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Tag: NORAD – North American Aerospace Defense Command

Brothers honoured for their service as “RCAF Americans”

– American twin brothers have been honoured for their service with the RCAF during the Second World War

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NORAD personnel support the mission in the wake of Hurricane Michael

– On October 18, Lieutenant-General Christopher Coates, Deputy Commander, North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) and Commander Canadian Element NORAD, went to speak with the detachment members and their families. He heard their stories and concerns, and provided guidance.

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22 Wing North Bay executes worldwide synthetic battlefield exercise

– In September 2018, 22 Wing North Bay executed an international battlefield exercise – all in virtual reality.

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“Q” Duty

– “Q Duty” may be the RCAF’s most important mission: defending and deterring threats from Canadian sovereign airspace. Pilots and support personnel are ready to go on a moment’s notice—and consume lots of coffee while they are on duty.

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Military aerospace control community shines at G7 Summit in Charlevoix

– RCAF Public Affairs The idea of “airspace” is a complex matter. By its simplest definition, it is the area of atmosphere in which aircraft operate; the realities of airspace are, however, much more involved. For instance, the aircraft operating in a given airspace must be managed to ensure they can operate safely. This includes controlling …

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New deputy commander appointed to NORAD

– Lieutenant-General Christopher Coates assumed the duties of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) deputy commander from Lieutenant-General Pierre St-Amand during a ceremony held at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on July 20, 2018.

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Canadian Air Defence Sector has the watch

– In 2017, the Canadian Air Defence Sector directed command and control of a four million square mile area of responsibility, intercepted two Russian bomber aircraft, tracked thousands of aircraft and led 22 in-flight emergencies, which saved 3800 lives and assured NORAD air sovereignty.

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The May 16 episode of Defence Team News highlights the 60th anniversary of NORAD

– 60th anniversary of NORAD and the Public Service Performance Management web application

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Deputy Commander of NORAD visits CFS Leitrim

– Lieutenant-General Pierre St-Amand expressed his appreciation for the long-standing relationship between NORAD and CFS Leitrim’s Operational, Technical and Support Elements in the defence of North America.

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NORAD & NORTHCOM host annual academic symposium

– The event engaged a new generation of Canadian and American scholars and their uniformed counterparts over matters such as Canadian and U.S. defence relations, defence policy, and NORAD’s functions and future transformation.

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