North American Aerospace Defense Command
NORAD headquarters in Colorado have been evacuated after five suspicious packages were found, but the command’s control room team was working at a backup location several miles away at the time.
Volunteers have pulled on their Santa hats, and are answering phone lines and monitoring wall-size tracking screens as NORAD Tracks Santa begins its 57th annual goodwill mission.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command says North Korea appears to have launched “an object” into Earth orbit, but neither the missile used nor debris from the launch are a threat to North America.
About 200 Colorado Air National Guard members are leaving on a three-month deployment to the Mideast.
A single-engine plane that entered a temporary no-fly zone in the Denver area has landed without incident after the military scrambled two F-16s to intercept it.
Colorado will probably avoid the worst of the defense budget cutbacks in the post-Iraq, post-Afghanistan era because of the bustling military space operations in Colorado Springs and the Denver area.
Santa’s piling up more than presents this year. The big man’s trackers at NORAD say Santa Claus is also breaking records this Christmas Eve.
An admiral currently serving with U.S. Forces-Iraq has been named to a new post at Peterson Air Force Base.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command is holding a remembrance ceremony for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
A Cold War-era bunker deep inside a Colorado mountain has lost its most famous tenant, the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s command center, but it’s still home to some key national defense units.