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U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. James Porterfield, Command Senior Enlisted Leader, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, hosted several other senior enlisted leaders at the NORAD and USNORTHCOM headquarters on Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado on 22 October 2021.  Chief Master Sgt. Tony Whitehead, National Guard Bureau Senior Enlisted Leader; Command Sgt. Maj. Sheryl Lyon, Senior Enlisted Leader for U.S. Cyber Command, National Security Agency, and Central Security Service, and Chief Master Sgt. Philip Easton, Command Senior Enlisted Leader, U.S. European Command, participated in discussions about integrated defense and gaining insight on NORAD and USNORTHCOM's responsibility of Homeland Defense. (Department of Defense photo by Jhomil Bansil)
Senior enlisted combatant command leaders discuss global integration
By U.S. Northern Command Public Affairs | Oct. 25, 2021
Top enlisted leaders from three combatant commands and the National Guard Bureau met to discuss global integration at Peterson Space Force Base, Colo., Oct. 22. A global perspective and integration between geographical commands gives leaders the flexibility and capability to respond to threat anywhere in the world. Minor contingencies can spread beyond the battlefield and into other regions, which makes global integration critical.

U.S. Army Capt. Alexis Acuna, a critical care nurse assigned to the 627th Hospital Center, provides care to a COVID positive patient during the COVID response operations at Kootenai Health regional medical center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Sept. 26, 2021. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing flexible Department of Defense support to the whole-of- government COVID response. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Kaden D. Pitt)
ARNORTH military hospital support to FEMA begins in Washington, continues in five states
By | Oct. 19, 2021
At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 40 military medical personnel deployed to Washington in two cities to support civilian healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients in two local hospitals.

Ballistic missile defense is a critical mission for defending North America. Vista Intercept 22 provided a forum for participants to evaluate NORAD’s threat warning and assessment capabilities and U.S. Northern Command’s ballistic missile defense, integrated deterrence and additional capabilities required to defeat complex threats.
Leaders discuss ballistic missile defense at Vista Intercept 22
By U.S. Northern Command Public Affairs | Oct. 18, 2021
Ballistic missile defense is a critical mission for defending North America. Vista Intercept 22 provided a forum for participants to evaluate NORAD’s threat warning and assessment capabilities and U.S. Northern Command’s ballistic missile defense, integrated deterrence and additional capabilities required to defeat complex threats. 

Aircrew from the 92nd Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild Air Force Base, WA, wave the U.S. and Mexican flags during the Feria Aeroespacial México (FAMEX), or the Mexico Aerospace Fair at Base Aérea No.1 de Santa Lucía, Mexico, Sep. 25, 2021. The U.S. participated in the air show as the “country of honor,” a special designation signifying the partnership and cooperation between both countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Danny Rangel)
U.S. participates in FAMEX 2021 air show in Mexico
By 2nd Lt. Danny Rangel | Oct. 7, 2021
More than 100,000 people are estimated to have attended FAMEX 2021. Mexico invited the U.S. to the country’s largest air show as “country of honor,” a special designation signifying the partnership and cooperation between both countries.

U.S. Army Capt. Breanna Alis, attached to 10th Field Hospital, Task Force McCoy, vaccinates an Afghan evacuee during a mass vaccination campaign at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Sept. 16, 2021, as part of Operation Allies Welcome. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Rhianna Ballenger, 55th Signal Company)
Operation Allies Welcome Completes Vaccination Campaign for Measles and Varicella for Afghan Evacuees
By U.S. Department of Homeland Security | Oct. 4, 2021
Operation Allies Welcome (OAW) has completed a historic and nationwide vaccination campaign for measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), and varicella (chickenpox) to Afghan evacuees who are temporarily staying at eight military installations in the United States.