In 2007 Colonel Sylvain Bedard became the Deputy Commander of the Alaskan NORAD Region at Elmendorf Air Force Base. A joint organization of Canada and the United States, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) provides aerospace warning and control for North America. NORAD’s forces consist of the Canadian NORAD Region, Continental NORAD Region and the Alaskan NORAD Region. In his speech, The Arctic Race – A NORAD Mission?, Colonel Bedard explains how NORAD‘s role in protecting America continues to evolve.
- Presentation: The Arctic Race – A NORAD Mission? (PDF, 24MB)
- Video: CNN’s The Situation Room – Russian Bombers Buzz Alaska (WMV, 5MB)
- Video: Polar bear and climate change (WMV, 1MB)
RECORDED: Jan 25, 2008 at the Hilton Anchorage
AIRED ON KSKA: Feb 1, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.
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