Press Releases

May, 2016


NORAD fighters escort commercial aircraft May 25, 2016 — PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Two F-16 fighter jets under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command escorted Compass Airline Flight 5931 today as a precautionary response to a possible threat. MORE
Canadian Army set to commence their largest and most complex exercise of 2016 May 23, 2016 — May 18, 2016 – Wainwright, Alberta – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces As part of contributions to the operational readiness of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), over 6000 CAF personnel will participate in Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 2016, the Canadian Army’s largest and most complex training event of the year. Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE will take place in Wainwright, Alberta, from May 23 to June 6, 2016. MORE
NORAD AND USNORTHCOM CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY May 09, 2016 — PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson, former Commander, Pacific Air Forces will assume Command of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, during a ceremony at 10 a.m. MDT Friday, May 13, in Hangar 1 on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. MORE
NORAD exercise planned for Washington, D.C. May 02, 2016 — TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct exercise Falcon Virgo 16-08 Tuesday night into Wednesday morning in the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C., with flights are scheduled to take place between approximately midnight and 2:30 a.m. (EDT). MORE