Archive: 2010

June 15, 2010

City celebrates opening of ‘Gateway to Fort Sam Houston’

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas –Commuters traveling to and from Fort Sam Houston have the opportunity to witness one of the many improvements made for the community — the new Walters Street Bridge. As sounds

June 10, 2010

Citadel Protect 2010 training reinforces force protection importance

NORFOLK, Va. –The Navy continues to improve its force protection posture at home and overseas through series of training events, tabletop exercises, conferences and major exercises.These efforts will

June 8, 2010

Relocation exercises keep command center personnel sharp

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. –If the power goes out at home, you usually just light some candles and wait for it to come back on, but when you have the security of two nations resting on your

June 3, 2010

State, federal teams prepare for hurricane season

NEW ORLEANS –As ambulance after ambulance pulls up to the tents on the flightline, medical staff members rush out to carry in patients on litters brought in from local hospitals. With only 72 hours

June 3, 2010

Units make history with Air Force's first homeland defense ORI

GULFPORT, Miss. –Three units representing each component of the Air Force made history here May 16 through 23 when they successfully completed the first homeland defense operational readiness

June 1, 2010

Senator McCain and Admiral Winnefeld visit Arizona's southern border

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Admiral James Winnefeld, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern

May 27, 2010

CJCS addresses homeland defense, Mexico at chairman’s call

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. –Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen discussed homeland defense, Mexico and emerging challenges with servicemembers and media at a chairman’s call on

May 27, 2010

Command center shift leader holds deep ties to 9-11

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. –When Air Force Reserve Col. Jim Zietlow arrived at the Pentagon, the first thing he saw was people working on the new bus stop. It was scheduled to be moved 800 feet

May 25, 2010

JTF North trains law enforcement agents, Soldiers

FORT BLISS, Texas –In its continuous effort to enhance the life-saving and force protection skills of the nation’s law enforcement agencies, Joint Task Force North introduced 22 members of the

May 19, 2010

Adm. Winnefeld takes command of NORAD, U.S. NORTHCOM

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. –Navy Adm. James Winnefeld took command of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command from Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart in a ceremony on