FEATURED COMMENTARY: Deter in Competition, Deescalate in Crisis, and Defeat in Conflict, By Gen. Glen VanHerck

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Qadree Moore, a Tucson, Arizona, native and medical technician assigned to the 59th Medical Wing, administers the COVID-19 vaccine at the state-run, federally-supported COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center at the New Jersey Institute of Technology on March 31, 2021. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing continued, flexible Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of the whole-of-government response to COVID-19. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Andrew Greenwood / 14th Public Affairs Detachment)
ARNORTH to oversee military vaccination support to FEMA at four new locations
By U.S. Army North Public Affairs | April 9, 2021
At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 560 Department of Defense military medical and support personnel will deploy to Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota and Oklahoma to support federal vaccination efforts in partnership with the states.

A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CP-140 long range patrol aircraft flies in formation with two U.S. Air Force F-16s and a RCAF CF-18 during North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Arctic air defense exercise, Amalgam Dart 21-02, March 22 and 23, 2021. The exercise will run from March 20-26 and range from the Beaufort Sea to Thule, Greenland and extend south down the Eastern Atlantic to the U.S. coast of Maine. Amalgam Dart 21-02 provides NORAD the opportunity to hone homeland defense skills as Canadian, U.S., and NATO forces operated together in the Arctic. A bi-national Canadian and American command, NORAD employs a network of space-based, aerial and ground-based sensors, air-to-air refueling tankers, and fighter aircraft, controlled by a sophisticated command and control network to deter, detect and defend against aerial threats that originate outside or within North American airspace. NATO E-3 Early Warning Aircraft, Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 fighter aircraft, CP-140 long-range patrol aircraft, CC-130 Search and Rescue and tactical airlift aircraft, CC-150T air refueler, and CH-149 Cormorant Search and Rescue helicopters; as well as U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter aircraft, KC-10 Extender refueler, KC-46 Pegasus, KC-135 Stratotanker, as well as C-130 and C-17 transport aircraft will participated in the exercise. (Photo credit:RCAF)
U.S. Northern Command executes the second in a series of Global Information Dominance Experiments (GIDE)
By NORAD & USNORTHCOM Public Affairs | April 6, 2021
The second in a series of Global Information Dominance Experiments (GIDE) took place March 22-23, 2021, and was designed to enable cross-combatant command collaboration to generate globally integrated effects using artificial intelligence enabled information. 

Senior Airman Can Liu, from Queens, N.Y., and a 335th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron general purpose Airman, pose for a photo at the state-led, federally-supported Medgar Evers College Community Vaccination Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., March 24, 2021. Liu, who is deployed from the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron out of Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., was born in Fushun, China, is fluent in Mandarin, and moved to the U.S. with her family when she was nine years old. Liu is able to translate for Chinese community members who have questions while receiving their COVID-19 vaccination. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ashley Nicole Taylor)
335th EMDOS Airman translates for Brooklyn CVC community
By Tech. Sgt. Ashley Taylor | April 6, 2021
Efforts have been underway for almost a month to bring the COVID-19 vaccine to people at the state-led, federally-supported Medgar Evers College Community Vaccination Center in Brooklyn.

A U.S. Army combat medic assigned to the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, administers a COVID-19 vaccine at the Community Vaccination Center in Miami, March 24, 2021. Combat medics enable the state-run, federally-supported CVC to administer upwards of 2,000 daily vaccinations. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing continued, flexible Department of Defense support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of the whole-of-government response to COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Carpenter/47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin Air Force Base Public Affairs)
ARNORTH to oversee military vaccination support to FEMA at three new locations
By U.S. Army North Public Affairs | April 2, 2021
At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 420 Department of Defense military medical and support personnel will deploy to Maryland, Tennessee and Wisconsin to support state-run, federally supported Community Vaccination Centers.

USS Connecticut surfaces in support of Ice Exercise 2018, Beaufort Sea, March 10, 2018 (U.S. Navy/Micheal H. Lee)
Deter in Competition, Deescalate in Crisis, and Defeat in Conflict
By Gen. Glen D. VanHerck | April 1, 2021
As the world’s security environment has evolved over time, our legacy systems have become increasingly challenged, even as our attention drifted away from the possibility of major conflict, especially the possibility of conflict in North America.