The responsibilities for aerospace warning and aerospace control for North America are assigned to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) through the binational NORAD agreement. The Alaskan NORAD Region is one of three Canadian co-manned NORAD regions responsible for the execution of the aerospace warning and aerospace control missions. ANRconducts these missions 24/7, continuing an enduring relationship that epitomizes our commitment to the defense of the nation and our allies.
Canadian Detachment (Cdn. Det.) Elmendorf Alaska
Canadian Detachment Elmendorf supports the Alaskan NORAD Region mandate through the provision of operationally focused Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) professionals. Members posted to Cdn. Det. Elmendorf work within U.S. Air Force units at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The CAF members are generally assigned within the 611th Air Operations Center, 611th Air Communications Squadron, the 962nd Airborne Air Control Squadron and the 176th Air Defense Squadron. The detachment also includes two support personnel whose duties are related strictly to CAF matters. There are currently more than 40 Canadian members and their families stationed at JBER.