NORAD NEWS

Jan. 25, 2021

176th Wing Airmen participate in NOBLE DEFENDER rescue exercise

Alaska Air National Guardsmen of 176th Wing participated in the Operation Noble Defender search-and-rescue/personnel recovery (SAR/PR) exercise Jan. 19 to 22, 2021, in Southcentral Alaska. Noble Defender is a North American Aerospace Defense Command Arctic air-defense operation.

Dec. 23, 2020

NORAD, USNORTHCOM’s Command Center garnered C2 Center Award; continues COVID mission assurance into the New Year

The command center of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, known as the N2C2, was recently awarded the Air Force District of Washington’s annual U.S. Air Force Service Watch/MAJCOM Command Center Award and they will compete at the Air Force level.

Dec. 8, 2020

USAF member based in Canada recognized for dedication

Lieutenant-Colonel Nathan Willis, United States Air Force, was recently recognized as the First Air Force (United States Air Force) Field Grade Officer of the Third Quarter (July to September 2020).

Nov. 9, 2020

NORAD Agile Basing Airpower Seminar investigates options to bring further innovation to Canada’s North

As the Canadian NORAD Region looks to further project joint airpower into the Arctic region for full-spectrum and pan-domain operations, an ongoing series of seminars known as the Joint Agile Basing

Oct. 23, 2020

New aircrew badge announcement made at 22 Wing North Bay

The Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force unveiled the new Airborne Warning and Control System aircrew badge (‘wings’) at North Bay’s 22 Wing/Canadian Air Defence Sector on Oct. 23, 2020. The badge was converted from the current upswept flight crew specialty badge to the more appropriate out-stretched full wing Aircrew Flying badge and will be worn by AWACS qualified Aerospace Controllers and Aerospace Control Operators. The timing of this ceremony was fitting given that October 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of air defence operations in the RCAF.

Oct. 7, 2020

WADS Airman supports food banks, jobless, wildfire response

INCHELIUM, Wash. – An infrastructure technician from the Western Air Defense Sector, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, demonstrated the tremendous value of a drill status Guardsman this summer.When Senior

Oct. 3, 2020

Army, Air Force form partnership, lay foundation for CJADC2 interoperability

Unity among military branches and a combined, all-domain effort could be the difference in winning large-scale, multi-domain battles the Army expects to fight in the future.

Oct. 2, 2020

NORAD and USNORTHCOM master sergeant receives medal for heroism

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. David Stergion Jr., North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command NCO-in-charge of Intelligence Plans and Exercises, was presented the Joint Service

Oct. 2, 2020

Irregular Warfare Annex to National Defense Strategy Made Public

The Defense Department released the unclassified portion of the Irregular Warfare Annex to the 2018 National Defense Strategy.

Oct. 1, 2020

How Will Russia Respond to the U.S.-China Cold War?

Dr. Jeffrey Mankoff examines the dynamics of the Russia-China entente and what this means for the competition between the United States and China.

Sept. 30, 2020

Commander of Air Combat Command visits the 601st Air Operations Center

U.S. Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, visited the 1st Air Force and 601st Air Operations Center and learning about their vital air defense mission supporting the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command during a visit to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Sept. 29, 2020.

Sept. 25, 2020

AFNORTH, partners demonstrate enhanced counter UAS capability

Air Forces Northern, headquartered at Tyndall Air Force Base Fla., partnered with agencies from across the United States to conduct the first large-scale demonstration of a second generation counter Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) capability recently. The event took place at nearby Eglin Air Force base, Fla.

Sept. 24, 2020

Watch Now: Top DOD Officials Hold Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper; Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Ramón "CZ" Colón-López host a virtual global town hall meeting at the Pentagon to provide service members, their families and DOD civilians an opportunity to ask questions on the department’s COVID-19 response and diversity and inclusion.

Sept. 24, 2020

Operation Noble Defender

North American Aerospace Defense Command conducted a dynamic force employment operation in the Arctic Sept. 20-23, 2020. The broad operation spanned all three NORAD regions, including continental U.S., Alaska, and Canada.

Sept. 21, 2020

Western Air Defense Sector helps shape ABMS

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – A small Washington Air National Guard unit has become a key player for Air Force acquisitions in the evolution of the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS).Members

Sept. 21, 2020

Air Force Bombers Conduct Global BTF Mission

Multiple U.S. Air Force bombers from Europe and the United States conducted an extensive Bomber Task Force mission Sept. 21, while integrating with NATO Allies and partners’ fighter jets. The mission flew over multiple geographic regions near the eastern-most portion of Europe and the western-most portion of the Pacific Ocean.

Sept. 16, 2020

EADS continues mission while avoiding COVID-19

EADS and the 224th ADG have taken several mission assurance steps in the wake of COVID-19

Sept. 15, 2020

109th AW joins advanced battle management systems exercise

SCOTIA, N.Y. – Thirty members of the New York Air National Guard from the 109th Airlift Wing flew two LC-130H “Skibirds” to Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas to participate in a nationwide exercise

Aug. 28, 2020

NORAD conducts three intercepts of Russian aircraft entering Air Defense Identification Zone

North American Aerospace Defense Command F-22 fighter aircraft, supported by KC-135 air refuelers, intercepted three groups of two Tu-142 Russian maritime patrol aircraft that entered the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone late last night.

Aug. 20, 2020

Leaders Extol U.S., Canadian Cooperation in Defense of North America

Top U.S. and Canadian defense leaders applauded the combined efforts of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command in defending the continent as leadership of the two commands changed hands.

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