Archive: 2008

Sept. 30, 2008

U.S. Northern Command gains dedicated response force

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- For the first time in its existence, U.S. Northern Command is gaining a dedicated force to respond to potential chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and

Sept. 29, 2008

USNORTHCOM wraps up support for trio of hurricanes

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – After providing assets from helicopters to high-water trucks to ships to chaplains, U.S. Northern Command is wrapping up several weeks of contingency operations for

Sept. 19, 2008

Units assigned to CCMRF gain insights for new response mission

FORT STEWART, Ga. – The exercise scenario was a sobering one: a 10-kiloton nuclear device detonated in America’s heartland, quickly overwhelming civilian responders.Military leaders who recently

Sept. 19, 2008

Military airborne imagery supported immediate hurricane recovery efforts

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Video and still imagery provided by military aircraft after Hurricane Ike struck the Gulf Coast gave responders on the ground their first look at affected areas in

Sept. 18, 2008

NORAD and USNORTHCOM official response to final GAO Report on the Integrated Command Center

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Gen. Gene Renuart, made the following public statement today: “Today, I provided

Sept. 15, 2008

Top Army leader visits newly assigned consequence management force

FORT STEWART, Ga. — Troops who are soon to be part of a federal military consequence management force drilled on their new response mission here Sunday under the attentive eye of the Army’s

Sept. 14, 2008

U.S. Northern Command continues response to Hurricane Ike’s aftermath

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – U.S. Northern Command is coordinating Department of Defense support to FEMA, state and local response following Hurricane Ike’s landfall in Texas.The following is a

Sept. 14, 2008

Special Boat Operators ready to respond to Hurricane Ike relief efforts

ALEXANDRIA, La. – Nearly 50 Naval Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC) from Special Boat Team 22 and the Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School (NAVSCIATTS) are standing

Sept. 14, 2008

Air Cav. sends relief in response of Hurricane Ike aftermath

FORT HOOD, Texas – Pilots and crew chiefs loaded up two CH-47F Chinook helicopters with food, water and supplies in an effort to lessen the strain caused by Hurricane Ike.By mid-morning the twin-rotor

Sept. 13, 2008

23rd Wing deploys rescue forces for Hurricane Ike response

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFPN)  -- As Hurricane Ike approached the Texas coast, the 23rd Wing began moving units on Sept. 11 to pre-stage for rapid rescue relief operations. The 23rd Wing is the