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Guarding What You Value Most: North American Aerospace Defense Command Celebrating 50 Years

Title:
Guarding What You Value Most: North American Aerospace Defense Command Celebrating 50 Years
Format:
Hardcover
USA Price: 
$19.00
$9.50
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Stock:
In stock
GPO Stock Number:
008-070-00807-6
ISBN:
9780160804366
Description

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is a bi-national United States and Canadian organization charged with the missions of aerospace warning and aerospace control for North America. Aerospace warning includes the monitoring of man-made objects in space and the detection, validation, and warning of attack against North America whether by aircraft, missiles, or space vehicles, through mutual support arrangements with other commands. Aerospace control includes ensuring air sovereignty and air defense of the airspace of Canada and the United States.  Included in this anniversary edition of NORAD's history is a timeline from the 1950s to the 2000s representing milestones within these decades. 

This illustrated book includes past NORAD Commanders and deputy Commanders along with the crests and shields and showcases facts about each of the domains that comprise NORAD --- Air Domain, Missile Domain, Maritime Domain, and Space Domain.

Included in this commemorative edition is a brief history about the "NORAD TRACKS SANTA" Program that began on 24 December 1955 and now tracks Santa Claus every Christmas Eve. Read Government Book Talk blog posts  "Tracking 'Big Red One': NORAD’s Secret Santa Mission" and “Santa, We Got Your Six!” NORAD’s Santa Tracker Goes High-Tech".

Edited by Thomas F. Veale. Some text in French. On cover: 1958 2008.

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Audience

Teachers, students, aerospace and space travel enthusiasts, as well as those interested in NORAD, would enjoy this publication.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$9.50
International Price:
$13.30
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Air Force, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs
Author:
  • Veale, Thomas F.
Year/Pages:
2008: 65 p; ill.
Notes:
NB1326
Key Phrases:
  • Celebrating Fifty Years
  • North American Aerospace Defense Command
  • History of North American Aerospace Defense Command
  • National Defense
  • Air Force History
  • Aviation
  • Military History
Weight:
1.5625
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Cloth
Subject Bibliography:
059 131
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
04/14/2008
Last Status Update:
01/25/2017
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