Archive: 2003

Dec. 22, 2003

NORAD and USNORTHCOM Prepared to Engage Threats

The Department of Homeland Security raised the U.S. terror threat level from yellow (elevated) to orange (high) Sunday, warning of possible terrorist strikes more devastating than 9/11 attacks. ”As a

Dec. 11, 2003

Four-Year Plan Becomes 31-Year Career

Like so many people who enlist in the military, Kevin Estrem was going to do his four years and get out.One of only two in his high school graduating class to join the military, the 18 year-old left

Nov. 3, 2003

Northern Command Firefight Mission Complete

The weather finally cooperated with firefighting efforts in southern California. So much so, that on Saturday, Nov. 1, the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) released all federalized military

Oct. 29, 2003

Northern Command Sending 14 Aircraft to Battle California Fires

United States Northern Command is sending all eight of the Department of Defense’s C-130 aircraft equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System, or MAFFS, and six CH-53 helicopters with fire

Oct. 27, 2003

Northern Command Assists California Firefighting Effort

U.S. Northern Command is joining the effort to battle 11 wildland fires that have burned more than 230,000 acres in Southern California and has depleted the state’s firefighting resources.While

Oct. 3, 2003

NORTHCOM Chief Says U.S. Better Prepared Against Terror

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2003 -- "The United States is better prepared to face terrorist threats today and the U.S.Northern Command will continue to improve U.S. capabilities," the head of that unified

Sept. 30, 2003

Government, military, industry leaders unite to talk homeland defense

“No one knows how long this war is going to last. No one knows what resources will ultimately be required, but we do know that transnational terrorism will be defeated and Americans will once again be

Sept. 23, 2003

It’s Been a Good Year

It’s been a very good year for the recently promoted MSG Mark Lawson. Lawson, the noncommissioned officer in charge (NCOIC) of U.S. Northern Command’s (USNORTHCOM) Combined Intelligence and Fusion

Sept. 16, 2003

U.S. Northern Command prepares for Hurricane Isabel recovery operations

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- U.S. Northern Command is working closely with Department of Defense officials to anticipate what military resources may be requested for recovery operations following

Sept. 16, 2003

Northern Command Announces Full Operational Capability

PETERSON Air Force Base, Colo. -- U.S. Northern Command, created in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, announced full operational capability on the second anniversary of the New York,