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!

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!

Ottawa, Ont. Nov. 30, 2021

Commander NORAD completes first visit to Canada

General Glen VanHerck, Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command, visited National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, on November 29 and 30.

Ottawa (Ontario) Nov. 30, 2021

Le commandant du NORAD termine sa première visite au Canada

Le général Glen VanHerck, commandant du Commandement de la défense aérospatiale de l’Amérique du Nord (NORAD) et de l’United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), a visité le Quartier général de la Défense nationale à Ottawa, les 29 et 30 novembre.

Sept. 22, 2021

84th RADES optimizing the nation’s LRR systems for air surveillance and national defense

The 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron, headquartered at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, evaluated the Air Route Surveillance Radar system version four, or ARSR-4, on a mountain top in Paso Robles, California, Aug. 23 - Sept. 4.

Sept. 15, 2021

How the village of King Salmon is helping NORAD and NORTHCOM forces to defend North America

The 49th State, the Last Frontier, and the Land of the Midnight Sun are just a few of the monikers for the State of Alaska. For many, Alaska represents pristine wilderness filled with glaciers and an

Sept. 7, 2021

Arctic Guardians work with partners during Nome, Utqiagvik site surveys

For associated photos visit DVIDS.Alaskan Command staff organized and hosted site surveys, Aug. 23-27, of the remote communities of Nome and Utqiagvik for suitability of hosting full-spectrum search