By NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs
PETERSON AFB, Colo. -- North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command fully participated in the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005 process. The BRAC recommendations will achieve the goals and objectives set by the Secretary of Defense. We worked closely with our Department of Defense counterparts to ensure BRAC 2005 would not create unacceptable risk to our mission accomplishment. In our review we noted that current and future capabilities needed for homeland defense, defense support of civil authorities, and aerospace warning and control of North America missions were fully considered in BRAC 2005.