August, 2016


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Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs visits NORAD, NORTHCOM August 9, 2016 — NORAD and USNORTHCOM Commander, Gen. Lori Robinson and the Honourable StĂ©phane Dion, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, pause in front of the 9/11 Memorial in front of the headquarters, prior to the Minister receiving briefings on the commands’ missions during his visit here in Colorado Springs, Colo., August 8, 2016. MORE

Southern Border Visit August 5, 2016 — Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson, commander of NORAD and U.S. Northern Command, travelled the Southern U.S. Border visiting NORTHCOM mission partners and units July 19-21, 2016. She received mission briefs and aerial tours in Texas and Arizona. MORE

U.S., South Korea, Japan Discuss Recent North Korean Missile Launches August 5, 2016 — Representatives of the United States, South Korea and Japan conducted a senior-level videoconference to share information regarding two recent North Korean missile launches. MORE

Inter-American relations program benefit Mexico, U.S. militaries August 5, 2016 — Lt. Gen. Perry L. Wiggins, commanding general of U.S. Army North and Fifth Army, hosted a U.S. Military and Secretaria de la Defensa Nacional delegation in Kansas City, Kansas, as part of the 70th Fifth Army Inter-American Relations Program July 18 to 22. The visit included a stop at Fort Riley to meet with 1st Infantry Division Soldiers. MORE

EOC Director Course comes to Buckley August 4, 2016 — Buckley Air Force Base is hosting the Emergency Operations Center Director Course from August 2-5. Individuals attending the course are stationed at various locations throughout the Air Force, ranging from civilian to colonel. MORE

Reserve Airmen Stand Ready to Help Fight Wildfires August 4, 2016 — 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. MORE

C&E provides cots for Alaska exercise, maintains stock for humanitarian relief August 4, 2016 — 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. MORE

Hatch Act outlines restrictions on political activity by federal employees August 4, 2016 — 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. MORE

Lengyel becomes 28th chief of National Guard Bureau August 3, 2016 — 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. MORE

MAFFS C-130s to assist firefighting efforts August 3, 2016 — 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. MORE

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