Archive: October, 2007

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

Oct. 29, 2007

DCO spearheads DoD support to California firefighting

MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. – When the defense coordinating officer from U.S. Army North is tasked by U. S. Army North to assist civil authorities in a disaster area, one thing is for sure: assets

Oct. 29, 2007

Wildfires spark deployment of Army North Command Post

MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. – As wildfires ravaged southern California, Army North's Operational Command Post 2 deployed to March Air Reserve Base, Calif., Wednesday to assist the Federal Emergency

Oct. 28, 2007

C-130s make air drops in support of California firefighters

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The Department of Defense completed a fifth day of supporting California firefighting efforts with more than 20 air drops on Sunday. Flying under the command and

Oct. 28, 2007

NORTHCOM commander praises U.S. Army North’s efforts during wildfires

PASADENA, Calif. – Air Force Gen. Victor Renuart, commander of U.S. Northern Command, visited U.S. Army North Soldiers and civilians deployed here in response to the Southern California wildfires. 

Oct. 28, 2007

ARNORTH transitions from exercise mode to real world

U.S. Army North proved it’s ready for the “real world” during exercise Vigilant Shield ’08.   The national-level exercise, sponsored by the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), U.S.