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May 5, 2022

NATO Allies, Partners Promote Arctic Security, Military Cooperation

Military leaders from 11 countries gathered in Alaska to promote military cooperation on issues facing the Arctic region.

May 4, 2022

Nevada Air Guard doubles certified pilots during aerial firefighting tra...

The Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd Operations Group upgraded four pilots to aircraft commanders certified on the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) here, April 25 - 30.

May 4, 2022

Airborne Firefighting units participate in interagency spring training i...

Less than two years after the most devastating firefighting season in the United States, the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) spring training took place at Gowen Field, Idaho, April 25-29, 2022.

May 3, 2022

US Army, US Marines and multinational forces to participate in Maple Res...

Approximately 680 U.S. Army Soldiers, 20 U.S. Marines and 3,200 Canadian and British forces will participate in the largest allied exercise conducted in North America, May 10-22, 2022.

May 2, 2022

Gender advisors support Operation Allies Welcome mission

Throughout the duration of Department of Defense (DoD) support to Operation Allies Welcome, U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) led the effort to provide gender advisory support to this Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-led, interagency operation to

April 22, 2022

US Army North oversees annual disaster response exercise

U. S. Army North, U. S. Northern Command’s Joint Force Land Component Command, will oversee approximately 1,250 military and civilian personnel assigned to numerous military organizations across the country during its annual disaster response

April 19, 2022

VIRTUAL FLAG:  Homeland Defense exercise sharpens skills, deters enemy a...

VIRTUAL FLAG 22-2: Homeland Defense exercise was successfully executed at the 705th Combat Training Squadron’s Distributed Mission Operation Center, or DMOC, located at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and distributed locations around the world

March 31, 2022

DOD Makes Strides in its Women, Peace and Security Program

Two years into its Strategic Framework and Implementation Plan, the Defense Department's Women, Peace and Security program has made significant strides to promote the safety, equality and meaningful contributions of women around the globe.

March 25, 2022

A Diplomat’s Perspective on Operation Allies Welcome and the Importance ...

In mid-July of 2021, I found myself serving as the Department’s sole Foreign Policy Advisor (POLAD) at North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM).  This was when the crisis planning began for

March 17, 2022

DOD ceases Afghan Evacuee Safe Haven operations at Joint Base McGuire-Di...

U.S. Northern Command concluded DoD installation support to Operation Allies Welcome with the closure of safe haven operations at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., March 15. 

March 1, 2022

Military hospital support to FEMA to begin in Utah, continues in several...

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, one team of approximately 20 military medical personnel, including doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists, will deploy to the state of Utah to support civilian healthcare workers