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NORAD NEWS

News | Oct. 21, 2016

VIGILANT SHIELD 17 Field Training Exercise

By Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook 1st Combat Camera Squadron

Vigilant Shield 17 (VS17) is an annual exercise sponsored by The North American Aerospace Defense Command and led by Alaskan NORAD Region, in conjunction with Canadian NORAD Region and Continental NORAD Region, who undertake field training exercises aimed at improving operational capability in a bi-national environment. 

This year’s exercise sees NORAD building on previous years’ training successes when deploying air assets and personnel to the far north to exercise sovereignty operations in North America’s northern aerospace and in the high Arctic.

VS17 Field Training Exercise provides crucial training opportunities for numerous military personnel with a variety of aircraft and assets from Canada and the United States to improve interoperability and to demonstrate NORAD’s ability to defend North America. 

 

 

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