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NORAD Celebrates 57 Years as a Command

Release No: 15-001 May 7, 2015 PRINT | E-MAIL
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — North American Aerospace Defense Command will hold a birthday celebration commemorating 57 years as a command. The celebration will be held at 8:30 a.m., May 12, in the Building 2 Atrium, located on Peterson AFB.

Adm. Bill Gortney, NORAD and U.S. Northern Command commander, will provide opening remarks beginning at 9 a.m. Gortney and Lt. Gen. Alain Parent, NORAD’s deputy commander, will be available to speak with media following the cake cutting.

Media interested in attending should contact NORAD and USNORTHCOM’s public affairs office at 719-554-6889 no later than 3 p.m., May 8.

NORAD is the bi-national Canadian and American command that provides maritime warning, aerospace warning and aerospace control for Canada and the United States. The command has three subordinate regional headquarters: the Alaskan NORAD Region at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska; the Canadian NORAD Region at Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg, Manitoba; and the Continental NORAD Region at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.