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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

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

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

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.

May 5, 2023


U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Space Command teamed up with The Joint Staff to train gender focal points (GFPs) from both commands on how to implement Women, Peace and Security across missions such as security cooperation, defense support of civil authorities, and military exercises.

May 5, 2023

U.S. Northern Command Supports DHS with Active Duty Personnel

At the request of the Department of Homeland Security and with approval from the Secretary of Defense, 1,500 active duty military service members under the command and control of U.S. Northern Command will deploy to the U.S. southwest border in the coming days to provide support to Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

April 10, 2023

NORAD and U.S. Northern Command will conduct exercise VIGILANT SHIELD 23

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colorado – The North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command will conduct its annual homeland defense exercise, VIGILANT SHIELD 23, Apr. 11-19, 2023.

March 11, 2023

U.S. Northern Command Update on Recovery Operations

At the direction of the President of the United States, fighter aircraft assigned to U.S. Northern Command successfully took down a high altitude airborne object off the northern coast of Alaska at 1:45 pm Eastern Standard Time Feb. 10 within U.S. sovereign airspace over U.S. territorial water.

March 8, 2023

Statement of USNORTHCOM and NORAD Commander to the HASC

Statement of Gen. Glen D. VanHerck, USAF, Commander, U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, before the House Armed Services Committee. Delivery date Mar. 8, 2023.

Feb. 17, 2023

U.S. Northern Command Recovery Operations Update on Airborne Objects

U.S. Northern Command recommended that search operations conclude today near Deadhorse, Alaska, and on Lake Huron, as search activities have discovered no debris from airborne objects shot down on Feb. 10 and Feb. 12, 2023.