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Washington State Patrol pilots successfully test special laser eye protection developed at Wright-Patterson Lab
By Mary Pacinda | May 14, 2021
Aiming a laser at an aircraft is a federal crime that can net offenders up to five years in jail or cost them a $250,000 fine. Even with this heavy potential penalty, laser strikes have become increasingly more common. According to the FAA, 6,852 such incidents were reported in 2020, compared with 385 in 2006, and so far this year, incidents of “joy lasing” are up 20 percent over last year. Cheap and easily obtained, hand-held lasers used as pointers and cat toys are certainly harmless when used as intended. But when they are aimed at the cockpit of an aircraft, they can temporarily blind the pilot — with possibly deadly consequences.
Putting the Space into NORAD / L’espace au service du NORAD
By Capt Leah Pierce | May 10, 2021
On May 12, 1981, Canada and the United States of America renewed the North American Air Defense
Curaçao Counter Drug Operation International Women’s Day
By Royal Canadian Air Force | April 26, 2021
International Women’s Day marked a poignant opportunity to recognize the value these women provide to both the Canadian and United States’ Air Forces and their direct role in this operation’s success. They gathered together on the morning of March 8th to recognize the momentous occasion and celebrate each other’s successes.
U.S. Must Get 'On the Field' in Arctic to Defend National Interests There
By C. Todd Lopez | April 15, 2021
The U.S. has to develop more persistence in the Arctic region if it wants to be a player there, according to the commander of U.S. Northern Command.
USNORTHCOM and NORAD Posture Statement
By | April 14, 2021
 STATEMENT OFGENERAL GLEN VANHERCK, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE COMMANDERUNITED STATES NORTHERN