NORAD NEWS

Dec. 9, 2019

Canadian NORAD Region hosts first Arctic Airpower Seminar

Two senior officers from the New York Air National Guard of the United States Air Force visited Winnipeg, Man., on November 19 and 20 as part of the first official 1 Canadian Air Division / Canadian

Nov. 27, 2019

Showing some GRIT – 1 Canadian Air Division/Canadian NORAD Region launches new operational award

If there’s one word that describes the Combined Aerospace Operations Centre (CAOC) at 1 Canadian Air Division/Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters—effectively the operational nerve centre of the Royal

Nov. 25, 2019

NORAD CONDUCTS AIR DEFENSE EXERCISE OVER TENNESSEE SKIES

The North American Aerospace Defense Command conducted air defense exercise, Amalgam Dart 20-4, at McGhee Tyson Airport near Knoxville, Tennessee 18-22 November.To test responses, systems and

Nov. 19, 2019

821st ABG commander visits Canadian Forces Station Alert

At the invitation of the Royal Canadian Air Force, Col. Timothy Bos, 821st Air Base Group commander at Thule Air Base, Greenland, visited Canadian Forces Station Alert Oct. 30 2019, to foster the long-standing partnership between CFS Alert and Thule AB, and to learn more about their mission.

Nov. 12, 2019

RCAF member attends USAF, Non-Commissioned Officer Academy

For a six week period spanning August and September 2019, I was fortunate enough to be afforded the opportunity to attend the United States Air Force (USAF), Non-Commissioned Officer Academy (NCOA),

Nov. 11, 2019

Remembrance/Veterans Day 2019

April 16, 2019

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk visits N&NC and AFSPC

Jan. 30, 2019

Minister Sajjan and Minister Wilson-Raybould address the stigma of mental illness

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

Jan. 25, 2019

Canadian space operators certified, awarded space wings in CSpOC

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

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

Nov. 17, 2017

SECDEF visits NORAD, U.S. Northern Command

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis visited Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command Nov. 16 to discuss the topics of homeland defense, ballistic missile defense and

July 28, 2017

Pentagon Spokesman Comments on North Korean Missile Launch

A Pentagon spokesman said the Defense Department detected and tracked a single North Korea missile launch and that it did not pose a threat to North America.

July 17, 2017

NORAD, USNORTHCOM and the Mexican Air Force successfully accomplish objectives in AMALGAM EAGLE 17

The North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, along with the Mexican Air Force, successfully conducted AMALGAM EAGLE 17, a tactical exercise, which was designed to enhance

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