Archive: 2007

Oct. 27, 2007

U.S. Northern Command provides wildfire imagery to first responders

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Department of Defense aircraft are capturing high-resolution video to assist in fighting the California wildfires. The commander of U.S. Northern Command, Gen. Gene

Oct. 26, 2007

U.S. Northern Command aircraft continue California firefighting assistance

CHANNEL ISLANDS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Calif.— The Department of Defense completed a second day of supporting California firefighting efforts with specially equipped aircraft on Thursday.Six Air

Oct. 25, 2007

Navy fights fires, prevents blackouts, helps military families

SAN DIEGO – As part of Task Force Bulldozer, 40 local sailors from the Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 are conducting bulldozer training today with Cal Fire and the California Department of

Oct. 25, 2007

Airmen, aircraft support California wildfire efforts

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The 9th Reconnaissance Wing’s U-2 and RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft have been tasked to collect high-altitude imagery of the wildfires in southern California. Flying in

Oct. 25, 2007

Joint Task Force Civil Support aids DOD response to California Wildfires

FORT MONROE, Va. -- In support of the Department of Defense’s response to the wildfires that have devastated Southern California, Joint Task Force Civil Support today deployed a seven-man planning

Oct. 25, 2007

U.S. Northern Command aircraft assist with firefighting in California

CHANNEL ISLANDS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Calif. – At the request of the local incident commander Wednesday afternoon, five Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve C-130 Hercules aircraft equipped

Oct. 25, 2007

Navy, Marine Corps units help avert San Diego power outages

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps helped San Diego residents avoid potential power outages during the San Diego firestorm crisis, Oct. 24. “We appreciate the Navy and Marine Corps’ response

Oct. 24, 2007

Navy Supporting Firefighting Efforts, Aiding Civilian Evacuees

SAN DIEGO – In addition to Navy helicopters flying sorties in support of firefighting efforts in San Diego County, local Navy personnel and civilian employees are assisting firefighters on the ground

Oct. 24, 2007

AFNORTH helps fight fires

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Air Forces Northern is deploying an Air Component Coordination Element, or ACCE, to support firefighting operations in Southern California. The ACCE is an Air Force team

Oct. 24, 2007

DoD and U.S Northern Command support California firefighting efforts

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The Department of Defense is deploying unique military capabilities to support emergency wildfire response efforts in southern California.The following is a list of