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A service member stands on ice as other service members watch from a submarine.
May 5, 2022
NATO Allies, Partners Promote Arctic Security, Military Cooperation
Military leaders from 11 countries gathered in Alaska to promote military cooperation on issues facing the Arctic region.
Capt. Dylan Weber, the Air Expeditionary Group’s MAFFS Scheduler, 152nd Operations Group, stands in front of a Nevada Air National Guard C-130 equipped with the MAFFS unit.
May 4, 2022
Nevada Air Guard doubles certified pilots during aerial firefighting tra...
The Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd Operations Group upgraded four pilots to aircraft commanders certified on the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) here, April 25 - 30.
U.S. Air Force personnel from the 146th Airlift Wing load the U.S. Forest Service's Modular Airborne Firefighting System (MAFFS) inside a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft
May 4, 2022
Airborne Firefighting units participate in interagency spring training i...
Less than two years after the most devastating firefighting season in the United States, the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) spring training took place at Gowen Field, Idaho, April 25-29, 2022.
Maple Resolve 2019
May 3, 2022
US Army, US Marines and multinational forces to participate in Maple Res...
Approximately 680 U.S. Army Soldiers, 20 U.S. Marines and 3,200 Canadian and British forces will participate in the largest allied exercise conducted in North America, May 10-22, 2022.
May 2, 2022
Gender advisors support Operation Allies Welcome mission
Throughout the duration of Department of Defense (DoD) support to Operation Allies Welcome, U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) led the effort to provide gender advisory support to this Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-led, interagency operation to
A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules MAFFS (Modular Airborne Firefighting System) aircraft assigned to the 146th Airlift Wing sits on the flight line in front of the newly constructed MAFFS pits at Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, Port Hueneme, California. April 21, 2022. The new fire-retardant ground tanks have increased the storage capability five-fold from a 10,000-gallon capacity to 50,000 gallons to accommodate more MAFFS aircraft and the U.S. Forest Service's Very Large Air Tankers (VLAT's) with water and fire retardant solution. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michelle Ulber)
April 25, 2022
MAFFS ground tanks give California a cutting edge in aerial firefighting...
Finalizing construction for a massive air-tanker base upgrade, the California Air National Guard's 146th Airlift Wing (146 AW) completed the installation of four new fire retardant ground storage tanks in March. Vastly improving the wing's partnered
A CBRN specialist conducts decontamination training during exercise Guardian Response 18.
April 22, 2022
US Army North oversees annual disaster response exercise
U. S. Army North, U. S. Northern Command’s Joint Force Land Component Command, will oversee approximately 1,250 military and civilian personnel assigned to numerous military organizations across the country during its annual disaster response
graphic with USAF aircraft and emblems on a U.S. flag background for Virtual Flag: Homeland Defense exercise
April 19, 2022
VIRTUAL FLAG: Homeland Defense exercise sharpens skills, deters enemy a...
VIRTUAL FLAG 22-2: Homeland Defense exercise was successfully executed at the 705th Combat Training Squadron’s Distributed Mission Operation Center, or DMOC, located at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and distributed locations around the world
An officer gives an interview on the Women Peace and Security effort.
March 31, 2022
DOD Makes Strides in its Women, Peace and Security Program
Two years into its Strategic Framework and Implementation Plan, the Defense Department's Women, Peace and Security program has made significant strides to promote the safety, equality and meaningful contributions of women around the globe.
Army 1st Sgt. Marissa Lowe, left, the senior human resources noncommissioned officer with the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade, talks with a female Djiboutian officer during a State Partnership Program planning conference at Kempinski Palace, Djibouti City, Djibouti, March 8, 2022.
March 28, 2022
Guard incorporates women, peace and security initiatives
The National Guard is playing a key role in integrating a Department of Defense initiative to reinforce the importance of equal gender participation in all aspects of global peace and security.
March 25, 2022
A Diplomat’s Perspective on Operation Allies Welcome and the Importance ...
In mid-July of 2021, I found myself serving as the Department’s sole Foreign Policy Advisor (POLAD) at North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). This was when the crisis planning began for
Green Berets with 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) load snowmobiles onto a Royal Canadian Air Force C-130 Hercules during Exercise ARCTIC EDGE 2022 in Wainwright, Alaska, March 12, 2022. AE22 is a biennial, binational exercise designed to provide realistic and effective training for participants using the premier training locations available throughout Alaska, February 28 – March 17. (DoD photo)
March 18, 2022
ARCTIC EDGE 22 comes to a close
U.S. Northern Command’s exercise ARCTIC EDGE 22 came to a close March 16 across the state of Alaska.
Soldiers assigned to Task Force Liberty wave goodbye to Afghan guests.
March 17, 2022
DOD ceases Afghan Evacuee Safe Haven operations at Joint Base McGuire-Di...
U.S. Northern Command concluded DoD installation support to Operation Allies Welcome with the closure of safe haven operations at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., March 15.
March 1, 2022
Military hospital support to FEMA to begin in Utah, continues in several...
At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, one team of approximately 20 military medical personnel, including doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists, will deploy to the state of Utah to support civilian healthcare workers
Spc. Kiyana Santamaria, left, an Army motor transport operator, and Spc. Jessica Koroma, a religious affairs specialist with 377th Transportation Company, 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Armored Division, interacts with Afghan children while serving as a member of a female engagement team in support of Operation Allies Welcome at Fort Bliss’ Doña Ana Complex in New Mexico, Sept. 11, 2021. FETs assist female Afghan guests with navigating in processing procedures and other issues and concerns they may have. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Christina Westover, 24th Theater Public Affairs Support Element)
Feb. 19, 2022
Operation Allies Welcome Announces Departure of All Afghan Nationals fro...
Operation Allies Welcome announced that all remaining Afghan evacuees have departed Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, where they have been temporarily housed since evacuating Afghanistan, to be resettled in their new communities across the nation. To