagency partners across the Southeast.
  • First Air Force takes command of Det 3 rescuers as part of new Space Command mission

    Marking one small step in a larger leap for its role as Air Force component to U.S. Space Command, First Air Force assumed command of Detachment 3, Space Launch Delta 45 (formerly the 45th Space Wing), during a redesignation ceremony July 15 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla., attended by members of the First Air Force leadership team and Det. 3 special guests.
  • Airmen from 1AF’s 64th and 335th AEGs surpass 1.6 million vaccinations, return home

    The final 43 Airmen tracked by First Air Force’s 64th and 335th Air Expeditionary Groups (AEGs) returned to their home stations Tuesday, marking the end of nearly four months supporting the whole-of-government response to COVID-19 at Community Vaccination Centers (CVCs) across the country.
  • Phelka named national commander of 1AF’s auxiliary: CAP

    Brig. Gen. Edward D. Phelka, Civil Air Patrol’s national vice commander since 2017, is getting yet another promotion — the biggest of his 34 years of service in the U.S. Air Force auxiliary.On Friday, CAP’s Board of Governors selected Phelka to be the volunteer organization’s next national commander and CEO. He will assume command Aug. 26 in a
  • 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.
  • CAP honored with Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

    Civil Air Patrol received one of the U.S. Air Force’s top honors Tuesday at the Air Force Association’s annual conference.
  • 1AF Personnel Participate in POW/MIA Vigil Run

    Master Sgt. Laura Alavarez, Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) A-2 Information Security Manager, runs in the POW/MIA Vigil Run at Tyndall AFB. The 24-hour event was hosted by the 81st Range Control Squadron and included participants from many Tyndall AFB units. (U.S. Air Force