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April 3, 2017

First Responders Conduct Vigilant Guard 17 Exercise in Georgia

The state of Georgia hosted a large-scale training exercise designed to test the response to a real-life disaster, with 9,000 military and civilian personnel participating in the Vigilant Guard 17 emergency-response exercise.

March 31, 2017

Military Exercise Provides Medical Care for Kodiak Island Residents

The Arctic Care 2017 exercise provides training opportunities for active-duty, Guard and Reserve U.S. military members and Canadian Health service members to prepare for worldwide deployment while supporting the medical needs of all of communities on Kodiak Island, Alaska.

March 24, 2017

Marines, Sailors Conduct Chemical, Biological Response Exercise

Marines and sailors with the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force based at Indian Head, Maryland, traveled to Guardian Centers, a training facility in Perry, Georgia, to participate in Exercise Scarlet Response 2017.

March 20, 2017

Natural Disaster Response Exercise Vigilant Guard To Begin, Spokesman Says

During the joint natural disaster response exercise Vigilant Guard 2017, the Georgia National Guard and guardsmen from five surrounding states will simulate a hurricane to improve collaborative efforts in the region, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Feb. 12, 2017

Stratcom Detects North Korean Missile Launch

U.S. Strategic Command systems detected and tracked what officials said was a North Korean missile launch, according to a news release issued by Stratcom.

Oct. 5, 2016

U.S. Army North Stands Ready in Event of Disasters, Attacks

Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, commander of U.S. Army North, said he agrees with a previous commander’s statement that “if you weren’t paranoid when you came to this command, you certainly will be when you leave.” The command is charged with defending the homeland in the event of a natural disaster or an act of war.

Oct. 3, 2016

Hurricane Prompts Evacuation of 700 Family Members From Guantanamo Bay

Navy officials directed the evacuation of 700 family members from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, in advance of approaching Hurricane Matthew.

July 27, 2016

NORAD, Northcom, Mexican Air Force Coordinate on Illicit-Flight Exercise

A live-fly event was part of Amalgam Eagle 16, a tactical exercise between the U.S. and Mexico aimed at strengthening information sharing and response cooperation for real-life scenarios.

May 13, 2016

Robinson Succeeds Gortney as Northern Command, NORAD Commander

Noting that no duty is more important than protecting the homeland, Defense Secretary Ash Carter presided as Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson took command of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command.

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