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Tag: Homeland Defense

Feb. 5, 2023

Statement from Gen. Glen VanHerck, Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command

“At the direction of the President of the United States and with the full support of the Government of Canada, United States fighter aircraft under U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) authority successfully brought down the PRC’s high altitude surveillance balloon at 2:39 p.m. EST, Feb. 4, 2023." - Gen. Glen VanHerck, Commander, NORAD and USNORTHCOM

May 5, 2022

NATO Allies, Partners Promote Arctic Security, Military Cooperation

The annual Arctic Security Forces Roundtable assembled 45 military leaders from 11 NATO Ally and partner nations to promote military cooperation on a wide range of issues facing the strategically important High North and the world’s Arctic nations, May 3-5.

May 3, 2022

US Army, US Marines and multinational forces to participate in Maple Resolve 22

Approximately 680 U.S. Army Soldiers, 20 U.S. Marines and 3,200 Canadian and British forces will participate in the largest allied exercise conducted in North America, May 10-22, 2022.

April 19, 2022

VIRTUAL FLAG: Homeland Defense exercise sharpens skills, deters enemy aggression

The VIRTUAL FLAG 22-2 homeland defense exercise was successfully executed at the 705th Combat Training Squadron’s Distributed Mission Operation Center, or DMOC, located at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and distributed locations around the world from March 28 – April 1.

March 18, 2022

ARCTIC EDGE 22 comes to a close

U.S. Northern Command’s exercise Arctic Edge 22 came to a close March 16 across the state of Alaska. Hosted by Alaskan Command, the bi-national, multi-service exercise is held every two years with roots going back more than five decades to a shared commitment to the defense of North America.

Feb. 8, 2022

Alaskan Command Prepares for Exercise Arctic Edge 2022

Alaskan Command will conduct ARCTIC EDGE, a biennial exercise, Feb. 28 – March 17. ARCTIC EDGE is designed to provide realistic and effective training for participants using the premier training locations available throughout Alaska.  Alaskan Command has successfully operated in the Arctic and defended Alaska for more than 70 years.

Nov. 9, 2021

Officials break ground on new $43.78m headquarters at Peterson Space Force Base

Officials broke ground on a new Special Operations Command North headquarters building at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Nov. 8.

Oct. 29, 2021

NORTHCOM Commander VanHerck Delivers Radar System to RBDF

On October 28, General Glen D. VanHerck, the Commander of U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), officially delivered a $2.4 million-dollar radar system to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) and the Government of The Bahamas, during an official handover ceremony at the Coral Harbour base on New Providence.

Oct. 25, 2021

Senior enlisted combatant command leaders discuss global integration

Top enlisted leaders from three combatant commands and the National Guard Bureau met to discuss global integration at Peterson Space Force Base, Colo., Oct. 22.

Oct. 18, 2021

Leaders discuss ballistic missile defense at Vista Intercept 22

Ballistic missile defense is a critical mission for defending North America. Vista Intercept 22 provided a forum for participants to evaluate NORAD’s threat warning and assessment capabilities and U.S. Northern Command’s ballistic missile defense, integrated deterrence and additional capabilities required to defeat complex threats. 

Oct. 7, 2021

U.S. participates in FAMEX 2021 air show in Mexico

More than 100,000 people are estimated to have attended FAMEX 2021. Mexico invited the U.S. to the country’s largest air show as “country of honor,” a special designation signifying the partnership and cooperation between both countries.

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.

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 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.

June 22, 2021

U.S. Helps Keep Bahamas Safe: Donates $5.9 Million in Boats, Comms Equipment to RBDF

On June 22, the United States government continued to demonstrate its commitment to shared security and safety of The Bahamas and the United States, donating three high-speed SAFE boats, radio communications equipment, and biometrics equipment to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF)—for a total value of about $5.9 million dollars.