U.S. Northern Command

NORAD (credit: www.norad.mil)

Defense Secretary Visiting Colorado Military Sites

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has arrived in Colorado Springs to visit military installations.

06/27/2013

An image from the propaganda video (credit: CBS)

Colorado Military Mum On Purported North Korean Threat

Military officials aren’t commenting on a purported North Korean threat to fire missiles at Colorado Springs, home to a large military presence including U.S. Northern Command, which is responsible for homeland defense.

04/15/2013

A C-130 drops slurry on the Flagstaff Fire. (credit: CBS)

Military Considers Joining Fighting Wildfires Sooner

Military and civilian officials are weighing whether to make it easier to call in military planes to help fight wildfires, a top general said Wednesday.

01/23/2013

Peterson Air Force Base (credit: CBS)

Military Copters, Rescuers From Peterson AFB On Alert For Superstorm

The military has placed helicopters and rescue teams on alert and dispatched medical planners to help cope with the damage from a superstorm on the East Coast.

10/29/2012

Peterson Air Force Base (credit: CBS)

Military Plans Drill To Prep For Hurricane Season

The military plans a large-scale exercise in Texas to prepare for the 2012 hurricane season.

03/07/2012

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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.

02/13/2012

Army Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr. (credit: armybase.us)

Army General Tapped To Lead NORAD, Northcom

Army Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr. has been nominated to be the new commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Northern Command.

07/26/2011

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - A Modular Airborne Firefighting System-equipped C-130 assigned to the 302nd Airlift Wing prepares for take-off at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., April 16. The aircraft is one of two MAFFS-equipped aircraft assigned to assist the Mexican government in fighting wildland fires in Northern Mexico. The MAFFS unit, which is owned and maintained by the U.S. Forest Service, is a pressurized self-contained firefighting system designed for installation in C-130 aircraft without structural modifications to the aircraft.  The system is designed to air-drop fire-retardant chemicals onto wildfires.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Thomas J. Doscher)

Colorado Sends Cargo Planes To Help Mexico Fight Fires

Two specially equipped U.S. Air Force cargo planes left Colorado on Saturday to help battle wildfires in northern Mexico.

04/16/2011

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U.S. Northern Command Team Sent To Japan

The U.S. Northern Command has sent a planning team with expertise in hazardous material and medical and logistical support to Japan to determine what assistance the United States can provide in the nuclear reactor crisis.

03/17/2011

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