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December, 2006

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Day Of National Mourning December 29, 2006 — The President of the United States has declared Tuesday, 2 January 2007, as a Day of National Mourning due to the passing of Former President Gerald Ford. This will be a day to reflect upon the great MORE

Blizzard fails to derail NORAD Tracks Santa operations December 14, 2006 — PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Despite being pounded by the Holiday Blizzard of 2006, North American Aerospace Defense Command remains on alert for the nation and ready to track Santa Claus, MORE

Training to counter capabilities December 13, 2006 — PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command are currently involved in Exercise Vigilant Shield ’07 (VS 07), a robust, two-week exercise MORE

Interagency cooperation emphasized, exercised during VS 07 December 12, 2006 — PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command are in the midst of Exercise Vigilant Shield ’07, an exercise designed to test and stretch not only MORE

NORAD and USNORTHCOM use VS 07 to stretch personnel, capabilities, interagency cooperation December 9, 2006 — PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command are in the midst of Exercise Vigilant Shield ’07 (VS 07), a robust exercise simulating a series of MORE

NORAD, USNORTHCOM exercise homeland defense skills in Vigilant Shield ’07 December 8, 2006 — PETERSON AIR FORCE, Colo. – North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command are exercising their homeland defense skills during Vigilant Shield ‘07, an annual training event that MORE

U.S. Army North gets new CO December 6, 2006 — Lt. Gen. Thomas R. Turner assumed command of U.S. Army North during a ceremony Monday at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, according to an Army press release.He replaced Lt. Gen. Robert T. Clark, who retired MORE

DoD Support to STS-116 (Discovery) December 6, 2006 — U.S. Northern Command is the focal point for military emergency support to the Space Shuttle.  Support includes astronaut rescue and recovery and orbiter recovery.  USNORTHCOM, established in 2002 and MORE

NORAD and U.S. Northern Command support for STS-116 December 6, 2006 — PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command provide support to NASA and the shuttle program’s mission with distinctly different but MORE

Canadian NORAD Region conducts homeland defence exercise December 6, 2006 — WINNIPEG, MAN. – The Canadian NORAD Region (CANR) is participating in a large NORAD command post training exercise from December 4 to 14.  Exercise Vigilant Shield will test NORAD responses to various MORE