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Mexican armed forces honor Gen. Jacoby

General Chuck Jacoby (right), Commander of NORAD and USNORTHCOM, salutes during a parade in Mexico City held in his honor Aug. 20, 2014 by the Mexican armed forces. Gen. Jacoby received the Mexican Military Merit Award, 1st Class, from General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, Secretary of the National Defense Forces (center), and the Mexican Naval Distinction Award, 2nd Class, from Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz, Secretary of the Navy (left), for his efforts to strengthen military ties between the United States and Mexico.
Mexican armed forces honor Gen. Jacoby

Gen. Jacoby in Kansas for Vigilant Guard 2014

Gen. Charles H. Jacoby, Jr., commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, talks to Spc. Joseph Gillespie and Staff Sgt. Phil Mausbach of the 754th Chemical Company, Nebraska Army National Guard, during Vigilant Guard 2014 hosted by Kansas at Crisis City, Salina, Kan., Aug. 4, 2014. Multiple first response organizations from within FEMA Region 7 converged at Crisis City to exercise their response to a large-scale natural disaster.
Gen. Jacoby in Kansas for Vigilant Guard 2014

American Red Cross Visits NORTHCOM

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 in action 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 in action during NORTHCOM tour

Maine puts emergency responders to test at Vigilant Guard

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.
USNORTHCOM NEWS
Mexican armed forces honors Gen. Jacoby 

MEXICO CITY – General Chuck Jacoby, Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, was honored on Aug. 20, 2014, by the Mexican armed forces during an official ceremony at Military Base No. 1 in Mexico City for his efforts to strengthen military ties between the United States and Mexico. 
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UPDATE FOR AUG. 18, 2014: DOD continues widland firefighting support in Northwest Great Basin

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Two Department of Defense C-130 aircraft equipped with U.S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems and under the command and control of U.S. Northern Command are assisting with wildfire suppression efforts in the Northwest, Great Basin, and elsewhere in the West at the request of the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho.
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No injuries reported during hard landing of MAFFS-capable C-130 at Hill AFB

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – A Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System aircraft under the control of U.S. Northern Command experienced a hard landing at 1 p.m. MDT today, Aug. 17, 2014, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
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HHS suspends shelter operations at DoD installations for unaccompanied children

To prudently manage its resources, Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families has suspended operations at temporary unaccompanied children shelters on Fort Sill, Okla., Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, and Naval Base Ventura County, Calif.
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