North American Aerospace Defense Command

President Barack Obama and Kate Capshaw applaud as Steven Spielberg makes his speech during the Shoah Foundation's Ambassadors for Humanity gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on May 7, 2014 in Century City, Calif. (credit: Genaro Molina-Pool/Getty Images)

Fighter Jets Intercept 2 Aircraft That Flew Into Restricted Zone During Obama’s LA Visit

Fighter jets intercepted two aircraft that wandered into the restricted zone during President Obama’s Los Angeles visit.


File photo of an F-16 jet. (credit: Michael Williams/Getty Images)

Plane Intercepted In Restricted Airspace Around DC

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.


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Michelle Obama Helps Kids Track Santa By Phone

A handful of kids calling to pinpoint Santa’s progress on his Christmas Eve journey may have been surprised to hear Michelle Obama’s voice on the other end of the line.


Santa Claus prepares his Reindeer. (Credit: OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

NORAD’s Santa Tracker Draws Criticism Over Fighter Jet Escort

Some child advocates are upset that the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is providing Santa Claus with a fighter jet escort around the globe in this year’s tracking program.


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Russian, NORAD Forces Unite For Exercise

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.


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NORAD Conducting Training Exercise In D.C. Area

The North American Aerospace Defense Command is conducting a training exercise over the Washington area.