NORAD AND USNORTHCOM CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY

Release No: 16-001 May 12, 2016 PRINT | E-MAIL
MAY 9, 2016 — PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson, former Commander, Pacific Air Forces will assume Command of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, during a ceremony at 10 a.m. MDT Friday, May 13, in Hangar 1 on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
Gen. Robinson will assume Command from Navy Adm. Bill Gortney, who is scheduled to retire in June in Norfolk, Va. A media availability will be held after the change of command.
The ceremony can be viewed live May 13 at 10 a.m. at www.defense.gov.

NORAD is a bi-national military command between the U.S. and Canada, charged with the missions of aerospace warning, aerospace control and maritime warning in the defense of North America.

USNORTHCOM partners to conduct homeland defense, civil support and security cooperation to defend and secure the United States and its interests.
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NOTE TO MEDIA: Media interested in attending this event must RSVP to NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs at 719-554-6889 by Wednesday, May 11 and plan on arriving at the Peterson AFB West Gate no later than 7:45 a.m. Friday, May 13.

Vehicles will be searched and inspected by Security Forces personnel before proceeding to the change of command ceremony location on base. A valid government-issued photo I.D. is required for personnel entry. Each vehicle driver is required to produce a valid driver’s license, current vehicle registration and proof of insurance before entry on base is allowed. A media caravan will depart the Visitors' Center for Hangar 1 by 8:15 a.m. The ceremony should conclude at 11 a.m., and media representatives will be escorted off base or to the live shot location of choice to include the NORAD and USNORTHCOM headquarters.

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NORTH AMERICAN AEROSPACE DEFENSE COMMAND and UNITED STATES NORTHERN COMMAND
Directorate of Public Affairs, Headquarters, North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, 250 Vandenberg, Suite B016, Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80914-3808; Phone (719) 554-6889, DSN 692-6889;
NORAD website: www.norad.mil USNORHTCOM Website: www.northcom.mil
NORTH AMERICAN AEROSPACE DEFENSE COMMAND and UNITED STATES NORTHERN COMMAND
NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs
250 Vandenberg, Suite B016, Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80914-3808

Phone: (719) 554-6889