NORAD - updates

Rappler's latest stories on NORAD


U.S. astronauts help track Santa's delivery route

Dec 25, 2019 - 9:44 AM

NORAD has been tracking Santa since 1955 when a girl accidentally dialed the misprinted phone number from a department store advertisement in the local newspaper, believing she was calling Santa

SANTA TRACKER. This photo released by the US Airforce, shows NORAD Tracks Santa Operation Center on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado on December 24, 2019. Photo by Alexandra M. Longfellow / US AIR FORCE / AFP

Washington airspace alert sparks White House lockdown

Nov 27, 2019 - 10:47 AM

The North American Aerospace Defense Command deploys a US Coast Guard helicopter to investigate what appeared to be an unidentified aircraft nearing tightly controlled Washington airspace but found nothing

PNP identifies 6 persons of interest in Batocabe murder | Evening wRap

Dec 26, 2018 - 8:10 PM

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On Christmas Eve, Trump questions child about belief in Santa

Dec 26, 2018 - 3:13 PM

'This further proves that he is the grinch,' says a critic of US President Donald Trump on Twitter

CHRISTMAS EVE. US President Donald Trump speaks on the telephone as he answers calls from people calling into the NORAD Santa tracker phone line in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on December 24, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

US jets intercept Russian bombers off Alaskan coast

May 13, 2018 - 9:26 AM

The long-range Tupelev Tu-95 bombers are 'intercepted and visually identified' Friday morning by a pair of F-22 Raptors as the Russian aircraft flies just north of Alaska's Aleutian islands

NORAD. The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating 60 years of 'Keeping North America Safe'. Screenshot from the Norad web site

Where's Santa? U.S.-Canadian military command tracking St Nick

Dec 25, 2017 - 7:36 AM

(UPDATED) As it has done every year since 1955, a Canadian and American defense agency is tracking the jolly old man's path around the globe in his reindeer-powered sleigh

SANTA TRACKER. The North American Aerospace Defense Command tracks the route of Santa Claus. Screenshot from

US military detects failed North Korean missile launch

Oct 16, 2016 - 5:03 AM

UPDATED US weapons analysts say successful Musudan testing could help the nuclear armed North develop an operational intercontinental ballistic missile ICBM capable of striking the US mainland by 2020

10 Christmas stories around the world you (also) probably missed

Dec 29, 2015 - 1:28 PM

Last minute preps for Christmas made me miss the news I read back on people stories that happened during the holidays and came up with this list

Fighter jets escort Cuba-bound Canadian jet back to Canada

Aug 28, 2014 - 11:56 AM

Authorities at Pearson International Airport arrested 2 females after flight diverted back to Toronto for disruptive behavior onboard

In this file photo, a Sunwing Boeing 737-800 aircraft approaches Shannon airport in Shannon, Ireland, 20 September 2011. Paul Nelhams/Wikimedia Commons

Santa cleared for entry to US

Dec 24, 2013 - 9:09 AM

No more than one reindeer in the group may be visibly affected by Rednose Syndrome says the US department of agriculture