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1 year 7 months ago

NORAD Tracks Santa now trademarked

PETERSON AFB (AP) - The military command that protects the skies over the U.S. and Canada is also protecting the name of its famous Santa-tracking operation. The North American Aerospace Defense Command has trademarked NORAD Tracks Santa and licensed a private company to sell official T-shirts and other gear. NORAD...

3 years 6 months ago

Northcom's role in storm relief

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE (AP)-U.S. Northern Command is working with civilian agencies to see whether the military's help is needed to respond to a powerful winter storm moving across the U.S. The Northern Command said Wednesday that its personnel are working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The...

3 years 6 months ago

NORAD scrambles fighters over Washington, DC

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE (AP)-NORAD says two F-16 fighter jets were scrambled over Washington, D.C., after ground controllers lost communication with a small commercial jet on Friday. The North American Aerospace Defense Command says communication with the jet was restored before the fighters intercepted it, and the fighters returned...

3 years 11 months ago

Colorado reservists deploying to Iraq

About 50 Air Force reservists and three C-130 cargo planes from Peterson Air Force Base are headed for Iraq. Air crews and maintenance teams from the 302nd Airlift Wing will depart Wednesday from the base in Colorado Springs. It's the third deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan for Peterson...

4 years 2 weeks ago

NORAD, Russia to test hijack response

The U.S. and Russia are planning a joint exercise to see how well they can coordinate their efforts in the event of an international hijacking. Military aircraft from Russia and the North American Aerospace Defense Command - based at Colorado Springs' Peterson Air Force Base - will track a...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Search to resume for F-16 fuel tanks

The Colorado Air National Guard will resume its search today for external fuel tanks jettisoned over open country as the pilot of an F-16 prepared to make an emergency landing in Colorado Springs. The fighter landed without incident. Maj. Nicole David says the tanks aren't dangerous but are important...

4 years 5 months ago

Northcom pitching-in with Haiti relief

The U.S. military is helping transport a Mexican army field kitchen to Haiti to feed earthquake victims and relief workers. The U.S. Northern Command, based at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, says the field kitchen is expected to arrive in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Friday. Northcom helped...

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