June 3, 2020
NORAD supports first U.S. manned space launch in nine years
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. —
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.”