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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.  Wilsbach also assumed command of 11th Air Force from Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander. Outgoing commander Lt. Gen. Russell Handy retired after more than 30 years of service and relinquished command to Wilsbach.
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 at the headquarters prior to the Minister receiving briefings on the commands’ missions during his visit to Peterson Air Force Base, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, August 8, 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, during the familiarization day of RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-3, while a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 35th Fighter Squadron, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, taxis for take off. Free exchange of ideas between multilateral forces during RF-A enhances not just partners and sister-service relationships, but also their operational efficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)
NORAD Deputy Commander, Lt.-Gen Pierre St-Amand, speaks at the U.S. Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium panel July 27, 2016, in Omaha, NE. The symposium drew from academic, government, military and international experts to explore a broad range of deterrence issues and thinking during a single event.
NORAD Deputy Commander, Lt.-Gen Pierre St-Amand, speaks at the U.S. Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium panel July 27, 2016, in Omaha, NE. The symposium drew from academic, government, military and international experts to explore a broad range of deterrence issues and thinking during a single event.
A Canadian Forces CF-18 fighter is refueled by a U.S. KC-135 tanker over Canada Aug. 1, 2016 as part of a coordinated exercise. NORAD and USSTRATCOM conducted intercept and safe passage escort procedures in all three of the NORAD regions to ensure NORAD’s rapid response capability.
A Canadian Forces CF-18 fighter intercepts a U.S. Strategic Command B-52 bomber over Canada Aug. 1, 2016 as part of a coordinated exercise. NORAD and STRATCOM conducted intercept and safe passage escort procedures in all three of the NORAD regions to ensure NORAD’s rapid response capability.
A Canadian Forces CF-18 fighter intercepts a U.S. Strategic Command B-52 bomber over Canada Aug. 1, 2016 as part of a coordinated exercise. NORAD and STRATCOM conducted intercept and safe passage escort procedures in all three of the NORAD regions to ensure NORAD’s rapid response capability.
Gen. Lori Robinson, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, passes the guidon to Lt. Gen. Scott Williams, the incoming commander of Continental U.S. NORAD Region-1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern), at the CONR-1st AF change of command ceremony at Tyndall AFB, Fla., July 6, 2016. First Air Force has the responsibility of ensuring the air sovereignty and air defense of the continental United States.
Lt. Gen. Daniel Hokanson, Deputy Commander of U.S. Northern Command, and Mr. Peter Neffenger, Administrator for the Transportation Security Administration, talk just before entering headquarters of North American Aerospace Defense Command and USNORTHCOM.  Neffenger was at the command talking with senior NORAD and USNORTHCOM officials on the importance of current information sharing between TSA and the two commands and to share Neffenger’s vision for mitigating current and future threats to transportation both in the homeland and abroad.
Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, walk in the rain in the Yukon Training Area near Fort Wainwright, Alaska, before a company live-five during the Arctic Anvil 2016 exercise, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Arctic Anvil is a joint, multinational exercise which includes forces from USARAK’s 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and UATF, along with forces from the 196th Infantry Brigade’s Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability, the Iowa National Guard’s 133rd Infantry Regiment and the 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)
Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, listen to a briefing before a company live-fire in the Yukon Training Area near Fort Wainwright, Alaska, during the Arctic Anvil 2016 exercise, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Arctic Anvil is a joint, multinational exercise which includes forces from USARAK’s 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and UATF, along with forces from the 196th Infantry Brigade’s Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability, the Iowa National Guard’s 133rd Infantry Regiment and the 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)
A soldier assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, guides his Stryker Combat Vehicle through heavy brush from the commander’s hatch during a coordinated Opposing Forces attack in Donnelly Training Area near Ft. Greely, Alaska in the Arctic Anvil exercise, Monday, July 25, 2016. Arctic Anvil is a joint, multinational exercise which includes forces from USARAK’s 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and UATF, along with forces from the 196th Infantry Brigade’s Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability, the Iowa National Guard’s 133rd Infantry Regiment and the 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)
Army First Sgt. Brett Graves, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, screams for his Soldiers to target an enemy sniper team during a coordinated Opposing Forces attack in Donnelly Training Area near Ft. Greely, Alaska during the Arctic Anvil exercise, Monday, July 25, 2016. Arctic Anvil is a joint, multinational exercise which includes forces from USARAK’s 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and UATF, along with forces from the 196th Infantry Brigade’s Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability, the Iowa National Guard’s 133rd Infantry Regiment and the 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)
An AH-64 Apache attack helicopter lands on a road near defensive positions held by A Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, during a coordinated Opposing Forces attack in Donnelly Training Area near Ft. Greely, Alaska in the Arctic Anvil exercise, Monday, July 25, 2016. Arctic Anvil is a joint, multinational exercise which includes forces from USARAK’s 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and UATF, along with forces from the 196th Infantry Brigade’s Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability, the Iowa National Guard’s 133rd Infantry Regiment and the 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)
Canadian Army Maj. Chelsea Anne Braybrook, commander of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, walks past her Coyote Armoured Vehicle in Donnelly Training Area near Ft. Greely, Alaska, during the Arctic Anvil exercise, Sunday, July 24, 2016.  Arctic Anvil is a joint, multinational exercise which includes forces from USARAK’s 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and UATF, along with forces from the 196th Infantry Brigade’s Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability, the Iowa National Guard’s 133rd Infantry Regiment and the 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)
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The Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy, and Environment) visited NORAD and USNORTHCOM June 29, 2016, to discuss Army installations with Gen. Lori Robinson, commander of NORAD and NORTHCOM.  They discussed how the Army installations support the two commands’ missions.  (Photo by Dennis L. Carlyle)
Gen. Darren McDew, U.S. Transportation Command commander, visited NORAD and USNORTHCOM June 29, 2016, to welcome Gen. Lori Robinson, the new commander of NORAD and USNORTHCOM, and to discuss her vision for the two commands. The two commanders also discussed their shared equities regarding military air transportation and Defense Support of Civil Authorities missions.  (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Laws)