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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.

April 22, 2020

Wing alert mission exhibits strength amidst the war on COVID-19

Since Sept. 11, 2001, members of the Colorado Air National Guard’s 140th Wing have been on alert, defending the homeland against airborne threats with their fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft staged at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado.

Nov. 4, 2019

Deputy Secretary of Defense visits Commands

Gen. O’Shaughnessy, Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, hosted Deputy Secretary of Defense, David L. Norquist to the commands’ headquarters on Peterson Air Force Base, Nov. 1, 2019.

Nov. 17, 2017

SECDEF visits NORAD, U.S. Northern Command

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis visited Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command Nov. 16 to discuss the topics of homeland defense, ballistic missile defense and

July 28, 2017

Pentagon Spokesman Comments on North Korean Missile Launch

A Pentagon spokesman said the Defense Department detected and tracked a single North Korea missile launch and that it did not pose a threat to North America.

July 17, 2017

NORAD, USNORTHCOM and the Mexican Air Force successfully accomplish objectives in AMALGAM EAGLE 17

The North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, along with the Mexican Air Force, successfully conducted AMALGAM EAGLE 17, a tactical exercise, which was designed to enhance

March 29, 2017

NORAD and USNORTHCOM Office of the Command Chaplain at holds religious affairs workshop

The NORAD and USNORTHCOM Office of the Command Chaplain at held a religious affairs workshop titled  "Embracing Complexity-Navigating Uncertainty" March 23, 2017. The three-day event focused on

Jan. 31, 2017

104th Fighter Wing Airmen Aim High on Alert Status Defending the Northeast

The 104th Fighter Wing screams over the Northeast protecting the skies after receiving the call. The Airmen at Barnes Air National Guard Base scramble whether it is a National emergency or it is for

Nov. 10, 2016

Exercise PUMA STRIKE: Royal Canadian Air Force conducts training aboard Miramar

Service members with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) began Exercise PUMA STRIKE with 24 CF-18 Hornets aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Oct. 31.

Oct. 21, 2016

VIGILANT SHIELD 17 Field Training Exercise

Vigilant Shield 17 (VS17) is an annual exercise sponsored by The North American Aerospace Defense Command and led by Alaskan NORAD Region, in conjunction with Canadian NORAD Region and Continental NORAD Region, who undertake field training exercises aimed at improving operational capability in a bi-national environment.