Archive: 2009

Dec. 23, 2009

President nominates new NORAD and USNORTHCOM Commander

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nomination: Navy Vice Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr. for appointment to the rank of admiral and assignment

Dec. 16, 2009

Lt. Gen. Swan takes command of U.S. Army North

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — Lt. Gen. Guy Swan III took over as the commanding general of U.S. Army North from Lt. Gen. Thomas Turner during a change of command ceremony Dec. 15 inside the command’s

Nov. 16, 2009

DOD Support to manned space operations for STS-129

U.S. Northern Command is the focal point for military emergency support to the Space Shuttle.  Support includes astronaut rescue and recovery and orbiter recovery.  USNORTHCOM, established in 2002 and

Nov. 16, 2009

NORAD and USNORTHCOM support Space Shuttle launch

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command provide support to NASA and the shuttle program’s mission with distinctly different but

Nov. 13, 2009

NORAD and USNORTHCOM win prestigious award

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Military and civilian personnel at the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command have been awarded, by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of

Nov. 11, 2009

Inter-agency exercise prepares all for national emergency

BUTLERVILLE, Ind. – With an exercise the magnitude of Vibrant Response comes the need for inter-agency communication, team/unit cohesion and quick reaction time.  Vibrant Response, an exercise that

Nov. 11, 2009

Vibrant Response brings realistic disaster training close to home

EDINBURGH, Ind. – Smoke billowing from buildings, the beating of helicopter blades and constant radio chatter echo over ground zero; the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind., on

Oct. 30, 2009

Army North exercises DoD’s newest civil support force

U. S. ARMY NORTH – As the leaves turn and the country heads into winter U. S. Army North personnel are preparing to exercise and train the one of the Department of Defense’s consequence management

Oct. 27, 2009

US Northern Command announces media availability for Field Training Exercise Vibrant Response 10.1

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – U. S. Army North, U. S. Northern Command’s Joint Force Land Component Command will host more than 4500 military and civilian personnel from around the country to take

Oct. 2, 2009

NORAD exercise flights planned over Washington D.C.

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct exercise flights Oct. 3 in the skies over the National Capital Region (Washington, D.C.).  The flights will take