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Aug. 30, 2021

ARNORTH military hospital support to FEMA begins in Alabama, expands further in Louisiana

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 20 military medical personnel deployed to Dothan, Alabama, and another 20 deployed to Alexandria, Louisiana, to support civilian healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients in local hospitals.

Aug. 28, 2021

ARNORTH to support NIFC in wildland fire ground response operation in California

At the request of the National Interagency Fire Center, approximately 200 U.S. Army Soldiers will support a wildland fire ground response operation in Northern California.

Aug. 23, 2021

ARNORTH supports FEMA in Mississippi, expands in Louisiana

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 20 military medical personnel have deployed to Jackson, Mississippi, while another 20 will deploy to Tupelo, Mississippi.

Aug. 23, 2021

New Jersey Military Base Available to Receive Afghan Evacuees

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey is now ready to receive Afghan evacuees, the Joint Staff deputy director for regional operations said.

Aug. 18, 2021

ARNORTH provides operational command of military hospital support to FEMA in Louisiana

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, approximately 20 military medical personnel from the U.S. Navy will deploy to Louisiana as part of a Department of Defense COVID-19 response operation.

Aug. 11, 2021

Commander Offers Strategies for Deterring Aggression from China and Russia

The commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command described threats from Russia and China and ways to mitigate those threats.

Aug. 6, 2021

High Rollers’ MAFFS teams on course to surpass last year’s fire year totals at the half-way point through the fire year

The Nevada Air National Guard is only half-way through the fire year and already has amassed 434 drops with 1.2M gallons of retardant as of August 5, 2021.

July 21, 2021

NORAD and U.S. Northern Command lead the third Global Information Dominance Experiment (GIDE)

The third in a series of Global Information Dominance Experiments (GIDE) took place July 8-15, 2021, and was designed to enable cross-Combatant Command collaboration to generate globally integrated effects using artificial intelligence (AI) enabled information.

July 20, 2021

152nd Airlift Wing “High Rollers” extended on MAFFS duty as fires continue burning across western states

The Nevada Air National Guard’s participation in the MAFFS mission this year has been extended to Aug. 26 at the request of the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC). There will also be two additional C-130 aircraft and aircrew added to the mission for a total of five military C-130 aircraft activated.

July 9, 2021

VanHerck meets with Mexican military secretaries, discusses security cooperation and areas of mutual interest

Gen. Glen D. VanHerck, commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, met with the Mexican Secretariats of National Defense and Navy in Mexico City, July 6-8, 2021.

July 6, 2021

Third U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft joins DoD efforts for wildland fire fighting

A third U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft joined the Department of Defense’s efforts for wildland fire fighting in Western states, as requested by the USDA Forest Service. The air tanker arrived at McClellan Airbase in Sacramento, Calif., yesterday, and made three of the 13 retardant drops for the day.

June 29, 2021

NORAD and U.S. Northern Command Host Command Senior Enlisted Leader Change of Responsibility Ceremony

North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command hosted a command senior enlisted leader change of responsibility ceremony where U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Sgt. Maj. Paul McKenna transferred responsibility to USMC Sgt. Maj. James Porterfield, June 29. 

June 28, 2021

DoD C-130 aircraft mobilize to support wildland firefighting efforts

Two U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft equipped with Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) began wildland firefighting operations in support of the National Interagency Fire Center over the Lava Fire in northern California Saturday, and have dropped nearly 20,000 gallons of fire retardant to date.

June 23, 2021

U.S. Donates Additional $500K towards COVID-19 Response in The Bahamas

On June 23, 2021, The Bahamas officially received $500,000 in additional public health assistance form the United States. The donation demonstrates the continued commitment by the United States government to supporting The Bahamas in the ongoing fight against COVID-19, as well as disaster response.

June 22, 2021

ARNORTH adjusts military COVID-19 vaccine support mission, prepared for future all-hazards response and homeland defense

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command's Joint Force Land Component Command, made final adjustments to its COVID-19 vaccine response operation today when military medical personnel from the U.S. Air Force departed the New Jersey Institute of Technology Naimoli Family Recreational Facility in Newark, New Jersey.