Feb. 5, 2024

Guillot takes command of NORAD, USNORTHCOM

North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command welcomed their 27th and 10th commanders, respectively, when Gen. Gregory M. Guillot assumed leadership of the organizations Feb. 5, 2024, during a combined change of command ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado.

Dec. 20, 2023

NORAD preps new ops, call center for 2023 NORAD Tracks Santa

The 68th installment of NORAD Tracks Santa at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, will take on a visual blend of military background and holiday cheer as the NTS Call Center takes up residence in Hangar 123, a structure that portends to a military operation more becoming of two of NORAD’s missions of aerospace warning and aerospace control.

Nov. 7, 2023

Eastern Air Defense Sector rolls out new cloud-based command-and-control system

The North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Eastern Air Defense Sector performed the initial operating capability rollout of the Advanced Battle Management System’s Cloud-Based Command and Control system, or CBC2, in front of Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall and leaders from NORAD, U.S. Northern Command, Joint Staff, Royal Canadian Air Force and Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Sept. 19, 2023

U.S., Canadian forces sharpen abilities in austere Alaskan region

Forces in support of Operation NOBLE DEFENDER, an operation supporting the NORAD and USNORTHCOM Homeland Defense Campaign plan, wrapped up their demonstration of operating in dynamic Arctic including unfavorable weather and the austere environment Sept. 10, 2023.

Sept. 5, 2023

NORAD, FAA long-range radar back in operation after catastrophic failure in Nevada

The Common Air Route Surveillance Radar, or CARSR, at Battle Mountain, Nevada, suffered a catastrophic failure on Dec. 27, 2022, when snow accumulation caused the protective dome to collapse onto the antennas within. This radar supports several agencies and feeds into the overall National Airspace System, or NAS, picture used by the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, executing a part of their vital mission.

March 2, 2023

Atop the world: Point Barrow LRRS keep watch over North America

As the sun dipped beneath the horizon on Nov. 18, residents of Utgiagvik, Alaska, embraced 24-hours of darkness that consumed the village for a bone-chilling 65 straight days.

Aug. 23, 2022

NORAD Air Defense Exercise Over Central California

August 23, 2022North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct a live-fly air defense exercise over Central California today.Under the direction of NORAD, United States Air Force C-17 and F-15

July 25, 2022

Aspen Security Forum: Fireside Chat with General Glen D. VanHerck

"My (area of responsibility) goes all the way from the North Pole to Central America, and we have to be able to operate across all of those areas." - Gen. Glen D. VanHerck NORAD and U.S. Northern Command commander General Glen D. VanHerck spoke during the 2022 Aspen Security Forum in a Fireside Chat.

July 25, 2022

Hawaii Air National Guard Supports Arctic Exercise

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – The Hawaii Air National Guard demonstrated its airlift and controller capabilities in the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s arctic regional exercise

April 19, 2022

Thule Air Base Hosts Operation NOBLE DEFENDER

North American Aerospace Defense Command and the United States Northern Command participated in Operation NOBLE DEFENDER at Thule Air Base, Greenland, March 14 to 17, 2022.NORAD and USNORTHCOM are

April 19, 2022

VIRTUAL FLAG:  Homeland Defense exercise sharpens skills, deters enemy aggression

VIRTUAL FLAG 22-2: Homeland Defense exercise was successfully executed at the 705th Combat Training Squadron’s Distributed Mission Operation Center, or DMOC, located at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and distributed locations around the world from March 28 – Apr. 1.

April 12, 2022

NORAD to conduct live-fly air defense exercise over the coast of Louisiana

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct a live-fly air defense exercise today over the coast of Louisiana from approximately 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ottawa, Ont. Nov. 30, 2021

Commander NORAD completes first visit to Canada

General Glen VanHerck, Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command, visited National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, on November 29 and 30.

Sept. 22, 2021

84th RADES optimizing the nation’s LRR systems for air surveillance and national defense

The 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron, headquartered at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, evaluated the Air Route Surveillance Radar system version four, or ARSR-4, on a mountain top in Paso Robles, California, Aug. 23 - Sept. 4.

Aug. 24, 2021

NATO Air Policing meets NORAD - Collective Defence on a Global Scale

On Aug 23, Major General Karsten Stoye, German Air Force, Chief of Staff of NATO's Allied Air Command at Ramstein Air Base, visited the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to meet with

July 21, 2021

NORAD and U.S. Northern Command lead the third Global Information Dominance Experiment (GIDE)

The third in a series of Global Information Dominance Experiments (GIDE) took place July 8-15, 2021, and was designed to enable cross-Combatant Command collaboration to generate globally integrated effects using artificial intelligence (AI) enabled information.

July 14, 2021

Deputy Commander of NORAD visits NRO headquarters

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Deputy Commander Lieutenant General Alain Pelletier received a series of briefs at National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Westfield on July 12. Lt.

June 29, 2021

NORAD and U.S. Northern Command Host Command Senior Enlisted Leader Change of Responsibility Ceremony

North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command hosted a command senior enlisted leader change of responsibility ceremony where U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Sgt. Maj. Paul McKenna transferred responsibility to USMC Sgt. Maj. James Porterfield, June 29. 

June 23, 2021


Exercise AMALGAM DART, which ran from June 10 to 18, 2021, was an air defence exercise that included participation from all three NORAD Regions, and featured a variety of military aircraft from the

June 23, 2021


L’exercice de défense aérienne « AMALGAM DART », tenu du 10 au 18 juin 2021, a fait intervenir les trois régions du NORAD et toute une gamme d’aéronefs militaires de l’Aviation royale canadienne (ARC)