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Exercise PUMA STRIKE: Royal Canadian Air Force conducts training aboard Miramar November 10, 2016 — Service members with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) began Exercise PUMA STRIKE with 24 CF-18 Hornets aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Oct. 31. MORE

VIGILANT SHIELD 17 Field Training Exercise October 21, 2016 — Vigilant Shield 17 (VS17) is an annual exercise sponsored by The North American Aerospace Defense Command and led by Alaskan NORAD Region, in conjunction with Canadian NORAD Region and Continental NORAD Region, who undertake field training exercises aimed at improving operational capability in a bi-national environment. MORE

Exercise VIGILANT SHIELD 17 Takes off in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories October 19, 2016 — Aircraft, personnel and equipment from the Canadian Armed Forces and the United States Air National Guard have deployed to Yellowknife, N.W.T. as part of Exercise VIGILANT SHIELD 17 from October 17 to MORE

Original artwork forever links family with NORAD September 26, 2016 — Gen. Lori Robinson, Commander of NORAD and USNORTHCOM, accepted the original NORAD emblem artwork from Ms. Mona Rowe, daughter of the late Mr. Paul Jaffe, designer of the original emblem at the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 23, 2016. MORE

WWII Pilots Receive Heartfelt Welcome to NORAD and USNORTHCOM Headquarters September 12, 2016 — A group of WWII veterans and their families were pleasantly surprised and touched to receive such an enthusiastic and warm welcome from the men and women of NORAD and USNORTHCOM during their visit to the Commands on Thursday. MORE

Air Refueling: Here Comes the Boom August 22, 2016 — EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Laying down soaring through the sky clouds are visible as far as the eye can see. In the distance appears a speck, which grows larger by the second, finally becoming recognizable as an aircraft. MORE

Georgia Community Leaders Visit NORAD, NORTHCOM August 19, 2016 — Community leaders from the state of Georgia visited NORAD and USNORTHCOM Headquarters here Aug. 19, 2016. MORE

NORAD Commander Visits Canadian Armed Forces August 17, 2016 — General Lori Robinson, Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, visited 4 Wing and Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, August 15, 2016. MORE

New Commander at Alaskan NORAD Region, Alaskan Command August 17, 2016 — U.S. Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command commander gives command of Alaskan NORAD Region and Alaskan Command to U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach during a change of command ceremony Aug. 16 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. MORE

Robinson visits Norfolk August 12, 2016 — Gen. Lori Robinson, commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, visited multiple units at Norfolk, Va. Aug. 11, 2016. MORE

Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs visits NORAD, NORTHCOM August 9, 2016 — NORAD and USNORTHCOM Commander, Gen. Lori Robinson and the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, pause in front of the 9/11 Memorial in front of the headquarters, prior to the Minister receiving briefings on the commands’ missions during his visit here in Colorado Springs, Colo., August 8, 2016. MORE

Multilateral Forces Work Together August 6, 2016 — Two Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet aircraft pilots assigned to the 409th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, Canada, walk from the Thunderdome, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 5, 2016. MORE

SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Arrives in Florida, Prepares for October Launch August 5, 2016 — The U.S. Air Force’s Space Based Infrared Systems program completed a major program milestone on Aug. 2, successfully delivering a Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite Flight 3 to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. MORE

U.S., South Korea, Japan Discuss Recent North Korean Missile Launches August 5, 2016 — Representatives of the United States, South Korea and Japan conducted a senior-level videoconference to share information regarding two recent North Korean missile launches. MORE

Lengyel becomes 28th chief of National Guard Bureau August 3, 2016 — Citizen-warriors and the entire National Guard family are vital to the security of the United States, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at the National Guard Bureau change-of-responsibility ceremony at the Pentagon today. MORE

Deterrence Symposium August 3, 2016 — NORAD Deputy Commander, Lt.-Gen Pierre St-Amand, speaks at the U.S. Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium panel July 27, 2016, in Omaha, NE. MORE

NORAD Exercise Intercepts In All Regions August 2, 2016 — The North American Aerospace Defense Command, in close collaboration with U.S. Strategic Command, conducted intercept and safe passage escort procedures in all three of its regions Aug. 1, 2016. MORE

Common defense leads to unique partnership August 1, 2016 — On the grounds of Peterson Air Force Base, there is a building housing one of the most unique military commands in the world. The North American Aerospace Defense Command is a well-known entity, associated with more than a few classified mysteries. However, one thing many people do not know is unclassified. MORE

TSA Administrator visits NORAD and USNORTHCOM Headquarters July 27, 2016 — PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colorado - During a recent visit to the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command headquarters in Colorado Springs, the head of the Transportation Security Administration reaffirmed that sharing information at all levels between federal agencies is critical to the success of security and homeland defense-focused organizations. MORE

CONR- 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) changes leadership July 11, 2016 — Top leadership of the Continental U.S. Aerospace Defense Region – 1st Air Force, (Air Forces Northern) organization changed here during a change of command ceremony today. MORE

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