U.S. Air Force


Civil Air Patrol to Perform Critical Missions During Government Shutdown

Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, will continue to perform emergency and disaster response missions authorized by the Air Force during the federal government shutdown. CAP annually participates in 90 percent of America’s inland search and rescue missions and last year conducted more than 50 disaster relief operations, including damage assessment flights during…


National Interagency Fire Center: National Preparedness Level 3

July 2, 2013 Due to hot temperatures, dry conditions and thunderstorms, fire activity picked up in the West. Nine new large fires were reported: two in Idaho, three in Nevada and four in Oregon. Firefighters contained the Mill Fire in California at 534 acres as well as the West Hollister Fire in Idaho and the…


Wildfires Update: National Preparedness Level 3

National Inter-agency Fire Center reports:  Four new large fires were reported in Alaska where more than 488,000 acres have burned. The West Fork Complex and East Peak fires continue to be the main concerns for fire managers in Colorado. Residents near these fires remain evacuated this morning. Four MAFFS C-130 aircraft and support personnel from…