Aug. 4, 2016

Reserve Airmen Stand Ready to Help Fight Wildfires

Air Force Lt. Col. Luke Thompson describes being at the controls of an aircraft carrying the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System, or MAFFS, during a firefighting operation.

Aug. 4, 2016

C&E provides cots for Alaska exercise, maintains stock for humanitarian relief

Unshouldering a heavy pack and stretching onto a military cot can be a small but welcome comfort for warfighters after traveling by air for hours. Hundreds of soldiers had that modest amenity available to them as they arrived for the Arctic Anvil exercise in Alaska this summer, thanks to Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.

Aug. 4, 2016

Hatch Act outlines restrictions on political activity by federal employees

With the 2016 election season in full swing, people are getting involved in political activities and supporting their favorite party or candidate. However, federal employees need to be aware of legal restrictions on their political activity set forth in the Hatch Act.

Aug. 3, 2016

Lengyel becomes 28th chief of National Guard Bureau

Citizen-warriors and the entire National Guard family are vital to the security of the United States, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at the National Guard Bureau change-of-responsibility ceremony at the Pentagon today.

Aug. 3, 2016

Deterrence Symposium

NORAD Deputy Commander, Lt.-Gen Pierre St-Amand, speaks at the U.S. Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium panel July 27, 2016, in Omaha, NE.

Aug. 3, 2016

MAFFS C-130s to assist firefighting efforts

Military C-130s equipped with a U.S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System departed to support ongoing aerial fire fighting efforts in the Western U.S.

Aug. 3, 2016

New York Guard team catches unusual ride to work for Vigilant Guard exercise

A 5 a.m. commute in a 50,000 pound Army helicopter isn't a normal morning commute for most people, but for the National Guard members of the 2nd Civil Support Team—military personnel specially trained to find chemical, biological, and radiological weapons—it's just another day in the office.

Aug. 2, 2016

JTF-CS Change of Command

Major General Richard Gallant, U.S. Army National Guard, accepts the flag and command for Joint Task Force Civil Support from General Lori Robinson, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Commander. The change of command ceremony took place at Fort Eustis, Va., July 29, 2016.

Aug. 1, 2016

Common defense leads to unique partnership

On the grounds of Peterson Air Force Base, there is a building housing one of the most unique military commands in the world. The North American Aerospace Defense Command is a well-known entity, associated with more than a few classified mysteries. However, one thing many people do not know is unclassified.

July 27, 2016

TSA Administrator visits NORAD and USNORTHCOM Headquarters

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado - During a recent visit to the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command headquarters in Colorado Springs, the head of the Transportation Security Administration reaffirmed that sharing information at all levels between federal agencies is critical to the success of security and homeland defense-focused organizations.