Nevada Air Guard MAFFS activation extended as western wildfires rage
By Airman 1st Class Michelle Brooks | Aug. 27, 2020
Members of the 152nd Airlift Wing, Nevada Air National Guard activated July 29, the unit’s first firefighting activation in two years following a 2019 season that saw little need to request the military as a surge capacity for wildland fire suppression efforts.
Medical Reserve units join US Army North COVID-19 operations in Texas
By U.S. Army North Public Affairs | July 29, 2020
At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, three U.S. Army Reserve Urban Augmentation Medical Task Forces deployed as part of the Department of Defense’s ongoing COVID-19 operations in Texas. U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Force Land Component Command, continues to oversee the military operation in support of federal efforts and the state.
U.S. Army North ready to battle COVID-19 after busy spring
By Sean Kimmons | July 16, 2020
Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, the head of U.S. Northern Command’s land forces spoke recently of the lessons learned from its ongoing battle against COVID-19, as the command prepares to send more troops to hotspots in Texas and California.
ARNORTH to oversee military COVID-19 operations in Texas, California
By U.S. Army North Public Affairs | July 13, 2020
At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and state officials, approximately 740 Department of Defense medical and support professionals from the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force are assigned as part of DOD’s ongoing COVID-19 operations in Texas and California. As part of the whole-of-America response, U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command’s Joint Forces Land Component Command, will oversee the military operation in support of federal efforts and the state.
Changes in Tech, Strategy Drive Missile Defense
By Jim Garamone | June 25, 2020
WASHINGTON -- Changes to technologies, strategy and capabilities make a good case for closer cooperation among the combatant commands, the services and allies in regard to missile defense, military officers charged with this crucial mission said.
NORAD, USNORTHCOM Director of Joint Training, Exercises Retires
By LCDR Michael Hatfield | June 17, 2020
Joseph C. Bonnet III ended his distinguished 50-year career of service to his country, retiring during a ceremony June 12, 2020, from his Colorado Springs home surrounded by family and streamed online to friends and coworkers.
USNORTHCOM Leads Major Homeland Defense Exercise
By | May 29, 2020
Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, visited the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in the Atlantic Ocean May 29, 2020, to witness first-hand the multi-combatant command homeland defense exercise.