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Oct. 30, 2018

Active-Duty Troops En Route to Texas, Northcom Chief Says

A little more than 1,000 troops are in place in south Texas, and that number is changing as additional forces move in place, Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, said at a Pentagon news conference.

Oct. 29, 2018

5,200 Active-Duty Personnel Moving to Southwest Border, Northcom Chief Says

The Defense Department will deploy more than 5,000 active-duty personnel to aid the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection “to harden the southern border,” said Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, the commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Command.

Sept. 26, 2018

Military Aids Disaster Response Effort in the Aftermath of Hurricane Florence

After two weeks of preparing and providing relief to communities devastated by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina, active-duty soldiers are winding down rescue efforts while remaining ready to meet federal and local needs.

Sept. 16, 2018

Northern Command Provides DoD Hurricane Support Update

More than 13,000 Defense Department personnel are supporting relief efforts by the Federal Emergency Management Agency along with state and local responders as Tropical Storm Florence moves inland.

Sept. 13, 2018

More than 7,000 Service Members ‘Leaning Forward’ to Aid Fellow Citizens

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina bringing devastating wind and storm surge, with flooding expected across the Carolinas. More than 7,000 service members are ready to assist residents.

Sept. 13, 2018

Northern Command Provides Response Support for Hurricane Florence

In support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Northern Command is leaning forward and actively posturing Defense Department forces in preparation for Hurricane Florence.

Aug. 23, 2018

Senior Enlisted Leaders Learn Threats, Challenges of Southwest Border Firsthand

Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and other senior enlisted leaders traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border to learn about the threats and challenges of the area that affect the nation.

May 12, 2018

NORAD: 60 Years of Keeping North America Safe, Vice Chairman Says

The North American Aerospace Defense Command, a building block of deterrence, remains as vital and relevant today as it was when it was formed, Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a ceremony marking the U.S.-Canadian organization's 60th anniversary at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

Nov. 17, 2017

Mattis Reviews Homeland Defense During Colorado Visit

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis addressed service members during a town hall meeting at U.S. Northern Command and met with officials at the National Space Defense Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Oct. 5, 2017

Missouri Air Guard Wing Supports Hurricane Relief Efforts

For nearly a month, the Missouri Air National Guard’s 139th Airlift Wing has been proving its value as part of the operational reserve by performing more than 100 sorties in support of hurricane relief efforts in Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

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