NORAD NEWS

Aug. 11, 2020

Historical moment as Humphrey assumes command of WADS

For the first time in the Western Air Defense Sector’s history, a prior enlisted WADS Airman becomes the new Title 10 commander. Col. Scott C. Humphrey assumed command during a virtual assumption of command ceremony Aug. 6, 2020, in the WADS conference room located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Aug. 6, 2020

Le NORAD vole au-dessus de Toronto pour un exercice de l’opération NOBLE EAGLE

Jeudi 30 juillet 2020, des CF-18 Hornet de l’Aviation royale canadienne, des F-16 de l’USAF (force aérienne des États-Unis) et un avitailleur KC-135 ont participé à un entraînement aérien du Commandement de la défense aérospatiale de l'Amérique du Nord (NORAD) au-dessus de la région du Grand Toronto.

Aug. 6, 2020

NORAD takes to the skies over Toronto in Operation NOBLE EAGLE exercise

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18 Hornets and United States Air Force (USAF) F-16s along with a KC-135 refuelling tanker participated in a North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) training operation in the skies over the Greater Toronto Area.

July 24, 2020

1 Canadian Air Division welcomes new commander

The change of command ceremony for 1 Canadian Air Division/Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Command Region -- held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, July 6 and streamed live on Royal Canadian Air Force social media -- saw Major-General Eric Kenny succeed Lieutenant-General Alain Pelletier as the new Commander of 1 CAD/CANR, Joint Force Air Component Commander, and Trenton Search and Rescue Region.

July 24, 2020

CC-150 Polaris tanker fleet reaches NORAD milestone

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the Canadian NORAD Region (CANR) achieved initial operating capability for their fleet of CC-150 Polaris air-to-air refuelling tankers, operated by 437 Transport Squadron, from Trenton, Ontario, on July 1, 2020.

July 23, 2020

EADS Staff Sergeant is NORAD Airman of the Year

Staff Sgt. Gary Gillespie is NORAD's Outstanding Junior Enlisted Airman for 2019

July 23, 2020

EADS Staff Sergeant is ANG Honor Guard Member of Year

Staff Sgt. Edward Pugh, ANG Honor Guard Member of the Year

June 23, 2020

Un séminaire sur la puissance aérienne « agile » du NORAD virtuel

Au sein de l’Aviation royale canadienne (ARC), on dit souvent que « la flexibilité est la clé de la puissance aérienne ». C’est exactement ce que des membres des Forces armées canadiennes (FAC) et du Département de la Défense des États-Unis ainsi que d’autres intervenants ont pu constater le matin du 27 mai 2020 en assistant virtuellement au plus récent de la série des séminaires sur la puissance aérienne dans l’Arctique, qui ont été renommés les Séminaires sur la puissance aérienne fondée sur le positionnement agile interarmées (Joint Agile Basing Air Power Seminar [JABAS]).

June 23, 2020

NORAD Agile Airpower Seminar Goes Virtual

In the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), we often say ‘flexibility is the key to Air Power,’ and this was no different on the morning of May 27, 2020, when members of the Canadian Armed Forces, the United States Department of Defense, and other stakeholders virtually convened the latest edition of the series of Arctic Air Power Seminars, renamed to become: Joint Agile Basing Air Power Seminar, or JABAS.

June 15, 2020

B-52s deploy to Alaska, demonstrate global agility

U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers returned to the Indo-Pacific region June 14 to conduct bomber task force operations out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

June 3, 2020

NORAD supports first U.S. manned space launch in nine years

Florida Air National Guard F-15 fighters and U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 helicopters operating under NORAD’s Continental U.S. Region, along with its interagency partners, ensured safe skies for the first U.S. manned space launch since 2011 on Saturday, May 30. “As the nation geared up to watch the first manned space launch since 2011, you can rest assured that the men and women of NORAD were on watch guarding the skies overhead,” said Lt. Gen. Marc Sasseville, commander, Continental U.S. NORAD Region. “Our continuous exercise and training programs allow us to sharpen our skills in preparation for significant events, such as this space launch.”

May 29, 2020

USNORTHCOM Leads Major Homeland Defense Exercise

Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, visited the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Atlantic Ocean May 29, 2020, to witness first-hand the multi-combatant command homeland defense exercise.

May 19, 2020

WADS Airman sews 150 masks for Alabama hospital workers

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – A Washington Air National Guard member from the Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) sewed 150 protective cloth masks and sent them to a hospital in Alabama.Staff Sgt.

May 14, 2020

NORAD Conducts Bomber Intercept Exercise with U.S. Strategic Command

North American Aerospace Defense Command conducted an air defense exercise that included an intercept of U.S. Strategic Command bombers on May 11 to demonstrate the air defense capabilities of Canada and the United States.

May 11, 2020

U.S. and Canadian personnel help secure the skies over the National Capital Region

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, U.S. and Canadian members from the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region are supporting homeland defense operations at the Joint Air

May 8, 2020

Secretary of Defense visits NORAD, NORTHCOM

The Secretary of Defense visited the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command here May 7, 2020. 

May 7, 2020

Airpower demo showcases mission readiness, total force integration

Airmen and aircraft from across Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson participated in a “Moose Walk” and integrated training event here and at the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, or JPARC, May 5.

April 30, 2020

ALASKAN NORAD COMMAND REGION, ALASKAN COMMAND, AND ELEVENTH AIR FORCE COMMANDER PRESENTS PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

Lt. Gen. Thomas A. Bussiere, former commander of Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, Alaskan Command, and Eleventh Air Force presented Julie Kitka, president of the Alaska Federation of Natives, a significant award, here on April 16, 2020.

April 28, 2020

Canadian and U.S. forces conduct bi-national air defense exercise

Members of NORAD’s Continental U.S. (CONR) and Canadian (CANR) Regions participated in a bi-national air defense exercise amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, April 23rd, 2020, near the U.S. and

April 22, 2020

DOD Starts Tiered COVID-19 Testing Process to Ensure Safety

The Defense Department is moving to a tiered COVID-19 testing program to protect service members and ensure they can continue to do the nation's business, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

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