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July 21, 2021

NORAD and U.S. Northern Command lead the third Global Information Dominance Experiment (GIDE)

The third in a series of Global Information Dominance Experiments (GIDE) took place July 8-15, 2021, and was designed to enable cross-Combatant Command collaboration to generate globally integrated effects using artificial intelligence (AI) enabled information.

July 14, 2021

CONR, 1AF (AFNORTH) and the Mexican Air Force participate in AMALGAM EAGLE-21

Members from the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s continental U.S. Region and First Air Force, Air Forces Northern are participating with Mexico’s National Defense Forces (SEDENA) and interagency partners in AMALGAM EAGLE 21, a NORAD live-fly exercise, July 14-15, 2021.

July 14, 2021

Deputy Commander of NORAD visits NRO headquarters

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Deputy Commander Lieutenant General Alain Pelletier received a series of briefs at National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Westfield on July 12. Lt.

June 30, 2021

CONR-1AF wraps up Arctic air defense exercise AMALGAM DART

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Members from the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s continental U.S. Region honed their Homeland Defense skills and garnered air defense experience while operating in arctic conditions during air defense exercise Amalgam Dart 21-01, held June 10-18.

June 29, 2021

NORAD and U.S. Northern Command Host Command Senior Enlisted Leader Change of Responsibility Ceremony

North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command hosted a command senior enlisted leader change of responsibility ceremony where U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Sgt. Maj. Paul McKenna transferred responsibility to USMC Sgt. Maj. James Porterfield, June 29. 

June 23, 2021

FROM THE BEAUFORT SEA TO THE EASTERN ATLANTIC: NORAD EXERCISE AMALGAM DART PROVIDES VALUABLE TRAINING IN THE ARCTIC

Exercise AMALGAM DART, which ran from June 10 to 18, 2021, was an air defence exercise that included participation from all three NORAD Regions, and featured a variety of military aircraft from the

June 23, 2021

DE LA MER DE BEAUFORT À L’ATLANTIQUE ORIENTAL : L’EXERCICE AMALGAM DART DU NORAD PRODURE À NOS FORCES AMEÉS UN PRÉCIEUX ENTRAINEMENT DANS L’ARCTIQUE

L’exercice de défense aérienne « AMALGAM DART », tenu du 10 au 18 juin 2021, a fait intervenir les trois régions du NORAD et toute une gamme d’aéronefs militaires de l’Aviation royale canadienne (ARC)

June 22, 2021

CFSCC Canadian exchange officer receives award for heroic actions

A Canadian exchange officer assigned to the Combined Force Space Component Command received a Canadian Chief of the Defence Staff Commendation award on June 15, 2021, for his decisive and helpful actions when responding to a local vehicle accident nearly a year ago. Royal Canadian Air Force Sergeant Michael Fuller, an operations flight chief with the 18th Space Control Squadron, received the Canadian award before a small audience of U.S. and international coworkers at the Combined Space Operations Center. Royal Canadian Air Force Lt. Gen. Alain Pelletier, the deputy commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, officiated the ceremony virtually.

June 17, 2021

CONR-1AF conducts first-ever in theater C-17 special refueling operations during AD 21-1

In support of the North American Aerospace Defense and Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) homeland defense missions, Continental U.S. NORAD Region – 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) achieved a first-ever milestone June 16 when U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 140th Wing, Buckley Space Force Base, Aurora, Colo., and the 4th Airlift Squadron, McChord Air Force Base, Wash., performed a C-17 wet-wing refueling during exercise Amalgam Dart 21-01 at Thule Air Base, Greenland.

June 8, 2021

LE NORAD MÈNE UN EXERCICE DE DÉFENSE ANTIAÉRIENNE DANS L’ARCTIQUE AMALGAM DART

Le Commandement de la défense aérospatiale de l’Amérique du Nord (NORAD) tiendra l’exercice AMALGAM DART, un exercice de défense antiaérienne dans l’Arctique, du 10 au 18 juin 2021. Divers aéronefs

June 8, 2021

NORAD CONDUCTS ARCTIC AIR DEFENCE EXERCISE AMALGAM DART

North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will be conducting Exercise AMALGAM DART, an arctic air defence exercise, from June 10 to 18, 2021. The exercise will feature a variety of military

June 4, 2021

NORAD Deputy Commander Industry Engagement

Transcript of NORAD deputy commander industry engagement Lieutenant-General Alain Pelletier: And much appreciated. Thanks for the opportunity. Ray Townsend: Maybe before you go on Lorraine or sorry,

May 25, 2021

NORAD TO CONDUCT AIR DEFENCE TRAINING AROUND MONTREAL/LE NORAD EFFECTUERA UN EXERCICE D’ENTRAÎNEMENT DE DÉFENSE AÉRIENNE AUTOUR DE MONTRÉAL

Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18, and United States Air Force F-15 fighter jets and two KC-135 tanker aircraft will conduct North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) training in the airspace over

May 14, 2021

Washington State Patrol pilots successfully test special laser eye protection developed at Wright-Patterson Lab

Aiming a laser at an aircraft is a federal crime that can net offenders up to five years in jail or cost them a $250,000 fine. Even with this heavy potential penalty, laser strikes have become increasingly more common. According to the FAA, 6,852 such incidents were reported in 2020, compared with 385 in 2006, and so far this year, incidents of “joy lasing” are up 20 percent over last year. Cheap and easily obtained, hand-held lasers used as pointers and cat toys are certainly harmless when used as intended. But when they are aimed at the cockpit of an aircraft, they can temporarily blind the pilot — with possibly deadly consequences.

May 10, 2021

Putting the Space into NORAD / L’espace au service du NORAD

On May 12, 1981, Canada and the United States of America renewed the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) agreement for another five years, extending the successful bi-national partnership,

April 26, 2021

Curaçao Counter Drug Operation International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day marked a poignant opportunity to recognize the value these women provide to both the Canadian and United States’ Air Forces and their direct role in this operation’s success. They gathered together on the morning of March 8th to recognize the momentous occasion and celebrate each other’s successes.

April 15, 2021

U.S. Must Get 'On the Field' in Arctic to Defend National Interests There

The U.S. has to develop more persistence in the Arctic region if it wants to be a player there, according to the commander of U.S. Northern Command.

April 14, 2021

USNORTHCOM and NORAD Posture Statement

 STATEMENT OFGENERAL GLEN VANHERCK, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE COMMANDERUNITED STATES NORTHERN COMMANDANDNORTH AMERICAN AEROSPACE DEFENSE COMMANDBEFORE THEHOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE 14 APRIL

March 30, 2021

Deter in Competition, Deescalate in Crisis, and Defeat in Conflict

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), both located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, are two distinct commands, bound together and united in a common purpose—charged with the resolute mission of defending North America. NORAD defends the United States and Canada against threats in the air domain and provides aerospace and maritime warning. Founded in 2002 in the wake of 9/11, USNORTHCOM defends the United States against threats across all domains, conducts cooperative defense activities with our allies and partners in North America, and, when required, supports Federal, state, and local agencies with unique military capabilities to conduct defense support of civil authorities.

March 17, 2021

NORAD Conducts Arctic Air Defense Exercise AMALGAM DART

From March 20 to 26, 2021, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will be conducting an arctic air defence exercise. Exercise AMALGAM DART will see a variety of military aircraft from

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