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American Red Cross Visits NORTHCOM, Discusses Wildfire Operations, Disaster Preparedness

Howard Donaldson, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command judge advocate office, briefs about his experiences with the American Red Cross after he and his family lost their house, shown pictured on the screen, in the Waldo Canyon Fire of 2012.
Howard Donaldson, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command judge advocate office, briefs about his experiences with the American Red Cross after he and his family lost their house, shown pictured on the screen, in the Waldo Canyon Fire of 2012.

NORAD, NORTHCOM Commander testfies at SASC

Commander of U.S. Northern Command Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr. testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during hearings in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2015 and the Future Years Defense Program at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., March 13, 2014.
NORAD, NORTHCOM Commander testfies at SASC

NORAD and USNORTHCOM commander at HASC hearing

Commander of U.S. Northern Command Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr. testifies before the House Armed Services Committee during posture hearings at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., Feb. 26, 2014.
NORAD and USNORTHCOM commander at HASC hearing

Gen. Jacoby testifies at HASC

Commander of U.S. Northern Command Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr. testifies before the House Armed Services Committee along with Commander of U.S. Southern Command Gen. John F. Kelly during posture hearings at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., Feb. 26, 2014.
Gen. Jacoby testifies at HASC

USCG picks up immigrants during NORTHCOM tour

A Coast Guardsman watches over the 26 Cuban immigrants his crew just unloaded from a 44-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boat Feb. 3, 2014, at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West. The crew picked up the immigrants docked just as North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Robert Winzenried, Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Sluder, Joint Task Force-North Command Chief, and Chief Master Sgt. Ron Anderson, Air Forces North Command Chief, were touring the facility.
USCG picks up immigrants during NORTHCOM tour

Maine puts emergency responders to the test during Vigilant Guard exercise

Civilian first responders and National Guard soldiers exit the scene of a simulated collapsed building at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. The collapsed building was one part of a multi-day training exercise that will bring civilian emergency responders, aid groups, National Guard soldiers and international groups together to strengthen communication and preparedness in case of a real emergency.
Civilian first responders and National Guard soldiers exit the scene of a simulated collapsed building at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. The collapsed building was one part of a multi-day training exercise that will bring civilian emergency responders, aid groups, National Guard soldiers and international groups together to strengthen communication and preparedness in case of a real emergency. During the exercise, called “Vigilant Guard” the emergency crews will respond to disasters such as a massive winter ice storm, chemical and hazardous material threats, bomb and terrorist threats, collapsed structures, and cyber-security breaches.

Special Operations Command North Activation Ceremony

General Charles Jacoby (left), Commander of North American Aerospace Command and U.S. Northern Command, presents the Special Operations Command North colors to Rear Admiral Kerry Metz (center), Commander SOCNorth, assisted by Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Stigall, during the SOCNORTH Activation Ceremony Nov. 5, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
General Charles Jacoby (left), Commander of North American Aerospace Command and U.S. Northern Command, presents the Special Operations Command North colors to Rear Admiral Kerry Metz (center), Commander SOCNorth, assisted by Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Stigall, during the SOCNORTH Activation Ceremony Nov. 5, 2013 in Colorado Springs, Colo. SOCNorth was approved for establishment by the Secretary of Defense in December 2012 after a joint request from Commander, USNORTHCOM and Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command

Royal Bahamas Defence Force visit

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Robert Walters, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Intelligence Director, points out the World Trade Center beam on display at the 9-11 Memorial in front of NORAD and USNORTHCOM headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. to members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force on Sep. 20.
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Robert Walters, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Intelligence Director points out the World Trade Center beam on display at the 9-11 Memorial in front of NORAD and USNORTHCOM headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. to members of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) on Sep. 20. Pictured from left to right are RBDF Leading Seaman Julian Smith, Intelligence Officer; U.S. Navy Cmdr. Sam Wartell, the U.S. Defense Attaché, U.S. Embassy in The Bahamas; RBDF Cmdr. Michael Sweeting, Security Intelligence Officer; RBDF Lt. Origin Deleveaux, Jr., Aide-De-Camp to Commodore Roderick Bowe and RBDF Public Relations Officer; Lt. Shawn Adderley, RBDF Legal Affairs Officer; and Brig. Gen. Walters.

Colorado Flooding Rescue Operations

Members of Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th General Support Aviation Battalion, Colorado National Guard and rescue personnel escort residents of an affected flood area, Sept. 18, 2013, near Fort Collins, Colo. What is being dubbed “Operation Centennial Raging Waters” is likely the biggest rotary-wing airlift mission since Hurricane Katrina.
Members of Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th General Support Aviation Battalion, Colorado National Guard and rescue personnel escort residents of an affected flood area, Sept. 18, 2013, near Fort Collins, Colo. What is being dubbed “Operation Centennial Raging Waters” is likely the biggest rotary-wing airlift mission since Hurricane Katrina.

9/11 Ceremony

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Navy service members from North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command carry a wreath to a memorial following a 9-11 remembrance ceremony at NORAD and NORTHCOM headquarters, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Sept. 11, 2013. In the background is a picture taken Sept. 16, 2001 of volunteer firefighters walking toward ground zero in New York City to begin their shift of rescue and recovery. All who were involved in the search and rescue efforts of the World Trade Center collapse worked grueling hours in the hopes of finding survivors.
9/11 Ceremony

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U.S. Army North, Indiana DHS announce exercise
July 16, 2014 — FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas – U. S. Army North, U. S. Northern Command’s Joint Force Land Component Command, will host about 5,500 military and civilian personnel from across the country to take part in a major training exercise simulating the response to a terrorist attack in the United States.
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USNORTHCOM Support to Department of Health and Human Services
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – U.S. Northern Command, at the direction of the Secretary of Defense and at the request of the Department of Health and Human Services, will provide a temporary housing facility at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, for children who were stopped by U.S Border Patrol and are now being cared for by HHS' Administration for Children and Families (ACF).
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NORTHCOM Welcomes Leaders to SPIDERS Phase 2 Industry Day at Fort Carson
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – U.S. Northern Command project managers for the Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security (SPIDERS) program are hosting an Industry Day at Fort Carson, Colo., April 22, 2014, with a tour of the program beginning at 11:45 a.m.
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