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Sept. 18, 2018

Northcom Commander: Response Framework Working Well in Florence Aftermath

The National Response Framework is operating as designed as the Carolinas face the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, the commander of U.S. Northern Command said at a news briefing.

Aug. 9, 2018

Colorado Air Force Reservists Support Firefighting Efforts in Western U.S.

Air Force reservists and a Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 302nd Airlift Wing deployed to help combat wildfires in California.

May 24, 2018

Mattis Presides at Change of Command for NORAD, Northcom

Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy succeeded Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson as commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command.

May 24, 2018

Funding Process for DoD Now Strategy Driven, in Healthy Place, Mattis Says

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said that the funding process for the U.S. military is back in a healthy place, adding that the budget submission was underpinned by strategy for the first time in 10 years.

April 23, 2018

Soldiers Practice Disaster Response Skills at Guardian Response Exercise

Texas-based soldiers are in Indiana to train to validate their ability to assist with defense support of civil authorities in the event of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear catastrophe.

April 18, 2018

Increasing Global Threats Call for Capabilities to Deter, Defend, Officials Say

In today’s increasingly complex and threatening environment, the Defense Department must sustain the capabilities needed to deter and defend against attacks on the U.S. homeland, its forces abroad and its allies and partners, the undersecretary of defense for policy told a House panel.

March 22, 2018

Senior Officials: U.S. Must Keep Pace with Adversaries in Missile Defense

The fiscal year 2019 budget request for ballistic missile defense seeks to ensure the United States stays ahead of adversaries that are advancing their capabilities, defense officials said at a Senate Armed Services subcommittee hearing.

March 20, 2018

Arctic Conditions Provide Valuable Lessons in Alaska Exercise

More than 1,500 U.S. military personnel braved snowy and icy conditions and temperatures that dipped well below zero to participate in the multiservice exercise Arctic Edge last week, primarily in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex and Long-Range Radar System sites in Alaska. Navy and Coast Guard experts also discussed maritime scenarios during a tabletop exercise in Alaska’s capital of Juneau.

Feb. 16, 2018

Northcom Ready to Defend North America, Support Civil Authorities

While U.S. Northern Command has the ability to defend against threats from North Korea, continuing to improve the ballistic missile defense enterprise is critical, the Northcom commander told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Nov. 3, 2017

Vigilant Shield Takes Fight to New Mexico Mountains

Shots rang out in a New Mexico canyon when soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division secured a simulated critical infrastructure facility from armed suspects during a training scenario at White Sands Missile Range.

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