air defense command

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air defense command

The authority and responsibility for the air defense of a designated area.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The head of the US Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command Air Force, Gen.
Each year, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) launches an interactive tool for kids to track Santa's progress around the world on Christmas Eve.
His more than twenty-four years' service were predominantly in Aerospace Defense Command, Air Defense Weapons Center, Air Mobility Command, and Air Education and Training Command.
Northern Command/North American Aerospace Defense Command, ambassador to Rwanda and Djibouti, and the Department's representative at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Va.
A statement by the Ministry of Defense said that the Air Defense Commander met with the Director of the Relations of the US Embassy in Iraq, and Representative of the US Office of Security Cooperation, Colonel Burgess," noting that they "discussed different subjects, the most important was the work of the radar mechanism and logistical support provided by the US side." The statement continued that the meeting discussed the requirements of the Aerospace Defense Command for the next phase, which aims to strengthen and develop relations between the two sides to develop the work, including serving the strategy set by the Command which will reflect positively on the combat capability according to professional standards, especially in the field of counter-terrorism./ End
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) determined the missile did not pose a threat to North America, it said.
Under the task order, General Dynamics will provide single system management, maintenance, lifecycle, and logistics support of the existing communications systems and subsystems used in North American Aerospace Defense Command and Pacific Air Forces Air Defense missions.
North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is watching those planes closely, he added.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command scrambled fighter jets from McEntire Joint National Guard Base in South Carolina, said NORAD spokesman Preston Schlachter.
-- Once a year, dozens of volunteers, from generals to people who live near North American Aerospace Defense Command at Colorado's Peterson Air Force Base, take calls from children around the world who want to find out where Santa is.
At 10:40 a.m., two F-16 fighter jets were scrambled from a National Guard base in South Carolina to investigate, according to a statement by the North American Aerospace Defense Command. Those jets handed off monitoring duties around 11:30 a.m.
CBS News reported that the passenger told a flight attendant, "I have a bomb and I will blow up Canada." The North American Aerospace Defense Command was alerted at 8:20 a.m.

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