Archive: 2007

Dec. 12, 2007

NORAD, NORTHCOM conducts Intelligence Oversight Conference

Safeguarding the privacy rights of U.S. persons is critical to the Department of Defense agencies that conduct intelligence activities in support of the nation’s homeland defense and homeland

Dec. 11, 2007

USNORTHCOM supports FEMA for Midwest ice storm relief

In anticipation of requests for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist residents of the Midwest suffering from heavy ice storms and extreme winter weather, the Commander of

Nov. 21, 2007

MAFFS capable aircraft in position in California

U.S. Northern Command is supporting the deployment of  Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) -equipped C-130 aircraft and supporting personnel to Channel Islands Air National Guard Station in

Nov. 17, 2007

U.S Northern Command anticipates firefighting support to California as Santa Ana winds pick up

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – U.S. Northern Command is actively engaged in the deployment of four C-130 aircraft with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System (MAFFS) to Channel Islands Air

Nov. 7, 2007

California state fire marshal praises USNORTHCOM response to wildfires

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – In a presentation Tuesday in Colorado Springs, Colo., California's state fire marshal described the response to the recent Southern California wildfires as unequalled in her

Oct. 31, 2007

Joint Task Force Civil Support aids California National Guard response to wildfires

FORT MONROE, Va. -- In support of the Department of Defense’s response to the wildfires that have hit Southern California, Chief Petty Officer Roberto Montoto, a Joint Task Force Civil Support

Oct. 30, 2007

DoD, U.S Northern Command assets, personnel supported Southern California firefighting efforts

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The Department of Defense deployed, under the operational control of U.S. Northern Command, unique military capabilities to support local, state and federal emergency

Oct. 29, 2007

Joint military effort aids California families in need

MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. – Although the California wildfires have had a devastating impact on many families, a glimmer of hope is beginning to shine through. Servicemembers and their families,

Oct. 29, 2007

From tactical to practical, military meets California’s needs

MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. – When the call came in requesting federal help to combat the flames engulfing hundreds of thousands of acres in southern California, it was only a matter of time until

Oct. 29, 2007

Relationships key to firefighting response success

MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. -- As the Defense Coordinating Officer of the California wildfires for U.S. Northern Command, Army Col. Mark Armstrong knows the importance of building concrete