NORAD NEWS

Jan. 25, 2013

113th reaches alert milestone

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The 113th Wing’s Aerospace Control Alert detachment at Joint Base Andrews passed a major air defense milestone January 9, responding to its 4,000th alert event since

Jan. 14, 2013

Canadian Defense Minister visits NORAD, USNORTHCOM

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Canadian Minister of National Defence Peter MacKay visited the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command headquarters Jan. 14. MacKay spoke

Jan. 8, 2013

WADS conducts air defense exercise over northern California

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The Western Air Defense Sector will conduct air defense exercise Felix Hawk over the Cloverdale area of northern California on Jan. 10, 2013.Felix Hawk is designed

Jan. 7, 2013

NORAD Exercise Planned for Washington, D.C.

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct exercise Falcon Virgo 13-04

Dec. 28, 2012

NORAD Tracks Santa Program has record-breaking success in 2012

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - The North American Aerospace Defense Command’s NORAD Tracks Santa Program exceeded its own records in the number of calls, emails and socia media followers on Dec

Dec. 20, 2012

USAFA Christmas concerts and NORAD Tracks Santa bring the Christmas spirit to Colorado

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - The Christmas spirit is definitely among us, and for more than 12,750 Coloradans, it was mainly due to the amazing Christmas concerts given by the U.S. Air Force

Dec. 14, 2012

NORAD offers live interviews from the NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - North American Aerospace Defense Command is ready to track Santa, and media are invited to participate in a variety of ways, to include conducting live broadcast

Dec. 13, 2012

NORAD to conduct exercise flights over southern Louisiana

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct exercise flights today as they practice intercept and identification procedures. Exercise flights will take place

Dec. 13, 2012

Severely injured NORAD athlete makes amazing recovery and comeback to Ultraman Triathlon World Championships

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Lieutenant-Colonel Tony O’Keeffe, a Canadian Forces officer currently serving at North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs, placed fourth overall

Dec. 11, 2012

NORAD to conduct exercise flights over northern Minnesota

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct exercise flights today as they practice intercept and identification procedures. Exercise flights will take place

Dec. 11, 2012

NORAD, USNORTHCOM and Canadian Joint Operations Commmand Commander Sign Cooperative U.S./Canada Documents

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Army Gen. Charles Jacoby, Jr., commander of NORAD and U.S. Northern Command, and Lt.-Gen. Stuart Beare, Canadian Joint Operations Command commander, signed two

Dec. 11, 2012

NORAD acknowledges missile launch

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - North American Aerospace Defense Command officials acknowledged today that U.S. missile warning systems detected and tracked the launch of a North Korean missile at

Nov. 30, 2012

WADS conducts air defense exercise over southern California

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The Western Air Defense Sector will conduct air defense exercise Felix Hawk over the Riverside area of southern California on Dec. 2, 2012.Felix Hawk is designed to

Nov. 30, 2012

NORAD is ready to track Santa’s flight

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - The North American Aerospace Defense Command is prepared to track Santa's yuletide journey! The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, is going live today at

Nov. 26, 2012

WADS conducts air defense exercise over central Oregon

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The Western Air Defense Sector will conduct air defense exercise Felix Hawk over the Florence-Eugene areas of Central Oregon on Nov. 27, 2012.Felix Hawk is designed

Nov. 23, 2012

NORAD Fighters intercept general aviation aircraft over South Carolina

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Two F-16 fighters under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command intercepted a Cessna 337 general aviation aircraft in the vicinity of Charleston,

Nov. 19, 2012

NORAD, USNORTHCOM drills for continuity of operations

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - During a cold week in October, hundreds of people were ordered to march into a mountainous cavern and could only watch as two 20-ton steel doors were locked behind

Nov. 15, 2012

NORAD will conduct exercise flights to test its response capability

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct exercise flights on Thursday as they practice intercept and identification procedures. Exercise flights will

Nov. 14, 2012

NORAD to conduct exercise flights over Georgia

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct exercise flights this morning as they practice intercept and identification procedures. Exercise flights will

Nov. 3, 2012

NORAD intercepts civilian aircraft over Florida

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Two F-15 fighters under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command intercepted a general aviation aircraft over Titusville Fla., today.The fighters

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