Archive: 2006

Aug. 28, 2006

USNORTHCOM takes action following Hurricane Katrina

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – When Hurricane Katrina devastated the U.S. Gulf Coast one year ago, U.S. Northern Command responded by supporting civil authorities with the insertion of tens of

Aug. 25, 2006

USNORTHCOM hosts work group for pandemic influenza planning

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – As more and more birds carry avian influenza to new areas of the globe, planning for a potential global pandemic continues to build at hundreds of federal, state and

Aug. 24, 2006

U.S. Army North supports wildfire fighting efforts

When all the nation’s wildland firefighting ground crews have been committed, the National Interagency Fire Center turns to the military.This year, the Army got the call, and U.S. Army North deployed

Aug. 24, 2006

Agriculture secretary thanks firefighting Soldiers

BOISE, Idaho – Soldiers battling the 125,000 acre fire near Winthrop, Wash., received recognition Aug. 22 from Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns.The secretary praised the efforts of Task Force Blaze,

Aug. 19, 2006

Soldiers put fire training into action

Soldiers from Fort Lewis, Wash., assigned to Task Force Blaze put their wildland firefighting training into action for the first time Aug. 19 by taking on the wildfires burning in the state of

Aug. 19, 2006

USNORTHCOM-NORAD seminar focuses on shoulder-launched missile threat to aircraft

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The United States Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command sponsored a scenario-driven seminar Aug. 15 to further remedy the potential threat

Aug. 17, 2006

Fort Lewis Soldiers prepared to fight Washington fire

Soldiers from Fort Lewis, Wash., assigned to Task Force Blaze completed two days of intensive, hands-on training Aug. 16 to help fight wildland forest fires.The National Interagency Fire Center

Aug. 17, 2006

JTF-CS hones response with exercise challenges

FORT MONROE, Va. – The scenario could be one of your darkest nightmares: a madman driven by an anti-American zealotry has shattered the peace of a major U.S. city. His weapon of choice? An aerosolized

Aug. 16, 2006

Soldiers respond to forest fire

More than 500 Soldiers from Fort Lewis, Wash., have responded to the National Interagency Fire Center’s request for military assistance in battling forest fires in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National

Aug. 11, 2006

U.S. Northern Command assists with wildland firefighting efforts in Washington

PETERSON AFB, Colo. – United States Northern Command is preparing to deploy more than 500 active-duty U.S. Army soldiers to the Tripod Complex fire in Washington State to assist with firefighting