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Feb. 5, 2024

Guillot takes command of NORAD, USNORTHCOM

North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command welcomed their 27th and 10th commanders, respectively, when Gen. Gregory M. Guillot assumed leadership of the organizations Feb. 5, 2024, during a combined change of command ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado.

Nov. 14, 2023

Special Operation Command North celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Special Operations Command North recognized its 10th anniversary at the command headquarters, Nov. 5, 2023.

Nov. 6, 2023

Special Operations Command North hosts second annual Special Operations Forces Symposium

Special Operations Command North hosted its second annual Special Operations Forces Symposium at the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Carson, Colo., Oct. 23-27, 2023.

20231030 Oct. 30, 2023

U.S. Northern Command supports DHS southwest border surge request

Eight-hundred active-duty military personnel under the direction of U.S. Northern Command will deploy to the southwest border as part of a surge support request by the Department of Homeland Security to assist the Customs and Border Protection mission.

Sept. 29, 2023

Ground-Based Missile Defense Units in North America reassigned to U.S. Northern Command

Effective Oct. 1, 2023, the 100th Missile Defense Brigade, Schriever Space Force Base, Colo., and its subordinate unit, 49th Missile Defense Battalion, Fort Greely, Alaska, are assigned to U.S. Northern Command. This move aligns the units that operate the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system under the combatant command responsible for missile defense of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.

Aug. 23, 2023

U.S. Northern Command and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency conducts roundtable to discuss resiliency of critical infrastructure

A roundtable discussion co-hosted by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and U.S. Northern Command was held here Aug. 22, 2023, bringing together federal and state governments and industry partners to share information outlining strategies for building resilience and response to cyber or physical attacks on America’s critical energy infrastructure.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- July 28, 2023

DAF releases Women, Peace, Security Strategic Action Plan

The Department of the Air Force recently released its Women, Peace, and Security, or WPS, Strategic Action Plan to operationalize WPS concepts across the Air and Space Forces. WPS is a policy framework that acknowledges the critical roles women play in international peace and security efforts; it calls for the meaningful participation of women in all levels of decision-making to ensure the safety and security of all genders around the globe.

06/22/2023 June 30, 2023

Exercise Vital Archer 2023

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colorado – Vital Archer 23, a bilateral exercise focused on counterterrorism and counter weapons of mass destruction, came to a close June 22, 2023, across the United States and Canada. Led by U.S. Northern Command and Canadian Special Operations Forces Command, Vital Archer 23 featured approximately 1,400 participants from 23 U.S. and Canadian government agencies from across both nations’ national security enterprises, with special operations forces from both nations.

March 15, 2023 May 5, 2023

WHINSEC conducts WPS symposium

WHINSEC conducts its sixth-annual Women, Peace, and Security symposium.

May 5, 2023

USNORTHCOM hosts WPS Barrier Analysis Focus Group

In its continuing effort to expand and evolve the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) program, U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) hosted a series of WPS barrier analysis focus groups for command members from Feb. 28 to Mar. 3, 2023, at the North American Aerospace Command and USNORTHCOM headquarters on Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado.