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  • AFNORTH prepares for 2021 hurricane season with ARNORTH in collaboration with interagency partners

    First Air Force (AFNORTH), along with 200 military and civilian partners, gathered both in-person and virtually for a Hurricane Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill hosted by Fifth Army (ARNORTH) at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas on June 3.
  • 1AF's 64th AEG leadership team participates in Global Run Day 2021

    After months of managing teams of Airmen responsible for delivering more than 772,000 COVID-19 vaccines at state-led, federally supported Community Vaccination Centers nationwide, leaders from 1AF’s 64th Air Expeditionary Group took time to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to teamwork by celebrating Global Running Day 2021 with an official 5K race on Wednesday.
  • North American Air Defense Command Exercise AMALGAM HAWK

    A CF-18 Hornet receives fuel from a KC-135 during North American Air Defense Command Exercise AMALGAM HAWK conducted on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, Developed in coordination with NAV Canada and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), working with the Canadian Air Defence Sector at 22 Wing North Bay, Ontario, and civilian air traffic control in the
  • Two off-duty 64th AEG Airmen aid motorcyclist after collision

    Two Airmen deployed with First Air Force (1AF)’s 64th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG) in support of federal COVID-19 response efforts aided a motorcyclist following a collision on May 22, 2021, in Pine Township, Ind. The Airmen were off-duty from the state-led, federally supported Roosevelt High School Community Vaccination Center and returning from a leisure trip to Michigan City, Ind. when they came across the scene of the accident involving a truck and a motorcycle.
  • AF breaks down updated fitness test scores

    Without the waist measurement as a scored component, push-ups and sit-ups will increase from 10 to 20 points each, while the 1.5-mile run will remain at 60 points. Scoring will fall into five-year age groups, as opposed to the previous 10.
  • 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
  • Airmen assigned to 1AF's 64th and 335th Air Expeditionary Groups begin returning home

    In the last several months, Airmen tracked by First Air Force (1AF)’s 64th and 335th Air Expeditionary Groups (AEGs) respectively, worked tirelessly to support federal pilot community vaccination centers (CVCs) across the country. Last week, many returned home.
  • 1AF’s 64th Air Expeditionary Group Airmen support COVID-19 response across FEMA Regions 5-10

    Airmen managed by First Air Force (Air Forces Northern)’s 64th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG) are supporting Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) vaccination operations across FEMA Regions 5-10 that includes 30 states, four territories and the Republic of Marshall Islands. “To date, Airmen from the 64th AEG distributed almost 748,000 vaccinations, and I couldn’t be more pleased with their tenacious efforts supporting the whole-of-government effort,” said Lt. Gen. Kirk Pierce, commander, 1AF (AFNORTH).
  • 1AF completes BLUE FLAG 21-1 homeland defense exercise

    Members of Continental U.S. NORAD Region (CONR) – 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) completed a week-long BLUE FLAG exercise May 14 focused on refining processes to defend North America against cyber, cruise missile and other air, space and cyber domains threats.
  • Addressing the State of Tyndall

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kirk Pierce, Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region and 1st Air Force commander, gives a mission update at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, April 23, 2021. Pierce and other leaders at Tyndall held a town hall to discuss the timeline of Tyndall’s rebuild, resiliency and operational readiness with local community leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anabel Del Valle)
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