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Western Air Defense Sector Canadians celebrate Royal Canadian Air Force Anniversary
April 28, 2016
— JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCChord, Wash. -- The 92nd Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) was celebrated by the Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) Canadian Detachment's annual RCAF Mess Dinner at the American Lake Conference Center April 15.
CMSAF visits NORAD and USNORTHCOM, speaks with local Airmen
February 18, 2016
— The Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force visited Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, February 10-12, to meet with Airmen from nearby bases and tour North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command.
SELs Given Glimpse Of Daily Front-Line Missions, Local Preparations For Larger-Scale Disasters
February 9, 2016
— It’s cool outside as the sun drops and families settle in for the night just as they do each day in the Pacific Northwest. At the dinner table, slight vibrations are felt and seen as drinks sway in their glasses -- a subtle sign of just another small tremor, one of hundreds that occur yearly in this region. Just as quickly as it’s dismissed by desensitized residents though, it shakes the ground again … this time not so subtly. This is no small, normal tremor.
Statement by Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan
January 21, 2016
— COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO — Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan paid his first visit to the North American Aerospace Defense Command Headquarters (NORAD) at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado today. During his visit, he met with Admiral Bill Gortney, Commander of NORAD and U.S. Northern Command, and Canadian Lieutenant-General Pierre St-Amand, Deputy Commander of NORAD. Discussions focused on a number of issues important to the Canada-U.S. defence relationship, including continental defence, new challenges to North American aerospace defence and NORAD's continuing evolution to meet those challenges.
TRAINING TOGETHER TO BETTER PROTECT THE NORTH
October 30, 2015
— Approximately 700 military members from the Canadian Armed Forces, the United States Air Force, the United States Navy, and the United States Air National Guard braved the beginning of the Canadian winter during the VS16 NORAD Field Training Exercise in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador from October 15 to 26, 2015.
New NORAD Deputy Commander hosts this year’s Canada Day Celebrations in Colorado Springs
July 9, 2015
— Celebrating Canada Day in Colorado Springs has been a longstanding tradition in the region. Each July 1st the NORAD Deputy Commander and senior Canadian military officer in the United States hosts more than 400 guests to honor Canada’s birth and share Canadian culture with Canadian Armed Forces personnel, their families, U.S. military partners and local leaders.
NORAD, USNORTHCOM and the Mexican Air Force to participate in AMALGAM EAGLE 15
June 30, 2015
— The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), will participate, with the Mexican Air Force, in AMALGAM EAGLE 15, a tactical exercise, to be conducted Jun.30 - Jul.2, 2015, in which Mexico and the United States will respond to an illegal flight transiting the border of both countries. AMALGAM EAGLE 15 is designed to enhance air control procedures between both countries and lay the foundation to streamline a bi-national response.
Canada's Chief of Defence Staff concludes bilateral meetings with American counterpart
June 8, 2015
— The Chief of the Defence Staff,General Tom Lawson, completed bilateral meetings with his United Statescounterpart, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff inWashington D.C. on
Combatant commanders praise National Guard contributions
March 14, 2015
— The contributions to joint force efforts made by the National Guard State Partnership Program and the New York National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing were among those lauded by combatant commanders testifying here this week.
Budget Cuts Mean Long-term Risk, Northcom Chief Says
February 11, 2015
— WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2015 – Though the United States has seen military budgets drop following wars, today’s cuts are piling on to a complex security environment seldom seen in history, the commander
In Raptor we trust – all others we intercept
February 10, 2015
— JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- The phrase "Top Cover for America" was born of black-and-white newsreel footage of leather-jacketed men clambering into fighter jets to stop the Soviet
Harvin claims USNORTHCOM Sailor of the Year title
January 27, 2015
— Representatives from the Colorado Springs Council of the Navy League recognized North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command’s Sailor of the Year during a ceremony here Jan. 27.A
Cheyenne Mountain backdrops somber Colorado 9/11 Commemoration
September 11, 2014
— PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – More than 700 military members and community leaders from across Colorado Springs joined today to commemorate the attacks of 9/11/2001 at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station in Colorado Springs, Colo.
NORAD Celebrates 56 Years of Defense Collaboration
May 12, 2014
— PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Theyear was 1958, the cost of a new home was roughly $30,000, a gallon of gas wasabout $.24 and Elvis Presley was blaring from the radio as boys and girlsswooned over
NORAD-USNORTHCOM Honor Annual Award Winners
May 9, 2014
— Before a crowd of more than 120 of their peers, the U.S. NorthernCommand Deputy Commander, Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael Dubie, highlighted 14members of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and
The Missile Warning and Defender of the Year Award 2013
May 9, 2014
— TheNorth American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command MissileWarning and Defender of the Year Ceremony winnerswere honored May 2 at the Mining Exchange Hotel in Colorado Springs,
Arctic Paratroopers Jump into Deadhorse
May 8, 2014
— HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ARMY ALASKA, JOINT BASEELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - U.S. Army Alaska paratroopers made the 2nd EngineerBrigade's first airborne operation north of the Arctic Circle May 1 to hone
Arctic Collaborative Workshop Facilitates New Partnerships
April 23, 2014
— JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The Arctic Collaborative Workshop, drawingmilitary and civilian Arctic experts from Canada, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway,and the United States wrapped up on
NORAD, USNORTHCOM stand ready to defend nation, commander says
March 13, 2014
— WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 – The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 provided an important reprieve by enabling short-term readiness fixes and selected program buybacks of significant importance, the commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command said today. But the challenges posed by sequestration and the Budget Control Act remain, Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr. told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Canadian Armed Forces Logisticians at NORAD celebrate 46th anniversary
February 6, 2014
— Everything that the Canadian Armed Forces does, both at home and abroad, relies on a complex and integrated support system. The Canadian Armed Forces has been doing this through an integrated Logistics Branch since 1968.
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