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1 year 8 months ago

NORAD takes record number of calls for Santa

COLORADO SPRINGS - Christmas Eve was a particularly busy time for volunteers with the NORAD Tracks Santa Program. During a 23 hour period, the operations center answered over 114,000 calls from children looking for Santa Claus, an increase of more than 12,000 from last year. The group also received...

1 year 8 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...

2 years 11 months ago

US Northern Command team visits Mexico

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - Personnel from the U.S. military command responsible for homeland security have met with members of Mexico's military in a visit to that country. Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., head of U.S. Northern Command, writes in his blog that the visit occurred last...

4 years 2 months ago

NORAD plans joint exercise with Russia

The Colorado Springs-based North America Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the Russian Air Force plan to conduct a joint air defense exercise in August. The focus will be combating terrorism. This exercise will take place in both Russian and U.S. airspace, over Alaska and Russia.

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