An F-22 Raptor assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson intercepts a Russian Tu-95 Bear on June 9, 2020. US Air Force Photo
This story has been updated to distinguish between Gen. Glen VanHerck’s role leading North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command.
The Russian military is spending “hours” in airspace near Alaska when it performs flyovers in the region, the head of North American Aerospace Defense Command said on Wednesday.
The aurora borealis over Ice Camp Seadragon during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2020. US Navy Photo
The United States “needs resilient people and resilient equipment” to meet mounting security and economic challenges posed by Russia and China, according to a panel of Arctic security experts. Read More
Maj. Gen. Glen VanHerck, Commander of US Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, presents the Legion of Merit to Colonel Raymond O’Mara, August 12, 2016. US Air Force photo.
Air Force Lt. Gen. Glen VanHerck was nominated to serve as the next commander of U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Read More
Then-Rear Adm. Andrew Lewis, then-commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, delivers remarks as the guest speaker during a change of command ceremony in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) on July 21, 2015. US Navy photo.
The Navy’s top strategy and plans officer was nominated to serve as the commander of the newly re-established U.S. 2nd Fleet, according to a Pentagon news release. Read More
North Korean Hwasong 12 missile test. KCNA Video
The top military officer charged with defending the American homeland said she had “100 percent confidence” that Northern Command could defeat a ballistic missile attack from North Korea. Read More
North Korean KN-14 Launch on July 4, 2017. KCNA Photo
North Korea’s recent provocations are prompting Washington, Tokyo and Seoul to rethink how to deter Pyongyang’s nuclear power ambition with the help of China, experts on Asian defense policy said on Tuesday. Read More
ROKS Sejong the Great (DDG-991) in 2008. RoK Navy Photo
A trio of planned South Korean guided missile destroyers will be built with the capability to intercept ballistic missile threats, USNI News has learned. Read More
KN-11 Launch. North Korean Central News Agency Photo
A North Korean submarine successfully launched a ballistic missile on Tuesday, U.S. Pacific Command officials confirmed in a late Tuesday statement. Read More
Gen. Lori Robinson. US Air Force Photo
The nominee to head U.S. Northern Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday if confirmed she will go to the U.S. southern border to assess firsthand how to stem the flow of narcotics into the United States and better coordinate with Mexican and American authorities. Read More
The following is the March 10, 2016 posture statement from U.S. Northern Command and NORAD commander, Adm. Bill Gortney. Read More