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NORAD aircraft fly in support of Operation NOBLE DEFENDER
230824-F-KE770-1202.JPG Photo By: Airman 1st Class Ricardo Sandoval

Sep 19, 2023
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RISHARDSON, Alaska - North American Aerospace Defense Command CF-18s and F-16s fighter jets fly in formation with an E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system aircraft in support of Operation NOBLE DEFENDER over Alaska on Aug. 24, 2023. The air component of this iteration of OND, called Operation POLAR ARROW, demonstrated the ability to deploy assets in concert with special operations elements, as well as the ability to maintain air sovereignty over North America. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ricardo Sandoval)


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