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A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker flown by the 912th Air Refueling Squadron from March Air Force Base, Calif., provides 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.

VS17 is an annual exercise sponsored by The North American Aerospace Defense Command and led by Alaskan NORAD Region, in conjunction with Canadian NORAD Region and Continental NORAD Region, who undertake field training exercises aimed at improving operational capability in a bi-national environment.

This year’s exercise sees NORAD building on previous years’ training successes when deploying air assets and personnel to the far north to exercise sovereignty operations in North America’s northern aerospace and in the high Arctic. This exercise provides crucial training opportunities for numerous military personnel with a variety of aircraft and assets from Canada and the United States to improve interoperability and to demonstrate NORAD’s ability to defend North America. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)
F-15 Eagles from the 142nd Fighter Wing arrive in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, for Exercise Vigilant Shield 2017, Oct. 17, 2016.  Vigilant Shield 17 represents a unique opportunity to practice and hone joint interoperability and cooperation skills between Canada and the United States in order to protect borders as well as national interests.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Shelly Davison, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).
Mr. Paul Jaffe (right), the designer of the original North American Aerospace Defense Command emblem, shows his artwork to Gen. Earle E. Partridge, first commander of NORAD, in approximately 1957.  NORAD was formally established in 1958.  Jaffe’s daughter, Ms. Mona Rowe, donated her late father’s original artwork of the emblem to the command at the NORAD and U.S. Northern Command Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 23, 2016.  (Jaffe Family Courtesy Photo)
Gen. Lori Robinson, Commander of NORAD and USNORTHCOM, accepts the original NORAD emblem artwork from Ms. Mona Rowe, daughter of the late Mr. Paul Jaffe, designer of the original emblem at the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 23, 2016.  In honor of her father, Rowe donated his artwork to the commands.  "My father's work resides with family," Rowe said.
Mr. Paul Jaffe sits at his desk at Ent Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo. in the 1950's.  Jaffe is the designer of the original North American Aerospace Defense Command emblem.  NORAD was formally established in 1958.  Jaffe’s daughter, Ms. Mona Rowe, donated her late father’s original artwork of the emblem to the command at the NORAD and U.S. Northern Command Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 23, 2016.  (Jaffe Family Courtesy Photo)
Visit of Pilot Classes of WWII reunion are Army Air Corps Cadet graduates from 1940-1945.
Gen. Lori Robinson, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Commander hosts a visit of the Pilot Classes of WWII reunion to the HQ on September 8, 2016. The Pilot Classes of WWII is an organization for Army Air Corps pilot graduates from 1940-1945, that exists to reunite veterans and foster learning about today’s military mission across various organizations.
Gen. Lori Robinson, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Commander hosts a visit of the Pilot Classes of WWII reunion to the HQ on September 8, 2016. The Pilot Classes of WWII is an organization for Army Air Corps pilot graduates from 1940-1945, that exists to reunite veterans and foster learning about today’s military mission across various organizations.
Gen. Lori Robinson, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Commander hosts a visit of the Pilot Classes of WWII reunion to the HQ on September 8, 2016. The Pilot Classes of WWII is an organization for Army Air Corps pilot graduates from 1940-1945, that exists to reunite veterans and foster learning about today’s military mission across various organizations.
Gen. Lori Robinson, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Commander hosts a visit of the Pilot Classes of WWII reunion to the HQ on September 8, 2016. The Pilot Classes of WWII is an organization for Army Air Corps pilot graduates from 1940-1945, that exists to reunite veterans and foster learning about today’s military mission across various organizations.
Community leaders from the state of Georgia visited NORAD and USNORTHCOM Headquarters, Aug. 19, 2016.  The community leaders were part of a civic leader tour and were flown to Colorado by the 94th Airlift Wing from Dobbins ARB, Ga.  The experience allowed the civic leaders to gain a clearer understanding of the roles and missions of various military organizations with an emphasis on the Air Force Reserve.
Community leaders from the state of Georgia are greeted by Maj. Gen. Daniel York, Director of Reserve Forces at NORAD and USNORTHCOM, Aug. 19, 2016.  The community leaders were part of a civic leader tour and were flown to Colorado by the 94th Airlift Wing from Dobbins ARB, Ga.  The experience allowed the civic leaders to gain a clearer understanding of the roles and missions of various military organizations with an emphasis on the Air Force Reserve.
Community leaders from the state of Georgia are greeted by Maj. Gen. Daniel York, Director of Reserve Forces at NORAD and USNORTHCOM, Aug. 19, 2016.  The community leaders were part of a civic leader tour and were flown to Colorado by the 94th Airlift Wing from Dobbins ARB, Ga.  The experience allowed the civic leaders to gain a clearer understanding of the roles and missions of various military organizations with an emphasis on the Air Force Reserve.
Major-General Christian Drouin, Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division, and General Lori Robinson, Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command,  presents a NORAD commendation to the 4 Wing Base Commander Colonel Paul Doyle and Acting 4 Wing Chief Warrant Officer Robert Brassington, at Hangar 1, 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, Aug. 15, 2016.
Major-General Christian Drouin, Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division, addresses members of 4 Wing Cold Lake during a visit by General Lori Robinson, Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, August 15, 2016.
Major-General Christian Drouin (second on left), Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division; General Lori Robinson (left), North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command Commander; Colonel Paul Doyle, 4 Wing Base Commander; and Warrant Officer Robert Brassington, Acting 4 Wing Chief, presents a commendation to Major Brad Steels, Commanding Officer of 417 Squadron and 417 Squadron Master Warrant Officer Mark Riach, outside Hangar 1, 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, August 15, 2016.
Major-General Christian Drouin (right), Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division, welcomes General Lori Robinson (left), Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, to 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, August 15, 2016.
U.S. Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command commander gives command of Alaskan NORAD Region and Alaskan Command to U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach during a change of command ceremony Aug. 16 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.  Wilsbach also assumed command of 11th Air Force from Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander. Outgoing commander Lt. Gen. Russell Handy retired after more than 30 years of service and relinquished command to Wilsbach.
NORAD and USNORTHCOM Commander, Gen. Lori Robinson and the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, pause in front of the 9/11 Memorial at the headquarters prior to the Minister receiving briefings on the commands’ missions during his visit to Peterson Air Force Base, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, August 8, 2016.
Two Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet aircraft pilots assigned to the 409th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, Canada, walk from the Thunderdome, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 5, 2016, during the familiarization day of RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-3, while a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 35th Fighter Squadron, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, taxis for take off. Free exchange of ideas between multilateral forces during RF-A enhances not just partners and sister-service relationships, but also their operational efficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)