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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis walks down the steps off an aircraft.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis talks with Northcom's commander at the steps of an aircraft.
Representatives from North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Northern Command, the Mexican military and U.S. and Mexican federal civilian agencies, participate in Amalgam Eagle 2017, a live-fly exercise requiring a cooperative response to a an illicit flight that crossed the U.S.-Mexico border, at the exercise command center at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
Vice President Michael Pence and U.S. Air Force General Lori J. Robinson, the commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command exit the blast doors inside Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, June 23, 2017. The Vice President was accompanied by the Secretary of the Air Force, the Honorable Heather Wilson, and received briefings to better familiarize them with the unique mission that NORAD and USNORTHCOM have in defense of Canada and the United States. (DoD Photo By: N&NC Public Affairs/Released)
Vice President Michael Pence receives a mission briefing from U.S. Air Force General Lori J. Robinson, the commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command inside the Alternate Command Center at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, June 23, 2017. The Vice President was accompanied by the Secretary of the Air Force, the Honorable Heather Wilson, and received briefings to better familiarize them with the unique mission that NORAD and USNORTHCOM have in defense of Canada and the United States.  (DoD Photo By: N&NC Public Affairs/Released)
A Canadian NORAD Region (CANR) CF-18 Hornet refuels from a United States Air
Force (USAF) KC-135 Stratotanker during Exercise VIGILANT SHIELD  17-1. The
exercise took place between June 15 and 16, 2017 and allowed CANR crews to
practice intercept and escort procedures with USAF bombers.
A Canadian NORAD Region CF-18 Hornet practices intercept and escort procedures alongside a United States Air Force (USAF) B-52 Stratofortress bomber during Exercise VIGILANT SHIELD 17-1, June 15-16, 2017.
U.S. Air Force General Lori J. Robinson, Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command offers opening remarks during NORAD’s 59th Anniversary Celebration on Peterson AFB, CO May 12th. (DoD Photo by: N&NC Public Affairs/Released)
U.S. Air Force General Lori J. Robinson, Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Royal Canadian Air Force Lt. Gen. Pierre St-Amand, the NORAD Deputy Commander, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Hillary Melton, and Canadian Army Corporal Alex Loiselle cut the traditional birthday cake during NORAD’s 59th Anniversary cerebration  on Peterson AFB, CO May 12th. (DoD Photo by: N&NC Public Affairs/Released)
U.S. Air Force General Lori J. Robinson, Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Royal Canadian Air Force Lt. Gen. Pierre St-Amand, the NORAD Deputy Commander, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Hillary Melton, and Canadian Army Corporal Alex Loiselle cut the traditional birthday cake during NORAD’s 59th Anniversary cerebration  on Peterson AFB, CO May 12th. (DoD Photo by: N&NC Public Affairs/Released)
The 104th Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, F-15 fighter jets launch during night flying training at Barnes Air National Guard Base. The 104th Fighter Wing received the highest rating of "Mission Ready" on the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Inspector General (IG) Alert Force Evaluation, January 27, 2017.(U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Julie Avey)
The 104th Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, F-15 fighter jets launch during night flying training at Barnes Air National Guard Base. The 104th Fighter Wing received the highest rating of "Mission Ready" on the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Inspector General (IG) Alert Force Evaluation, January 27, 2017.(U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Julie Avey)
The 104th Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15 aircraft remain ready on the flight line at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. The 104th Fighter Wing received the highest rating of "Mission Ready" on the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Inspector General (IG) Alert Force Evaluation, January 27, 2017.(U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Julie Avey)
The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, launching Dec 1, features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more. The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese.
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker flown by the 92nd Aerial Refueling Squadron from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wa., while both units participate in the Vigilant Shield 2017 Field Training Exercise 17 Oct., 2016, in the high arctic.
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)
U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker flown by the 92nd Aerial Refueling Squadron from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wa., while both units participate in the Vigilant Shield 2017 Field Training Exercise 17 Oct., 2016, in the high arctic. 
(U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)
U.S. and Canadian armed forces Service members participating in The Vigilant Shield 2017 Field Training Exercise work in the joint operations center at headquarters Alaskan Command at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, 16 Oct., 2016.
A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker flown by the 912th Air Refueling Squadron from March Air Force Base, Calif., takes off at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, to provide refueling capabilities to Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18s while both units participate in the Vigilant Shield 2017 Field Training Exercise 20 Oct., 2016, in the high arctic.
Staff Sgt. Nick Eykamp, boom operator, 92nd Aerial Refueling Squadron, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wa., waits to begin refueling aircraft in a the boom pod of a KC-135 stratotanker after takeoff in support of Vigilant Shield 2017 Field Training Exercise 17 Oct., 2016,at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker belonging to the 912th Air Refueling Squadron from March Air Force Base, Calif., waits for takeoff at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, to provide refueling capabilities to Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18s while both units participate in the Vigilant Shield 2017 Field Training Exercise 20 Oct., 2016, in the high arctic.