Archive: June, 2008

June 29, 2008

302nd Airlift Wing sends 3rd C-130, crew to California to assist in aerial firefighting effort

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - At the request of the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, the 302nd Airlift Wing (Air Force Reserve) deployed a third C-130H aircraft and aircrew to

June 29, 2008

Wyoming Air National Guard joins military aerial firefighting support efforts

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Members of the Wyoming Air National Guard and two of their C-130 Hercules aircraft arrived at McClellan Park June 27 to aid in support of firefighting efforts throughout

June 29, 2008

Military moves aerial firefighting operations to McClellan Park

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – To better support the people of California, Airmen and aircraft from the 302nd Air Expeditionary Group have relocated from Chico Municipal Airport to McClellan Park June 27.The

June 27, 2008

USNORTHCOM support deployed to California for wildland firefighting

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – U.S. Northern Command, in cooperation with the United Stated Air Force and the National Guard are providing the following support to the National Interagency

June 25, 2008

Reserve Component Advocacy Conference works to improve response, support

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Representatives from the U.S. Reserve Forces and National Guard joined personnel from NORAD and U.S. Northern Command to participate in the Reserve Component Advocacy

June 25, 2008

USNORTHCOM assists with California wildfires

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – U.S. Northern Command is mobilizing two Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) capable aircraft, a Defense Coordinating Officer (DCO) and Defense Coordinating

June 20, 2008

CWID offers technological solutions at USNORTHCOM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Police and fire officials responding to a wildfire decide they need more assistance.  A call is made to the state’s National Guard.  Then, through a request by the governor,

June 17, 2008

CWID 2008 tests interoperability solutions for U.S. Northern Command, multi-service, multi-national, and interagency challenges

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration, a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff program that seeks to provide the right technology for the right capability

June 17, 2008

NORAD and USNORTHCOM statement regarding news reports on the draft (classified) GAO report

The article in The (Colorado Springs) Gazette is incomplete and inaccurate and is based on a preliminary document that is classified, titled ”Statement of Facts.” News reports do not contain the GAO’s

June 13, 2008

F-16s will fly out of McChord during June exercise

WESTERN AIR DEFENSE SECTOR, McCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. – Six F-16 Fighting Falcons will stage at McChord Air Force Base for an exercise June 17-19. The event is designed to exercise emergency