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The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is a binational United States and Canadian organization charged with the missions of aerospace warning and aerospace control for North America. Aerospace warning includes the monitoring of manmade objects in space, and the detection, validation and warning of attack against North America whether by aircraft, missiles or space vehicles, utilizing mutual support arrangements with other commands. Aerospace control includes ensuring air sovereignty and air defense of the airspace of Canada and the United States.

To accomplish these critically important missions, NORAD continually adjusts its structure to meet the demands of a changing world. The commander is appointed by, and is responsible to, both the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Canada.
tabCanadian Forces Detachment 
Canadian Forces DetachmentCanadian Forces (CF) Detachment Elmendorf was established in support of CF personnel employed at Elmendorf Air Force Base under the NORAD binational co-manning agreement. This agreement was a result of the 1982 Air Defense Master Plan (ADMP) and the subsequent 1985 North American Air Defense Modernization (NAADM) Program which called upon CF and USAF personnel to jointly man and operate the Alaskan NORAD Region (ANR) area Operations Control Center (ROCC) which became operational June 14, 1983. Since then, CF personnel were added to be employed with the 962nd Airborne Air Control Squadron and 611th Air Support Squadron in support of the ANR mission.
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