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Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy: US Gov’t Should Remain Vigilant in the Arctic Region

Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy, commander at the North American Aerospace Defense and Nothern Commands, said the U.S. government must maintain vigilance with increased activities in the Arctic region. O'Shaughnessy noted that Northcom and NORAD should prioritize the development of a framework to utilize an array of sensor systems to reinforce domain awareness, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

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Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy nominated to lead Northcom, NORAD

President Trump has nominated U.S. Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy to be commander of the U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command. The Defense Department said TuesdayO’Shaughnessy currently leads the Pacific Air Forces and serves as air component commander at the U.S. Pacific Command and executive director of the Pacific Air …

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US Remains Vigilant as North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile

North Korea fired a ballistic missile from a site near the country’s Kusong city over the weekend, according to the U.S. Strategic Command. Stratcom said Saturday its systems tracked North Korea’s medium- or intermediate-range missile at 5:55 p.m. Eastern time that headed to the Sea of Japan. The North American Aerospace Defense Command found that the …

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James Mattis, Foreign Counterparts Discuss US Defense Partnerships with UK, Canada and NATO

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis has spoken with his counterparts from Canada and U.K. as well as NATO Secretary General Jens Soltenberg to discuss collaborative plans, partnerships and defense ties between the U.S. and its allies, DoD News reported Monday. DoD News reports Mattis and Canadian defense minister Harjit Sajjan talked about a shared commitment to maintain …

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Rear Adm. Brett Heimbigner Assigned Deputy Commander of Joint Functional Component Command for ISR

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Brett Heimbigner, director of intelligence at the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Northern Command, has been assigned to serve as deputy commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson …

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Former Northcom, NORAD Leader Bill Gortney Retires From Navy

Adm. Bill Gortney, former commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, has officially retired from his 39-year military service. The U.S. Navy said Tuesday a ceremony was held aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington for Gortney, who recorded more than 5,300 flight hours and completed 1,265 carrier-arrested …

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Gen. Lori Robinson Takes Leadership Posts for Northern & NORAD Commands

Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson has succeeded Navy Adm. Bill Gortney as head of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, DoD News reported Friday. Robinson told attendees of the change-of-command ceremony at Peterson that partnerships with joint, interagency and multinational organizations support NORAD and Northcom as …

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Northcom, NORAD Nominee Lori Robinson to Push for Increased Natl Security Partnerships

Lori Robinson, an Air Force general who has been nominated to lead both the U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, addressed national security challenges at her nomination hearing Thursday, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Robinson told the Senate Armed Services Committee that she will aim to increase the commands’ …

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