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Press Release | July 19, 2019

NORAD, USNORTHCOM and the Mexican Air Force successfully conduct live-fly exercise


PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, along with Mexico’s National Defense Forces (SEDENA), successfully conducted AMALGAM EAGLE 19, a live-fly exercise over the skies of U.S. and Mexico from July 16-18, 2019.  

AMALGAM EAGLE is a series of command post and live-fly training exercises designed to enhance airspace control procedures between NORAD, USNORTHCOM, and SEDENA, supported by civilian agencies from the United States and Mexico in response to a simulated illicit flight event.

“Exercises such as AMALGAM EAGLE serve to expand and enhance our trusted relationships with our partners and friends in all levels of the Mexican government, which will expand our capacity to defend our homelands,” said Mr. Joseph Bonnet, the Director of Joint Training and Exercises for NORAD and USNORTHCOM.

NORAD's mission – in close collaboration with homeland defense, security and law enforcement partners – is to conduct aerospace warning, aerospace control and maritime warning in defense of North America. 

USNORTHCOM is responsible for homeland defense, defense support of civil authorities and theater security cooperation. USNORTHCOM provides DoD capabilities for disaster response operations in support of the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, NIFC and state and local officials.

For more information, contact NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs at (719) 554-6889.


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