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Aug. 5, 2016

SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Arrives in Florida, Prepares for October Launch

The U.S. Air Force’s Space Based Infrared Systems program completed a major program milestone on Aug. 2, successfully delivering a Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite Flight 3 to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

Aug. 3, 2016

Deterrence Symposium

NORAD Deputy Commander, Lt.-Gen Pierre St-Amand, speaks at the U.S. Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium panel July 27, 2016, in Omaha, NE.

Aug. 2, 2016

NORAD Exercise Intercepts In All Regions

The North American Aerospace Defense Command, in close collaboration with U.S. Strategic Command, conducted intercept and safe passage escort procedures in all three of its regions Aug. 1, 2016.

Aug. 1, 2016

Common defense leads to unique partnership

On the grounds of Peterson Air Force Base, there is a building housing one of the most unique military commands in the world. The North American Aerospace Defense Command is a well-known entity, associated with more than a few classified mysteries. However, one thing many people do not know is unclassified.

July 11, 2016

CONR- 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) changes leadership

Top leadership of the Continental U.S. Aerospace Defense Region – 1st Air Force, (Air Forces Northern) organization changed here during a change of command ceremony today.

June 30, 2016

TRANSCOM Commander talks mobility at NORAD, USNORTHCOM

Gen. Darren McDew, USTRANSCOM commander, visited NORAD and USNORTHCOM June 29, 2016, to welcome Gen. Lori Robinson, the new commander of NORAD and USNORTHCOM, and to discuss her vision for the two commands.

June 24, 2016

1st Air Force participates in Civil Air Patrol Transfer of Authority ceremony

The storied history between the U.S. Air Force and Civil Air Patrol added yet another chapter June 24 during a Transfer of Authority ceremony held to recognize the realignment of the Civil Air Patrol-U.S. Air Force – or CAP-USAF – from Air Education and Training Command to Air Combat Command.

June 24, 2016

Peterson museum unveils Canadian fighter jet display

Lt.-Gen Pierre St-Amand, NORAD Deputy Commander, and Col Douglas Schiess, 21st Space Wing Commander, unveiled the new display of a CF-188A Hornet (tail number 188723) fighter jet at the Peterson Air and Space Museum at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., June 24, 2016.

Feb. 18, 2016

CMSAF visits NORAD and USNORTHCOM, speaks with local Airmen

The Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force visited Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, February 10-12, to meet with Airmen from nearby bases and tour North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command.

Jan. 20, 2016

Canadian Defence Minister visits NORAD

Canadian Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan visited NORAD and USNORTHCOM Jan. 20, 2016.

July 9, 2015

New NORAD Deputy Commander hosts this year’s Canada Day Celebrations in Colorado Springs

Celebrating Canada Day in Colorado Springs has been a longstanding tradition in the region. Each July 1st the NORAD Deputy Commander and senior Canadian military officer in the United States hosts more than 400 guests to honor Canada’s birth and share Canadian culture with Canadian Armed Forces personnel, their families, U.S. military partners and local leaders.

Sept. 11, 2014

Cheyenne Mountain backdrops somber Colorado 9/11 Commemoration

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – More than 700 military members and community leaders from across Colorado Springs joined today to commemorate the attacks of 9/11/2001 at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station in Colorado Springs, Colo.

March 13, 2014

NORAD, USNORTHCOM stand ready to defend nation, commander says

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 – The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 provided an important reprieve by enabling short-term readiness fixes and selected program buybacks of significant importance, the commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command said today. But the challenges posed by sequestration and the Budget Control Act remain, Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr. told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Jan. 13, 2014

113th reaches alert milestone

The 113th Aerospace Control Alert Detachment of the District of Columbia Air National Guard at Joint Base Andrews passed a major air defense milestone January 9, responding to its 4,000th alert event since Operation Noble Eagle started in September, 2001.

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