NORAD commander visits North Bay
News Article / February 16, 2017
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Royal Canadian Air Force public affairs
On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, Colonel Henrik Smith, commander of 22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base North Bay welcomed General Lori J. Robinson, the commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), to the wing.
“It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to meet with Canadian and American members of 22 Wing and to observe the [Canadian Air Defence Sector] CADS mission in action,” said General Robinson. “It was truly apparent that CADS embraces the spirit of ‘One Team One Fight’, which is also a shining example of the success story that is NORAD.”
Upon her arrival, General Robinson was greeted by an honour guard followed by a VIP lunch with the command team and honorary colonels. She spent the day touring the grounds of the base while making a special visit to the Sergeant David L. Pitcher Building, home to the NORAD CADS operations.
“It was an incredible honour to welcome General Robinson to 22 Wing/CFB North Bay and to have the opportunity to showcase its people and the CADS mission,” said Colonel Smith. “Every member of the wing plays a critical role in ensuring the success of our no-fail NORAD mission and I was pleased that she was able to meet with many of them. It was evident that she believes we are all ‘One Team’ which is essential to the continued successful accomplishment of the NORAD 24/7 mission.”
The NORAD mission is to conduct aerospace warning, aerospace control and maritime warning in the defense of North America. 22 Wing is responsible for providing surveillance, identification, warning and control for the aerospace defence of Canada and North America;
Members of United States Air Force at 22 Wing are celebrating the 65th anniversary of the NORAD presence in North Bay;
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