Authorities say two F-16 fighter jets intercepted a small civilian plane in restricted airspace around the nation’s capital over the weekend and that the pilot reported he didn’t realize he had entered an area that was off limits.
For kids who can’t wait for Santa to arrive, the North American Aerospace Defense Command has a Christmas treat. Visions of sugar plums can be augmented by a check on the fat man’s progress around the globe on Christmas Eve.
The U.S. and Canadian military will entertain millions of kids again this Christmas Eve with second-by-second updates on Santa’s global whereabouts. But there’s something new this year: public criticism.
The exercises on Tuesday and Wednesday were the first since U.S.-Russian relations became strained because of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, Syria, human rights and other issues.
NORAD says a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter has intercepted a small plane that was out of communication in restricted airspace around Washington.
NORAD says a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter has intercepted a small plane operating in a flight restricted area around Washington.
NORAD says a Coast Guard helicopter has intercepted a small plane out of communication in a restricted zone around Washington.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command is conducting a training exercise over the Washington area.
While Obama golfed, Michelle Obama spent about 30 minutes talking with kids who were tracking the progress of Santa Claus throughout the world through a site set up by the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
Volunteers monitoring maps showing Santa Claus’ progress from a Colorado Air Force base are only about three hours into their goodwill mission but have already answered more than 7,000 phone calls from people asking about the jolly old elf.