Aug. 27, 2020

Nevada Air Guard MAFFS activation extended as western wildfires rage

Members of the 152nd Airlift Wing, Nevada Air National Guard activated July 29, the unit’s first firefighting activation in two years following a 2019 season that saw little need to request the military as a surge capacity for wildland fire suppression efforts.

Aug. 20, 2020

Leaders Extol U.S., Canadian Cooperation in Defense of North America

Top U.S. and Canadian defense leaders applauded the combined efforts of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command in defending the continent as leadership of the two commands changed hands.

July 29, 2020

Medical Reserve units join US Army North COVID-19 operations in Texas

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, three U.S. Army Reserve Urban Augmentation Medical Task Forces deployed as part of the Department of Defense’s ongoing COVID-19 operations in Texas. U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Force Land Component Command, continues to oversee the military operation in support of federal efforts and the state.

July 21, 2020

US Army North Hosts Hurricane Rehearsal of Concept Drill

U.S. Army North, federal, state, tribal and territorial partners are ready to respond as we near peak hurricane season for the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.

July 16, 2020

U.S. Army North ready to battle COVID-19 after busy spring

Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, the head of U.S. Northern Command’s land forces spoke recently of the lessons learned from its ongoing battle against COVID-19, as the command prepares to send more troops to hotspots in Texas and California.

July 15, 2020

Adaptability and Resilience: EMF-M's Historic Stateside Deployment Supporting COVID-19

On March 30, 2020, EMF-M answered the nation's call and did what no expeditionary hospital had done previously-deploy to five stateside locations simultaneously, in support of a pandemic response.

July 13, 2020

ARNORTH to oversee military COVID-19 operations in Texas, California

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state officials, approximately 740 Department of Defense medical and support professionals from the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force are assigned as part of DOD’s ongoing COVID-19 operations in Texas and California. As part of the whole-of-America response, U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Forces Land Component Command, will oversee the military operation in support of federal efforts and the state.

June 25, 2020

Changes in Tech, Strategy Drive Missile Defense

WASHINGTON -- Changes to technologies, strategy and capabilities make a good case for closer cooperation among the combatant commands, the services and allies in regard to missile defense, military officers charged with this crucial mission said.

June 17, 2020

NORAD, USNORTHCOM Director of Joint Training, Exercises Retires

Joseph C. Bonnet III ended his distinguished 50-year career of service to his country, retiring during a ceremony June 12, 2020, from his Colorado Springs home surrounded by family and streamed online to friends and coworkers.

May 29, 2020

USNORTHCOM Leads Major Homeland Defense Exercise

Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, visited the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Atlantic Ocean May 29, 2020, to witness first-hand the multi-combatant command homeland defense exercise.