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Archive: June, 2013

June 28, 2013

SECDEF visits NORAD, USNORTHCOM

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited NORAD and USNORTHCOM June 27 and 28, his first since his appointment as SECDEF in February.Hagel’s two-day visit included

June 25, 2013

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visits military installations in Colorado Springs

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will visit military installations in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 27-28. It will be his first visit to the area since being sworn in

June 23, 2013

Forest Service requests additional military air tankers to fight wildland fires

BOISE, Idaho – The U.S. Forest Service (USFS), through the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) here, has requested the activation of two additional Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped

June 14, 2013

UPDATE: DoD support to Black Forest Fire

CENTENNIAL, Colo. –Local military bases in the Colorado Springs area continue to provide personnel, equipment and shelter support to local, state and federal authorities and those affected by the

June 14, 2013

Military continues support for Black Forest fire

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – In an effort to mitigate the danger to personnel and property caused by the Black Forest fire, local military bases here in the Colorado Springs area are providing

June 13, 2013

Department of Defense provides assistance in Colorado fires

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Federal assistance is being provided in the effort against fires currently burning in Southern Colorado. The following support is being provided through formal

June 12, 2013

Department of Defense through U.S. Northern Command provides assistance in Colorado fires

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Federal assistance is being provided in the effort against fires currently burning in Southern Colorado. The following support is being provided through formal

June 12, 2013

Colorado Air Forces Reservists to deploy ‘MAFFS’ in support of Black Forest fire

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Two Air Force Reserve Command Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130s and aircrews from the 302nd Airlift Wing have been requested to support fire

June 10, 2013

Army North hosts Northern Command complex catastrophe session

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Military leaders at all levels and federal partner agencies met June 5 to participate in a one-day tabletop exercise hosted by U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) in the historic

June 7, 2013

NORAD and USNORTHCOM Commander to attend Northern Chiefs of Defence Meeting

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Gen. Chuck Jacoby, Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command will attend the Northern Chiefs of Defence Meeting to be held June