A Russian Federation Air Force SU-27 during a simulation of  a hijacking of a passenger plane over the Bering Strait near Alaska on Aug. 27, 2013. 
(AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Russian, NORAD forces unite for exercise

Photos from the mission OVER ALASKA (AP) — Flying at 34,000 feet over the Bering Strait, the Russian pilots had a singular focus: making sure they smoothly received the hand-off of a “hijacked” jetliner from […]


NORAD insignia (AP Photo)

5 suspicious packages found at NORAD base in Colo.

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — 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.


santa sleigh

Track Santa’s Progress on NORAD’s Live Map

Track Santa Claus’ progress around the world on a live map courtesy of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).



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