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TRAINING TOGETHER TO BETTER PROTECT THE NORTH October 30, 2015 — Approximately 700 military members from the Canadian Armed Forces, the United States Air Force, the United States Navy, and the United States Air National Guard braved the beginning of the Canadian winter during the VS16 NORAD Field Training Exercise in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador from October 15 to 26, 2015. MORE

New NORAD Deputy Commander hosts this year’s Canada Day Celebrations in Colorado Springs July 9, 2015 — Celebrating Canada Day in Colorado Springs has been a longstanding tradition in the region. Each July 1st the NORAD Deputy Commander and senior Canadian military officer in the United States hosts more than 400 guests to honor Canada’s birth and share Canadian culture with Canadian Armed Forces personnel, their families, U.S. military partners and local leaders. MORE

NORAD, USNORTHCOM and the Mexican Air Force to participate in AMALGAM EAGLE 15 June 30, 2015 — The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), will participate, with the Mexican Air Force, in AMALGAM EAGLE 15, a tactical exercise, to be conducted Jun.30 - Jul.2, 2015, in which Mexico and the United States will respond to an illegal flight transiting the border of both countries. AMALGAM EAGLE 15 is designed to enhance air control procedures between both countries and lay the foundation to streamline a bi-national response. MORE

Canada's Chief of Defence Staff concludes bilateral meetings with American counterpart June 8, 2015 — The Chief of the Defence Staff,General Tom Lawson, completed bilateral meetings with his United Statescounterpart, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff inWashington D.C. on MORE

Combatant commanders praise National Guard contributions March 14, 2015 — The contributions to joint force efforts made by the National Guard State Partnership Program and the New York National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing were among those lauded by combatant commanders testifying here this week. MORE

Budget Cuts Mean Long-term Risk, Northcom Chief Says February 11, 2015 — WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2015 – Though the United States has seen military budgets drop following wars, today’s cuts are piling on to a complex security environment seldom seen in history, the commander MORE

In Raptor we trust – all others we intercept February 10, 2015 — JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska -- The phrase "Top Cover for America" was born of black-and-white newsreel footage of leather-jacketed men clambering into fighter jets to stop the Soviet MORE

Harvin claims USNORTHCOM Sailor of the Year title January 27, 2015 — Representatives from the Colorado Springs Council of the Navy League recognized North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command’s Sailor of the Year during a ceremony here Jan. 27.A MORE