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Aug. 26, 2021

Fort Pickett to support Operation Allies Refuge

Fort Pickett, Virginia, will support the State Department in providing temporary housing and sustainment for Afghan Special Immigration Visa applicants, their families and other at-risk individuals, according to a formal announcement made Aug. 25, 2021, by the Department of Defense.

Aug. 23, 2021

ARNORTH supports FEMA in Mississippi, expands in Louisiana

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 20 military medical personnel have deployed to Jackson, Mississippi, while another 20 will deploy to Tupelo, Mississippi.

Aug. 23, 2021

New Jersey Military Base Available to Receive Afghan Evacuees

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey is now ready to receive Afghan evacuees, the Joint Staff deputy director for regional operations said.

Aug. 18, 2021

ARNORTH provides operational command of military hospital support to FEMA in Louisiana

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 20 military medical personnel from the U.S. Navy will deploy to Louisiana as part of a Department of Defense COVID-19 response operation.

Aug. 11, 2021

Commander Offers Strategies for Deterring Aggression from China and Russia

The commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command described threats from Russia and China and ways to mitigate those threats.

Aug. 6, 2021

Fort Lee Supports Afghan Relocation

Task Force Eagle at Fort Lee, Va., is supporting the mission of relocating up to 3,500 Afghan special immigrant applicants in support of the State Department and as directed by the Defense Department.

Aug. 6, 2021

High Rollers’ MAFFS teams on course to surpass last year’s fire year totals at the half-way point through the fire year

The Nevada Air National Guard is only half-way through the fire year and already has amassed 434 drops with 1.2M gallons of retardant as of August 5, 2021.

July 29, 2021

FACT SHEET: Department of Defense Support in the Continental United States to Operation Allies Refuge

U.S. Northern Command is directly supporting the Department of State (DOS) to temporarily provide medical screening, transportation, lodging and general support to DOS for Afghan special immigrant applicants on Department of Defense installations.

July 21, 2021

NORAD and U.S. Northern Command lead the third Global Information Dominance Experiment (GIDE)

The third in a series of Global Information Dominance Experiments (GIDE) took place July 8-15, 2021, and was designed to enable cross-Combatant Command collaboration to generate globally integrated effects using artificial intelligence (AI) enabled information.

July 20, 2021

152nd Airlift Wing “High Rollers” extended on MAFFS duty as fires continue burning across western states

The Nevada Air National Guard’s participation in the MAFFS mission this year has been extended to Aug. 26 at the request of the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). There will also be two additional C-130 aircraft and aircrew added to the mission for a total of five military C-130 aircraft activated.