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Nov. 1, 2018

Bi-national exercise, Vigilant Shield 19, enhances readiness to defend the homelands

As the sun crept over the Olympic Mountains October 27, sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 assembled their gear on the shore. Their mission – find, render safe, and exploit

Oct. 31, 2018

NORAD personnel continue to support the mission in the wake of Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael made landfall near Florida’s Tyndall Air Force Base on October 10 with sustained winds of 155 mph as a category four hurricane.  A Category 5 hurricane, with sustained winds of 157

July 26, 2018

WADS organizes large air intercept exercise

Aircrews and associated support personnel from across the military air defense enterprise completed a three-day Aerospace Control Alert CrossTell live-fly training exercise here July 26.

July 13, 2018

WADS Welcomes New Canadian Detachment Commander

The Canadian Detachment at the Western Air Defense Sector officially changed command Tuesday. Lt. Col. Michael Fawcett assumed command from Lt. Col. Matthew Wappler, who finished a three-year tour of duty as the Canadian Detachment commanding officer. Fawcett’s responsibilities will include leading the 15-member Canadian Detachment and serving as part of the WADS staff. Wappler is transferring to 1 Canadian Air Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as the senior staff officer for Aerospace Capabilities and Readiness.

June 21, 2018

NORAD and USNORTHCOM host CBRN exercise

More than 95 personnel from the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear community gathered here to advance the enterprise during the Vista Crossing Tabletop Exercise and International CBRN

May 24, 2018

Gen. O’Shaughnessy assumes command of NORAD, USNORTHCOM

Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy assumed command of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command from Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson during a ceremony held at

May 14, 2018

NORAD 60th celebrates enduring partnership to defend North America

Canadian Snowbirds performed stunning aerobatic maneuvers to cap off a series of tributes to those who keep the peace as Canada and the United States celebrated a 60-year military partnership

Feb. 28, 2018

98-year-old Royal Canadian Air Force WWII veteran gets surprise visit

A 98-year-old Royal Canadian Air Force World War II veteran and former Prisoner of War now living in Colorado Springs, Colorado, received a surprise visit Feb. 23, 2018.George Sweanor, a retired Royal

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