May 11, 2024

NORAD celebrates 66 years of excellence

North American Aerospace Defense Command, a binational partnership between the United States and Canada, celebrated the organization’s decades of service during a 66th Anniversary event May 10, 2024.

April 16, 2024

Makos return from critical NORAD mission

In a much-anticipated homecoming, the Airmen of the 482nd Fighter Wing returned to Homestead Air Reserve Base after a successful deployment in support of Operation Noble Eagle April 3, 2024.

Feb. 5, 2024

Guillot takes command of NORAD, USNORTHCOM

North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command welcomed their 27th and 10th commanders, respectively, when Gen. Gregory M. Guillot assumed leadership of the organizations Feb. 5, 2024, during a combined change of command ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado.

Jan. 26, 2024

Canadian Air Defence Sector introduces new cloud-based command-and-control system

NORAD's Canadian Air Defence Sector (CADS), located at 22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base (CFB) North Bay, recently carried out a demonstration of a new cloud-based command and control (CBC2) software integrator, a milestone in the modernization of the service's tactical command and control capabilities.

Dec. 20, 2023

NORAD preps new ops, call center for 2023 NORAD Tracks Santa

The 68th installment of NORAD Tracks Santa at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, will take on a visual blend of military background and holiday cheer as the NTS Call Center takes up residence in Hangar 123, a structure that portends to a military operation more becoming of two of NORAD’s missions of aerospace warning and aerospace control.

Nov. 7, 2023

Eastern Air Defense Sector rolls out new cloud-based command-and-control system

The North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Eastern Air Defense Sector performed the initial operating capability rollout of the Advanced Battle Management System’s Cloud-Based Command and Control system, or CBC2, in front of Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall and leaders from NORAD, U.S. Northern Command, Joint Staff, Royal Canadian Air Force and Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Sept. 19, 2023

U.S., Canadian forces sharpen abilities in austere Alaskan region

Forces in support of Operation NOBLE DEFENDER, an operation supporting the NORAD and USNORTHCOM Homeland Defense Campaign plan, wrapped up their demonstration of operating in dynamic Arctic including unfavorable weather and the austere environment Sept. 10, 2023.

Sept. 5, 2023

NORAD, FAA long-range radar back in operation after catastrophic failure in Nevada

The Common Air Route Surveillance Radar, or CARSR, at Battle Mountain, Nevada, suffered a catastrophic failure on Dec. 27, 2022, when snow accumulation caused the protective dome to collapse onto the antennas within. This radar supports several agencies and feeds into the overall National Airspace System, or NAS, picture used by the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, executing a part of their vital mission.

Aug. 8, 2023

Western Air Defense Sector controllers participate in RAZOR TALON 23-1

The Western Air Defense Sector’s 225th Air Defense Squadron successfully launched a new Battle Management Team construct here July 24-28, 2023, as part of Exercise RAZOR TALON 23-1.

May 1, 2023

Air defense goes 'agile' in the homeland

On Apr. 25, 2023, the Western Air Defense Sector's 225th Air Defense Squadron tested a unique concept that integrates rapidly deployable communications capabilities to create agility in a theater that is at the top of the National Defense Strategy's goals sheet – the Homeland. 

March 2, 2023

Atop the world: Point Barrow LRRS keep watch over North America

As the sun dipped beneath the horizon on Nov. 18, residents of Utgiagvik, Alaska, embraced 24-hours of darkness that consumed the village for a bone-chilling 65 straight days.

Aug. 23, 2022

NORAD Air Defense Exercise Over Central California

August 23, 2022North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct a live-fly air defense exercise over Central California today.Under the direction of NORAD, United States Air Force C-17 and F-15

July 25, 2022

Aspen Security Forum: Fireside Chat with General Glen D. VanHerck

"My (area of responsibility) goes all the way from the North Pole to Central America, and we have to be able to operate across all of those areas." - Gen. Glen D. VanHerck NORAD and U.S. Northern Command commander General Glen D. VanHerck spoke during the 2022 Aspen Security Forum in a Fireside Chat.

July 25, 2022

Hawaii Air National Guard Supports Arctic Exercise

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The Hawaii Air National Guard demonstrated its airlift and controller capabilities in the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s arctic regional exercise

June 29, 2022

NORAD to conduct Operation NOBLE DEFENDER

The North American Aerospace Defense Command’s continental U.S. region (CONR) will conduct Operation NOBLE DEFENDER, involving military aircraft from the United States Air Force and United States Navy, as well as a United States Navy ship, June 29, 2022.

May 2, 2022

F-15 Eagles trains with F-22 Raptors

F-15 Eagles assigned to the 144th Fighter Wing in Fresno, California, trained with F-22 Raptors from the 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson as part of the Alaska Dissimilar Aircraft Combat Training exercise from April 11 through 28.

April 19, 2022

Thule Air Base Hosts Operation NOBLE DEFENDER

North American Aerospace Defense Command and the United States Northern Command participated in Operation NOBLE DEFENDER at Thule Air Base, Greenland, March 14 to 17, 2022.NORAD and USNORTHCOM are

April 19, 2022

VIRTUAL FLAG:  Homeland Defense exercise sharpens skills, deters enemy aggression

VIRTUAL FLAG 22-2: Homeland Defense exercise was successfully executed at the 705th Combat Training Squadron’s Distributed Mission Operation Center, or DMOC, located at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and distributed locations around the world from March 28 – Apr. 1.

April 12, 2022

NORAD to conduct live-fly air defense exercise over the coast of Louisiana

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct a live-fly air defense exercise today over the coast of Louisiana from approximately 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dec. 1, 2021

NORAD is Ready to Track Santa’s Flight for the 66th Year

The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 66th Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey around the globe!