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Jan. 25, 2021

176th Wing Airmen participate in NOBLE DEFENDER rescue exercise

Alaska Air National Guardsmen of 176th Wing participated in the Operation Noble Defender search-and-rescue/personnel recovery (SAR/PR) exercise Jan. 19 to 22, 2021, in Southcentral Alaska. Noble Defender is a North American Aerospace Defense Command Arctic air-defense operation.

Sept. 30, 2020

Commander of Air Combat Command visits the 601st Air Operations Center

U.S. Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, visited the 1st Air Force and 601st Air Operations Center and learning about their vital air defense mission supporting the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command during a visit to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Sept. 29, 2020.

Sept. 24, 2020

Operation Noble Defender

North American Aerospace Defense Command conducted a dynamic force employment operation in the Arctic Sept. 20-23, 2020. The broad operation spanned all three NORAD regions, including continental U.S., Alaska, and Canada.

Aug. 28, 2020

NORAD conducts three intercepts of Russian aircraft entering Air Defense Identification Zone

North American Aerospace Defense Command F-22 fighter aircraft, supported by KC-135 air refuelers, intercepted three groups of two Tu-142 Russian maritime patrol aircraft that entered the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone late last night.

Aug. 20, 2020

Leaders Extol U.S., Canadian Cooperation in Defense of North America

Top U.S. and Canadian defense leaders applauded the combined efforts of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command in defending the continent as leadership of the two commands changed hands.

Aug. 11, 2020

Historical moment as Humphrey assumes command of WADS

For the first time in the Western Air Defense Sector’s history, a prior enlisted WADS Airman becomes the new Title 10 commander. Col. Scott C. Humphrey assumed command during a virtual assumption of command ceremony Aug. 6, 2020, in the WADS conference room located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Aug. 6, 2020

Le NORAD vole au-dessus de Toronto pour un exercice de l’opération NOBLE EAGLE

Jeudi 30 juillet 2020, des CF-18 Hornet de l’Aviation royale canadienne, des F-16 de l’USAF (force aérienne des États-Unis) et un avitailleur KC-135 ont participé à un entraînement aérien du Commandement de la défense aérospatiale de l'Amérique du Nord (NORAD) au-dessus de la région du Grand Toronto.

Aug. 6, 2020

NORAD takes to the skies over Toronto in Operation NOBLE EAGLE exercise

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18 Hornets and United States Air Force (USAF) F-16s along with a KC-135 refuelling tanker participated in a North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) training operation in the skies over the Greater Toronto Area.

July 24, 2020

1 Canadian Air Division welcomes new commander

The change of command ceremony for 1 Canadian Air Division/Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Command Region -- held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, July 6 and streamed live on Royal Canadian Air Force social media -- saw Major-General Eric Kenny succeed Lieutenant-General Alain Pelletier as the new Commander of 1 CAD/CANR, Joint Force Air Component Commander, and Trenton Search and Rescue Region.

July 24, 2020

CC-150 Polaris tanker fleet reaches NORAD milestone

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the Canadian NORAD Region (CANR) achieved initial operating capability for their fleet of CC-150 Polaris air-to-air refuelling tankers, operated by 437 Transport Squadron, from Trenton, Ontario, on July 1, 2020.

June 23, 2020

Un séminaire sur la puissance aérienne « agile » du NORAD virtuel

Au sein de l’Aviation royale canadienne (ARC), on dit souvent que « la flexibilité est la clé de la puissance aérienne ». C’est exactement ce que des membres des Forces armées canadiennes (FAC) et du Département de la Défense des États-Unis ainsi que d’autres intervenants ont pu constater le matin du 27 mai 2020 en assistant virtuellement au plus récent de la série des séminaires sur la puissance aérienne dans l’Arctique, qui ont été renommés les Séminaires sur la puissance aérienne fondée sur le positionnement agile interarmées (Joint Agile Basing Air Power Seminar [JABAS]).

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.

July 26, 2018

WADS organizes large air intercept exercise

Aircrews and associated support personnel from across the military air defense enterprise completed a three-day Aerospace Control Alert CrossTell live-fly training exercise here July 26.

May 14, 2018

NORAD 60th celebrates enduring partnership to defend North America

Canadian Snowbirds performed stunning aerobatic maneuvers to cap off a series of tributes to those who keep the peace as Canada and the United States celebrated a 60-year military partnership

Feb. 28, 2018

98-year-old Royal Canadian Air Force WWII veteran gets surprise visit

A 98-year-old Royal Canadian Air Force World War II veteran and former Prisoner of War now living in Colorado Springs, Colorado, received a surprise visit Feb. 23, 2018.George Sweanor, a retired Royal

March 29, 2017

NORAD and USNORTHCOM Office of the Command Chaplain at holds religious affairs workshop

The NORAD and USNORTHCOM Office of the Command Chaplain at held a religious affairs workshop titled  "Embracing Complexity-Navigating Uncertainty" March 23, 2017. The three-day event focused on

Oct. 19, 2016

Exercise VIGILANT SHIELD 17 Takes off in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Aircraft, personnel and equipment from the Canadian Armed Forces and the United States Air National Guard have deployed to Yellowknife, N.W.T. as part of Exercise VIGILANT SHIELD 17 from October 17 to

Sept. 26, 2016

Original artwork forever links family with NORAD

Gen. Lori Robinson, Commander of NORAD and USNORTHCOM, accepted the original NORAD emblem artwork from Ms. Mona Rowe, daughter of the late Mr. Paul Jaffe, designer of the original emblem at the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 23, 2016.

Aug. 19, 2016

Georgia Community Leaders Visit NORAD, NORTHCOM

Community leaders from the state of Georgia visited NORAD and USNORTHCOM Headquarters here Aug. 19, 2016.

Aug. 17, 2016

NORAD Commander Visits Canadian Armed Forces

General Lori Robinson, Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, visited 4 Wing and Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, August 15, 2016.

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