Oct. 1st proclaimed as U.S. Northern Command Day by El Paso County

By NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs


October 1 was declared as "U.S. Northern Command Day" by the Board of County Commissioners of El Paso County in a resolution presented to Maj. Gen. Paul Sullivan, chief of staff of USNORTHCOM.

October 1 marks the 5th anniversary of USNORTHCOM, which is the unified command formed in the wake of the Sept. 11th, 2001 terror attacks and charged with the defense of our homelands.

USNORTHCOM also holds the mission of defense support of civil authorities, and is responsible for all active duty military used in disaster relief efforts on U.S. soil should the need arise.