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Secretary of Defense makes first visit to Peterson AFB

Secretary of Defense greets Team Peterson

Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III is greeted by U.S. Air Force Col. James Smith, Peterson-Schriever Garrison commander, upon his arrival at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Feb. 24, 2021. Austin visited the NORAD and USNORTHCOM headquarters, and was briefed on the commands’ complementary missions of homeland defense for the United States and Canada, and Defense Support of Civil Authorities, which includes DoD’s COVID-19 response. (U.S. Space Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Wise)

Secretary of Defense greets Team Peterson

U.S. Air Force Gen. Glen D. VanHerck, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Major Paul McKenna, command senior enlisted leader of NORAD and USNORTHCOM, and U.S. Air Force Col. James Smith, Peterson-Schriever Garrison commander, greet Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III upon his arrival at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Feb. 24, 2021. Austin visited the NORAD and USNORTHCOM headquarters, and was briefed on the commands’ complementary missions of homeland defense for the United States and Canada, and Defense Support of Civil Authorities, which includes DoD’s COVID-19 response. (U.S. Space Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Wise)

Secretary of Defense greets Team Peterson

U.S. Air Force Gen. Glen D. VanHerck, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Major Paul McKenna, command senior enlisted leader of NORAD and USNORTHCOM, and U.S. Air Force Col. James Smith, Peterson-Schriever Garrison commander, greet Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III upon his arrival at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Feb. 24, 2021. Austin visited the NORAD and USNORTHCOM headquarters, and was briefed on the commands’ complementary missions of homeland defense for the United States and Canada, and Defense Support of Civil Authorities, which includes DoD’s COVID-19 response. (U.S. Space Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Alexus Wilcox)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III is greeted by U.S. Air Force Col. James Smith, Peterson-Schriever Garrison commander, upon his arrival at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Feb. 24, 2021. Austin visited the NORAD and USNORTHCOM headquarters, and was briefed on the commands’ complementary missions of homeland defense for the United States and Canada, and Defense Support of Civil Authorities, which includes DoD’s COVID-19 response. (U.S. Space Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Brooke Wise)

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