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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.

April 22, 2020

Alaskan NORAD Command Region, Alaskan Command, and Eleventh Air Force Welcomes New Commander

Lt. Gen. David A. Krumm took the reins of Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, Alaskan Command, and Eleventh Air Force during a change of command ceremony here, April 20, 2020.

April 22, 2020

COVID-19 Doesn't Stop Homeland Defense

The ongoing war against the coronavirus hasn't kept U.S. Northern Command or North American Aerospace Defense Command from defending North America against meddling Russian aircraft or North Korean missile launches, the commands' top officer said.

April 22, 2020

Wing alert mission exhibits strength amidst the war on COVID-19

Since Sept. 11, 2001, members of the Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Wing have been on alert, defending the homeland against airborne threats with their fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft staged at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado.

April 20, 2020

Top Air Force officials visit NORAD, NORTHCOM

U.S. Air Force senior leaders visited the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command Headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., April 18, 2020, for discussions on the military's COVID-19 response and homeland defense.

March 6, 2020

U.S. Navy kicks off ICEX 2020 in Arctic Ocean

Commander, Submarine Forces (COMSUBFOR) officially commenced Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2020 in the Arctic Ocean with the construction of a temporary ice camp, Camp Seadragon, and the arrival of two U.S. Navy fast-attack submarines, March 4.

March 6, 2020

Arctic Edge 2020

Arctic Edge 2020 (AE20) is a joint force and international training exercise and is the largest joint exercise scheduled in Alaska this year with approximately 1,000 US military personnel working alongside members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

March 2, 2020

Arctic Warriors Face the Bitter Cold During Arctic Edge 20

In the early morning hours of Feb. 28, 2020, Soldiers and Marines gathered in the historic shell of Hangar 1 on Ladd Army Air Field, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, for the final test of their capabilities. This test was part of Arctic Edge 20 (AE20), which is a Homeland Defense exercise hosted by Alaskan Command under the authority of U.S. Northern Command.

Feb. 3, 2020

Third edition of the Arctic Air Power Seminar Welcomes International Experts Leaders, Military Members Alike

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), the United States Department of Defense, and other partners met at 5 Wing Goose Bay from January 20-22, 2020, to discuss the challenges of operating in

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