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5 Suspicious Packages Found At NORAD Base In Colorado

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 Track Santa’s Progress, Answer Calls

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.


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NORAD: North Korean Object Appeared To Reach Orbit

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.


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Colorado National Guard Unit Leaving For Mideast

About 200 Colorado Air National Guard members are leaving on a three-month deployment to the Mideast.


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F-16s Intercept Single-Engine Plane In Denver Area

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.


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Colorado Likely To Be Spared From Worst Defense Cuts

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.



NORAD Santa Trackers Having Record Holiday

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.


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Admiral Moving Into New Role At Peterson AFB

An admiral currently serving with U.S. Forces-Iraq has been named to a new post at Peterson Air Force Base.


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NORAD, Northern Command Plan 9/11 Remembrance

The North American Aerospace Defense Command is holding a remembrance ceremony for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.


Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, 14th Air Force commander, (center) cuts a ribbon commemorating the completion of a $2.9 million renovation at the JFCC SPACE Missile Warning Center, Aug. 5, 2011, at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station. Navy Capt. David Kiehl, MWC director (right), Navy Senior Chief Phil Fix, MWC senior enlisted advisor (second from left), and Col. Joe Turk (left), 721st Mission Support Group commander, assist Helms during the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo/Craig Denton)

Military’s Cheyenne Mountain Bunker Gets A Facelift

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.



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