NORAD NEWS

Minister Sajjan and Minister Wilson-Raybould address the stigma of mental illness
By | Jan. 30, 2019
Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today issued the following statement in support of Bell Let’s Talk Day:“Our Canadian Armed Forces members and Veterans have always put the safety and wellbeing of others before themselves. From Bosnia, to Afghanistan, Haiti to Mali, they have
Canadian space operators certified, awarded space wings in CSpOC
By Major Cody Chiles | Jan. 25, 2019
For the first time ever, three Canadian space operators assigned to Vandenberg AFB, Calif., were certified and formally awarded the U.S. Air Force Space Operations Badge in the Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) 25 Jan. 2019. The newly certified space operators, along with one senior space operator, were recognized and formally presented
Bi-national exercise, Vigilant Shield 19, enhances readiness to defend the homelands
By MC3 Clemente Lynch | Nov. 1, 2018
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 inert training mines to protect the harbor during mine countermeasures operations during exercise Vigilant Shield 19.  “The purpose of this exercise is
NORAD personnel continue to support the mission in the wake of Hurricane Michael
By Captain Jenna Knezacek | Oct. 31, 2018
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 miles per hour, destroys most homes in its path and cripples key infrastructure such as power, water and communications systems. In advance of the
CrossTell 2018
By Capt. Colette Muller, Western Air Defense Sector Public Affairs | July 26, 2018
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.
WADS Welcomes New Canadian Detachment Commander
By Kimberly D. Burke, Western Air Defense Sector Public Affairs | July 13, 2018
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.
NORAD and USNORTHCOM host CBRN exercise
By Lt. Col. Karen Roganov | June 21, 2018
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 Summit here June 12-13.“We continue the drumbeat of preparedness and readiness,” said U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Peggy Combs, chief of staff for North American
Gen. O’Shaughnessy assumes command of NORAD, USNORTHCOM
By Master Sgt. John Gordinier | May 24, 2018
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 Peterson Air Force Base today. The change of command was presided over by U.S. Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis, and Canadian Armed Forces Chief of
NORAD 60th celebrates enduring partnership to defend North America
By Courtesy Story | May 14, 2018
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 defending North America.The 60th anniversary of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) at the command’s headquarters in Colorado Springs was

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