August, 2016


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Hurricane Hunters to fly low-level investigation mission today August 23, 2016 — The Air Force Reserve 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters will fly an investigative mission out of St. Croix today into Invest 99-L in the Western Atlantic Ocean. During the mission the WC-130J crew members will fly the aircraft between 500 and 1500 feet above the surface of the ocean to collect data that will help the National Hurricane Center determine whether Invest 99-L has the potential to develop into a tropical system. MORE

Air Refueling: Here Comes the Boom August 22, 2016 — EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Laying down soaring through the sky clouds are visible as far as the eye can see. In the distance appears a speck, which grows larger by the second, finally becoming recognizable as an aircraft. MORE

Georgia Community Leaders Visit NORAD, NORTHCOM August 19, 2016 — Community leaders from the state of Georgia visited NORAD and USNORTHCOM Headquarters here Aug. 19, 2016. MORE

New Commander at Alaskan NORAD Region, Alaskan Command August 17, 2016 — U.S. Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command commander gives command of Alaskan NORAD Region and Alaskan Command to U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach during a change of command ceremony Aug. 16 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. MORE

Louisiana Air National Guard provides security, aid and comfort August 17, 2016 — The Louisiana Air National Guard mobilized more than 100 Airmen to maintain order and provide assistance at the Celtic Media Centre movie studio facility shelter in Baton Rouge in response to rising floodwaters that forced thousands of residents to evacuate their homes, Aug. 14. MORE

Gen. Robinson visits Military District of Wash. August 16, 2016 — Gen. Lori J. Robinson, commander, NORAD and USNORTHCOM, visited Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Aug. 10, 2016. MORE

Red Flag-Alaska Jumps Off to a Good Start for the 36th Airlift Squadron August 15, 2016 — JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- The last frontier…home to hundreds of mountains that seem to scar the land, glacial rivers that wind through valleys and where millions of visitors travel each year to take in the sights. MORE

Robinson visits Norfolk August 12, 2016 — Gen. Lori Robinson, commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, visited multiple units at Norfolk, Va. Aug. 11, 2016. MORE

DoD Releases Update of Manual Governing Defense Intelligence Activities August 11, 2016 — WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has released an update of procedures, first published in 1982, that govern the conduct of DoD intelligence activities. MORE

Air Guard units provide critical communications link for Northern Strike exercise August 11, 2016 — GRAYLING, Mich. - Squadrons of Airmen from Illinois and Utah are providing the communications backbone for Northern Strike 2016. The 264th Combat Communications Squadron from Peoria, Illinois, is providing the communications hardware and infrastructure support for the exercise, operating from three locations at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center and the Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center in northern Michigan. MORE

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