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  • DoD activates Fifteenth Air Force to expedite COVID-19 vaccine distribution

    Members of the joint Department of Defense assembled Feb. 24, 2021, in Florida, to provide flexible Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of the whole-of-government response to COVID-19. Service members have temporarily been assigned to Fifteenth Air Force, under U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Force Land Component Command, through U.S. Army North.
  • DoD activates MQ-9s for imagery support in wildland fire fighting

    At the request of the National Interagency Fire Center and upon approval by the DoD, U.S. Northern Command Airmen at the 432nd Wing activated to support efforts to fight the California wildland fires.
  • Commander of Air Combat Command visits the 601st Air Operations Center

    U.S. Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, visited the 1st Air Force and 601st Air Operations Center and learning about their vital air defense mission supporting the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command during a visit to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Sept. 29, 2020.
  • We Have the Watch! America’s AOC monitors the skies over the continental U.S.

    Undeterred by the current COVID-19 global pandemic, members of the 601st Air Operations Center and 101st Air and Space Operations Group are hard-at-work to ensure the skies are safe over the continental United States. The air defense of our nation is a no-fail mission and our number one priority. Our Airmen are committed to defending our country around the clock and the safety and health of our members, both military and civilian, is paramount.
  • First Air Force’s Auxiliary supports FEMA for COVID-19 test transport

    The New Mexico Wing of Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, transported COVID-19 test kits from a meat packing plant in southern New Mexico to the Scientific Laboratory Division of the state Department of Health in Albuquerque for processing.
  • Top Air Force leader’s vision realized with stand up of TF-Southeast

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visited Task Force-Southeast April 30 to see first-hand how the unit is supporting the whole-of-government approach to the Department of Defense’s response to COVID-19.
  • President signs executive order calling up Air Force Reserve medics, other specialties

    For the Air Force Reserve, personnel already serving in the Selected Reserve and Participating Individual Ready Reserve, as well as those assigned to the Individual Ready Reserve, may be asked to volunteer to activate in support of COVID-19 response. If taskings exceed the volunteer pool, involuntary mobilization of the SELRES and IRR to active status is now authorized to ensure mission accomplishment.
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