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NORAD partners with local firm for Santa voyage

NORAD partners with local firm for Santa voyage

tw telecom Inc., a leading provider of managed services, will partner with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to help track Santa Claus as he travels across the globe to deliver presents on Christmas Eve. “NORAD and Peterson Air Force Base utilize tw telecom’s local voice services for critical communications,” said Tracy Shaufler, vice… Continue Reading NORAD partners with local firm for Santa voyage

NORAD Tracks Santa program draws national fire

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NORAD Tracks Santa program draws national fire

The NORAD Tracks Santa program captured much attention when it was inadvertently developed at a Colorado Springs military outpost way back in 1955. Now, nearly 60 years later, it’s doing the same thing for a very different reason. As most of you have read, heard or seen by now, the newest iteration of the North… Continue Reading NORAD Tracks Santa program draws national fire

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Lockheed to continue support for missile defense in the Springs

Lockheed Martin received a $20 million contract to support air, space defense and missile warning systems for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and Cheyenne Mountain Complex as a modification to the military’s integrated space command and control program. Under this option, Lockheed Martin will sustain critical national defense missions at multiple locations worldwide. It’s… Continue Reading Lockheed to continue support for missile defense in the Springs

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Aerospace companies in Colorado Springs are taking different approaches to the uncertain future of federal budgets: Some are looking overseas and others are seeking to build through acquisitions. Both approaches — along with the status of aerospace in Colorado and news from the Air Force Space Command — will be the topics at the Colorado… Continue Reading Next CSBJ power lunch: Space, the final frontier

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Santa trackers break records for calls, emails

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NORAD says its Santa-tracking operation broke its own records for phone calls, emails and Facebook and Twitter followers on Christmas Eve. The North American Aerospace Defense Command said Thursday that volunteers answered nearly 102,000 phone calls and more than 7,720 emails asking about Santa’s location. NORAD Tracks Santa had nearly 1 million followers on Facebook… Continue Reading Santa trackers break records for calls, emails

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Admiral moving into new role at Peterson AFB

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An admiral currently serving with U.S. Forces-Iraq has been named to a new post at Peterson Air Force Base. The Navy said Wednesday that Rear Adm. Thomas H. Bond Jr. will be director for command and control systems for the North American Aerospace Defense Command. He will also be director of architectures and integration for… Continue Reading Admiral moving into new role at Peterson AFB

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Army general tapped to lead NORAD, Northcom

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The Army general who was tasked to investigate whether Afghan detainees were mistreated was nominated Tuesday to become the new head of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Northern Command. The Pentagon announced Lt. Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr.’s selection, which must be confirmed by the Senate. He was also nominated for… Continue Reading Army general tapped to lead NORAD, Northcom

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NORAD, Russia to test hijack response

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The U.S. and Russia are planning a joint exercise to see how well they can coordinate their efforts in the event of an international hijacking. Military aircraft from Russia and the North American Aerospace Defense Command will track a plane across the Pacific, at one point handing off responsibility for tracking the plane from the… Continue Reading NORAD, Russia to test hijack response

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Are we, in fact, the “Best City in America,” as Outside magazine recently claimed? I dunno — I live here, and haven’t lived anywhere else since 1981, so I’m obviously prejudiced. I agree with Outside, but for reasons other than those they cited. Just in case you missed it, here’s what they wrote. “There’s a… Continue Reading The crazy thing is that here, crazy seems to work

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