10/26/2014: The North American Aerospace Defence Command is in Happy Valley-Goose Bay for the next couple of weeks.
550 participants from the Canadian Armed Forces, the United States Air Force, and the United States Air National Guard…all taking part. Royal Canadian Air Force Cpl. Charles Milot, 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron engine technician, marshals a CF-18 Hornet during Vigilant Shield 15 at 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, Oct. 23, 2014.
Vigilant Shield field training exercise is a bi-national NORAD Command exercise which provides realistic training and practice for American and Canadian forces in support of respective national strategy for North America’s defense.
NORAD ensures U.S. and Canadian air sovereignty through a network through a network of alert fighters, tankers, airborne early warning aircraft, and ground-based air defense assets cued by interagency and defense surveillance radars.
Credit:6th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs:10/23/14
- In the second photo, a KC-135 Stratotanker is parked on the runway after receiving fuel during exercise Vigilant Shield 15 at 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Oct. 23, 2014.
- In the third through sixth, various photos of CF-18s taking part in the exercise can be seen.
- In the final photo, a KC-135 Stratotanker takes flight during exercise Vigilant Shield 15 at 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Oct. 23, 2014