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148th Fighter Wing returns from NORAD-tasked Operation NOBLE EAGLE Deployment
Airmen from the Duluth-based 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, returned home last week after completing a 60-day NORAD-tasked Operation NOBLE EAGLE mission servicing the continental United States.
NORAD commander thanks WADS for actions after plane stolen near Seattle
The NORAD and USNORTHCOM commander arrived at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Aug. 23 to personally thank the men and women of the Western Air Defense Sector for their quick actions when a Horizon Bombardier Q400 commercial plane was stolen from SeaTac International Airport Aug. 10.
1st AF hosts fourth annual Air Domain Security Integration Meeting
Air defense experts from across the 1st Air Force enterprise and various federal agencies and commercial airlines took part in the fourth annual Air Domain Security Integration Meeting (ADSIM) here Aug. 21. The event was held to refine and improve processes which enhance integrated approaches to the safety and security of the U.S. national airspace.
WADS organizes large air intercept exercise
Aircrews and associated support personnel from across the military air defense enterprise completed a three-day Aerospace Control Alert CrossTell live-fly training exercise here July 26.
NORAD Commander Visits Canadian Armed Forces
General Lori Robinson, Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, visited 4 Wing and Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, August 15, 2016.
Homeland Defense ‘Sacred Responsibility,’ Says Nominee to Head Northcom, NORAD
“Defense of the homeland is a sacred responsibility and the No. 1 mission of the Department of Defense,” Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson told a Senate panel during her nomination hearing to become commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command.
Northcom’s First Priority is ‘No-Fail’ Homeland Defense, Commander Says
Navy Adm. William E. Gortney testified before the panel on how the fiscal year 2017 DoD budget request impacts Northcom and NORAD. He also discussed command operations.