USNORTHCOM NEWS
Cheyenne Mountain backdrops somber Colorado 9/11 Commemoration

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – More than 700 military members and community leaders from across Colorado Springs joined today to commemorate the attacks of 9/11/2001 at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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Mexican armed forces honors Gen. Jacoby 
MEXICO CITY – General Chuck Jacoby, Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, was honored on Aug. 20, 2014, by the Mexican armed forces during an official ceremony at Military Base No. 1 in Mexico City for his efforts to strengthen military ties between the United States and Mexico. 
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UPDATE FOR AUG. 18, 2014: DOD continues widland firefighting support in Northwest Great Basin

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Two Department of Defense C-130 aircraft equipped with U.S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems and under the command and control of U.S. Northern Command are assisting with wildfire suppression efforts in the Northwest, Great Basin, and elsewhere in the West at the request of the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho.
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No injuries reported during hard landing of MAFFS-capable C-130 at Hill AFB

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System aircraft under the control of U.S. Northern Command experienced a hard landing at 1 p.m. MDT today, Aug. 17, 2014, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
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HHS suspends shelter operations at DoD installations for unaccompanied children

To prudently manage its resources, Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families has suspended operations at temporary unaccompanied children shelters on Fort Sill, Okla., Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, and Naval Base Ventura County, Calif.
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