North American Aerospace Defense Command facts for kids
|North American Aerospace Defense Command|
Crest of North American Aerospace Defense Command
|Founded||12 May 1958
(61 years, 5 months)
|Country|| United States of America
|Role||The North American Aerospace Defense Command conducts aerospace warning, aerospace control and maritime warning in the defense of North America.|
|Headquarters||Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.|
|Commander||General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, USAF|
|Deputy Commander||Lieutenant-General Christopher J. Coats, RCAF|
|Chief of Staff||Major General Richard J. Gallant, USA|
|Command Senior Enlisted Leader||SgtMaj Paul McKenna, USMC|
North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is a joint organization of Canada and the United States that provides aerospace warning and defense for North America. It was founded on May 12, 1958, as the North American Air Defense Command. Its main technical facility has been the Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center in Colorado, and for this reason NORAD is sometimes unofficially referred to as Cheyenne Mountain.
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1955 Sears ad with the misprinted telephone number that led to the NORAD Tracks Santa Program. NORAD Tracks Santa follows Santa Claus' Christmas Eve journey around the world.
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