NORAD NEWS

Nov. 1, 2018

Bi-national exercise, Vigilant Shield 19, enhances readiness to defend the homelands

As the sun crept over the Olympic Mountains October 27, sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 assembled their gear on the shore. Their mission – find, render safe, and exploit

Oct. 31, 2018

NORAD personnel continue to support the mission in the wake of Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael made landfall near Florida’s Tyndall Air Force Base on October 10 with sustained winds of 155 mph as a category four hurricane.  A Category 5 hurricane, with sustained winds of 157

July 26, 2018

WADS organizes large air intercept exercise

Aircrews and associated support personnel from across the military air defense enterprise completed a three-day Aerospace Control Alert CrossTell live-fly training exercise here July 26.

July 13, 2018

WADS Welcomes New Canadian Detachment Commander

The Canadian Detachment at the Western Air Defense Sector officially changed command Tuesday. Lt. Col. Michael Fawcett assumed command from Lt. Col. Matthew Wappler, who finished a three-year tour of duty as the Canadian Detachment commanding officer. Fawcett’s responsibilities will include leading the 15-member Canadian Detachment and serving as part of the WADS staff. Wappler is transferring to 1 Canadian Air Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as the senior staff officer for Aerospace Capabilities and Readiness.

June 21, 2018

NORAD and USNORTHCOM host CBRN exercise

More than 95 personnel from the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear community gathered here to advance the enterprise during the Vista Crossing Tabletop Exercise and International CBRN

May 24, 2018

Gen. O’Shaughnessy assumes command of NORAD, USNORTHCOM

Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy assumed command of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command from Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson during a ceremony held at

May 14, 2018

NORAD 60th celebrates enduring partnership to defend North America

Canadian Snowbirds performed stunning aerobatic maneuvers to cap off a series of tributes to those who keep the peace as Canada and the United States celebrated a 60-year military partnership

Feb. 28, 2018

98-year-old Royal Canadian Air Force WWII veteran gets surprise visit

A 98-year-old Royal Canadian Air Force World War II veteran and former Prisoner of War now living in Colorado Springs, Colorado, received a surprise visit Feb. 23, 2018.George Sweanor, a retired Royal

Nov. 17, 2017

SECDEF visits NORAD, U.S. Northern Command

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis visited Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command Nov. 16 to discuss the topics of homeland defense, ballistic missile defense and

July 28, 2017

Pentagon Spokesman Comments on North Korean Missile Launch

A Pentagon spokesman said the Defense Department detected and tracked a single North Korea missile launch and that it did not pose a threat to North America.

July 17, 2017

NORAD, USNORTHCOM and the Mexican Air Force successfully accomplish objectives in AMALGAM EAGLE 17

The North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, along with the Mexican Air Force, successfully conducted AMALGAM EAGLE 17, a tactical exercise, which was designed to enhance

June 24, 2017

Vice President visits front range

Vice President Michael Pence made history by being the first vice president to send a payload command to a Global Positioning System satellite, Friday, June 23, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.

June 19, 2017

Canadian NORAD Region aircraft practice intercept and escort procedures with United States Air Force bombers

On June 15 and 16, 2017, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18 Hornet fighter jets, under the control of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), practiced identification and intercept

May 12, 2017

NORAD Celebrates 59, Looks Forward to its Diamond Anniversary

The North American Aerospace Defense Command celebrated its 59th Anniversary Friday with a ceremony in the Eberhart-Findley Building on Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo.During the

March 29, 2017

NORAD and USNORTHCOM Office of the Command Chaplain at holds religious affairs workshop

The NORAD and USNORTHCOM Office of the Command Chaplain at held a religious affairs workshop titled  "Embracing Complexity-Navigating Uncertainty" March 23, 2017. The three-day event focused on

March 21, 2017

Gen. Robinson meets with Zebulon Pike Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution members

General Lori Robinson, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command commander, spoke to a full house Saturday afternoon at the Zebulon Pike Chapter of the Daughters of the

Jan. 31, 2017

104th Fighter Wing Airmen Aim High on Alert Status Defending the Northeast

The 104th Fighter Wing screams over the Northeast protecting the skies after receiving the call. The Airmen at Barnes Air National Guard Base scramble whether it is a National emergency or it is for

Nov. 10, 2016

Exercise PUMA STRIKE: Royal Canadian Air Force conducts training aboard Miramar

Service members with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) began Exercise PUMA STRIKE with 24 CF-18 Hornets aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Oct. 31.

Oct. 21, 2016

VIGILANT SHIELD 17 Field Training Exercise

Vigilant Shield 17 (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.

Oct. 19, 2016

Exercise VIGILANT SHIELD 17 Takes off in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Aircraft, personnel and equipment from the Canadian Armed Forces and the United States Air National Guard have deployed to Yellowknife, N.W.T. as part of Exercise VIGILANT SHIELD 17 from October 17 to

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