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  • Air Force, NORAD to Assist During Santa’s Christmas Voyage

    12/23/2019 11:31:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    avgeekery ^ | Dec, 23, 2019, | Charles Atkeison
    The warmth of a bright red glow traveling across the evening sky will allow the U.S. and Canadian Air Force and NORAD to assist Santa Claus with his special delivery of gifts on Christmas Eve. NORAD is marking their 64th year tracking St. Nicholas across most of the western hemisphere. Rudolph’s bright red nose gives off an infrared signature which can allow satellites and radar to detect Santa — code name Big Red One. The tiny sleigh filled with gifts is expected to arrive over the east coast of the United States on Tuesday at about 11:20 p.m. EST, as...

    12/23/2019 10:58:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    NORAD Santa ^ | Christmas Eve 2019 | NORAD
    NORAD SANTA TRACKER LIVE STREAM Merry Christmas Freepers
  • NORAD Will Neither Confirm nor Deny a Flock of Birds Caused White House Lockdown

    11/27/2019 6:44:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    gizmodo ^ | 11/26/2019
    On Tuesday, the White House was placed under lockdown after it appeared that an aircraft was flying in restricted air space over Washington DC. But was it really an aircraft... or was it birds? The North American Aerospace Defense Command first reported an object entering capitol airspace this morning, which prompted a response from National Security officials and a temporary lockdown of some capitol buildings, CNN reports. A Coast Guard rotary-wing aircraft (probably a helicopter, but NORAD did not specify) went to investigate—and did not find a threat. Perhaps, tweeted ABC7 DC-Area transportation reporter Sam Sweeney, it was birds. “The...
  • NORAD: 3rd plane breaks temporary flight restriction over Bedminster (POTUS' place - 3 in 2 days)

    08/03/2019 9:51:28 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 31 replies
    News 12 New Jersey ^ | August 3 | Staff
    NORAD says a third small single-engine aircraft was flying into a current "no-fly" zone as President Donald Trump visits New Jersey this weekend. Reports say fighter jets forced the plane to land at Central Jersey Regional Airport.
  • Russian 'bear' bombers intercepted near Alaska for second time in two days

    05/22/2019 3:48:21 AM PDT · by ETL · 58 replies ^ | May 22, 2019 | Lukas Mikelionis | Fox News
    Russian “Bear” bombers flew near Alaska under fighter escort for the second time in two days. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said that it had to scramble two pair of U.S. F-22 fighter jets to intercept the Russian formation on Tuesday. “The Russian aircraft remained in international airspace and at no time entered U.S. or Canadian sovereign airspace,” NORAD said in a statement posted on social media. The incident occurred just a day after four nuclear-capable Russian bombers and two Russian fighter jets were intercepted off the west coast of Alaska by U.S. aircraft.NORAD said Monday that its...
  • US Fighter Planes Intercept Russian Bombers Near Alaska, Says NORAD

    05/21/2019 12:36:15 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 51 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | May 21, 2019 | Jack Phillips
    U.S. fighter planes intercepted Russian bombers and fighters that entered Alaska’s airspace on May 20, said the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) on May 21. As a result, the Russian aircraft remained in international airspace. In a later statement, NORAD said its “ability to deter and defeat threats” begins with “detecting, tracking, and positively identifying” non-American aircraft in U.S. airspace.....General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, the NORAD commander, said in a statement that “NORAD’s top priority is defending Canada and the United States. “Our ability to protect our nations starts with successfully detecting, tracking, and positively identifying aircraft of interest approaching...
  • Oh, that big 1982 Siberian explosion?

    02/03/2004 9:13:42 PM PST · by Valin · 78 replies · 9,333+ views
    WASHINGTON - Intelligence shortcomings, as we see, have a thousand fathers; secret intelligence triumphs are orphans. Here is the unremarked story of "the Farewell dossier": how a CIA campaign of computer sabotage resulting in a huge explosion in Siberia -- all engineered by a mild-mannered economist named Gus Weiss -- helped us win the Cold War. Weiss worked down the hall from me in the Nixon administration. In early 1974, he wrote a report on Soviet advances in technology through purchasing and copying that led the beleaguered president -- detente notwithstanding -- to place restrictions on the export of computers...
  • Norad Santa Tracker Live stream!

    12/24/2018 4:44:43 PM PST · by Morgana · 54 replies
    Norad Santa ^ | DECEMBER 24, 2018 | norad
    Norad Santa Tracker Live stream!
  • A child calling Santa reached NORAD instead.

    12/24/2018 3:18:29 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 65 replies
    WaPo ^ | December 24th,2018 | Steve Hendrix
    It was not a place of fun and games. And when that red phone rang — it was wired directly to a four-star general at the Pentagon — things got real. All eyes would have been on Shoup when he answered. “Col. Shoup,” he barked. But there was silence. Until finally, a small voice said, “Is this Santa Claus?”
  • NORAD to still track Santa despite government shutdown

    12/23/2018 4:10:35 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 29 replies ^ | Dec. 22, 2018 | Staff
    Quick news video verifying NORAD to still track Santa despite government shutdown.
  • NORAD celebrates its 60th — a look inside "America's Fortress"

    05/11/2018 4:09:40 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    Colorado Springs Independent ^ | 10 May, 2018 | Matthew Schniper
    NORAD celebrates its 60th this year, and all military parties involved at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station allowed the media "behind the blast doors" for a rare, limited tour on Thursday, May 10. When I say all parties involved, I mean it quickly gets confusing to say who's toiling inside the mountain, between the U.S. forces on site, Canadian allies, and other unnamed groups (for security reasons). The 721st Mission Support Group is technically who hosted us at the alternate strategic command center; remember that in 2008 Peterson Air Force Base took on the primary command center, as it offers...
  • Adorable: President Trump and First Lady Melania Call Kids to Track Santa's Sleigh

    12/24/2017 7:41:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | December 24, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    It's Christmas eve and children around the world are anxiously waiting for the arrival of Santa Claus and his reindeer. President Trump and First Lady Melania, who are spending their Christmas at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, are also excited about his visit and made phones calls to children Sunday afternoon to track his progress through the North American Aerospace Defense Command [NORAD].  “What would you like more than anything?” President Trump asked a child named Casper from Virginia. “Building blocks, that’s what I’ve always liked too. I always loved building blocks. Well I predict Santa will bring you building blocks, so many...
  • Official NORAD Santa Tracker (live stream)

    12/24/2017 3:14:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 47 replies
    Norad Santa ^ | December 24, 2017 | Norad Santa
    Official NORAD Santa Tracker (live stream)
  • They track air threats to Hawaii 24/7 and they're on high alert for Trump's arrival

    11/03/2017 2:38:35 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Friday, November 3, 2017 | Shawn Ching, News Anchor
    MILILANI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - At a secure, classified location on Oahu, 230 Hawaii Air National Guard member keep a constant watch over the state. They work at what's unofficially called "NORAD of the Pacific" -- after the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado. They play a critical role in tracking threats to the state -- are considered the first line of defense against another Pearl Harbor. And on Friday, ahead of President Trump's visit to Hawaii, they'll be watching Air Force One closely and anything that may get near it. The group's official name: The 169th Air Defense Squadron...
  • 2016 NORAD Santa Tracker LIVE STREAM

    12/24/2016 7:01:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    wowk ^ | December 24, 2016 | wowk
    2016 NORAD Santa Tracker LIVE STREAM NORAD has been tracking Santa on his Christmas Eve deliveries since 1955 after Sears Roebuck & Co. misprinted the telephone number to call Santa. Instead of reaching Santa, the children were put through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief's operations "hotline."
  • Expect fighter jets over Irvine as NORAD conducts security exercises Tuesday

    11/02/2016 8:12:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies ^ | 11/01/2016 | joshua sudok
    During the exercises, scheduled for between 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., the public may see low-flying NORAD-controlled fighter jets near civilian aircraft, the agency said. The fighter pilots will be practicing intercept and identification procedures with the civilians, who are helping with the training. “In order to test responses, systems and equipment, NORAD continuously conducts exercises with a variety of scenarios, including airspace-restriction violations, hijackings and responding to unknown aircraft,” the agency said.
  • Liberals planning to buy Super Hornet fighter jets before making final decision on F-35s

    06/06/2016 4:25:17 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    OTTAWA CITIZEN ^ | 06.04.2016 | Lee Berthiaume, Ottawa Citizen and John Ivison |
    OTTAWA — The Liberal government is intent on buying Super Hornet fighter jets, according to multiple sources. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet reportedly discussed the issue last week, and while no formal decision was taken, one top-level official said: “They have made up their minds and are working on the right narrative to support it.” Rather than a full replacement of the air force’s aging CF-18 fighter fleet, it’s believed the purchase will be labelled an interim measure to fill what Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has warned is a pending “gap” in Canada’s military capabilities. The Liberals promised during the...
  • North Korea's new satellite cruised over Levi's Stadium after Super Bowl 50

    02/08/2016 5:50:10 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 83 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | February 8, 2016 | Nicole Hensley
    North Korea's new satellite cruised over Levi's Stadium after Super Bowl 50 BY Nicole Hensley / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / Monday, February 8, 2016, 5:29 AM Kim Kwang Hyon/AP North Korea's satellite, which was launched on Feb. 7, passed over the Super Bowl 50 game. Pictured is the country's Unha 3 at the Sci-Tech Complex in Pyongyang in 2012. A "Shining Star" was watching over Levi's Stadium after the Broncos 24-10 win. As football fans poured out of the Bay Area stadium, North Korea's observational satellite zipped by the field at an orbit 300 miles above the Earth at...
  • Military to conduct air exercises over Capital Region

    11/17/2015 3:39:42 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/15 | Kristina Wong
    North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the U.S. military command tasked with defending the U.S.'s airspace, announced it is conducting an exercise early Wednesday in the nation's Capital Region designed to hone its ability to intercept and identify air threats. The exercise, named Falcon Virgo, will take place between midnight and 2:30 a.m. and involve a series of training flights involving Civil Air Patrol aircraft, a U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, and Air Force F-16 aircraft. Although such exercises take place periodically, this latest one comes as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria warned in a new video that it...
  • Pentagon confirms Army blimp was shot down

    10/30/2015 11:59:22 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 29, 2015 | Kristina Wong
    The massive Army blimp that broke free from its mooring and drifted from Maryland to Pennsylvania is "actually still deflating," a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday. "I am not able to give you the mechanics of exactly how they're deflating it," said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis. The blimp traveled almost 200 miles north at 30 miles per hour, reaching an altitude of 16,000 feet before it lost altitude and speed, landing in northeastern Pennsylvania. Another Pentagon spokesman confirmed reports that the 240-foot blimp was shot down, but did not know how close to the ground the blimp was when it happened....