Archive: August, 2006

Aug. 31, 2006

USNORTHCOM hosts senior Air Force leader

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Sometimes, to get to know someone better, you just have to meet face-to-face. This week, the Air Force general in charge of an organization that provides critical

Aug. 30, 2006

Soldiers Battle Wildfires

PFC Luke Schneider of the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, is one of 550 Soldiers from Fort Lewis, Wash., helping civilian firefighters fight blazes in Washington state. SPC Abel TrevinoSoldiers

Aug. 29, 2006

USNORTHCOM prepared to support Ernesto operations

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Ernesto’s progress and is prepared to respond to requests for support from the Federal

Aug. 29, 2006

From Falluja to forest fires: AAFES goes where the troops go

DALLAS – True to its motto, “We go where you go,” the Army and Air Force Exchange Service has mobilized its next-generation Tactical Field Exchange (TFE) in support of some 550 active-duty Soldiers

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