"We stand ready to detect, deter and defeat threats to our homeland... 


—Gen. Glen D. VanHerck





We Have The Watch

U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) was established Oct. 1, 2002 to provide command and control of Department of Defense homeland defense efforts and to coordinate defense support of civil authorities. We defend America's homeland — protecting our people, national power, and freedom of action.



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May 10, 2023

Department of the Air Force - Women, Peace and Security

Around the world, conflict and disasters disproportionately affect women and children, yet women remain under-represented in efforts to secure against and resolve conflict. Women, peace and security is an internationally recognized framework among our allies and partners and signed into law in the U.S. in 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard video by

May 8, 2023

U.S. Northern Command Supports DHS with Active Duty Personnel

At the request of the Department of Homeland Security and with approval from the Secretary of Defense, 1,500 active duty military service members under the command and control of U.S. Northern Command will deploy to the U.S. southwest border in the coming days to provide support to Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

May 5, 2023

WHINSEC conducts WPS symposium

WHINSEC conducts its sixth-annual Women, Peace, and Security symposium.

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