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Pennsylvania Air Guard Joins Operation Noble Defender
November 15, 2022
Under the direction of the North American Aerospace Defense Command , F-15s assigned to the Massachusetts Air National Guard, CF-18s assigned to the Royal Canadian Air Force, and a KC-135 assigned to the Maine Air National Guard fly in formation behind a KC-135 assigned to the Pennsylvania Air National Guard during air defense Operation Noble Defender Oct. 27, 2022.  The exercise validates the command’s capability to defend Canada and the United States.

176th Wing Airmen join Noble Defender rescue exercise
January 25, 2021
A U.S Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, conducts aerial refueling from a U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II assigned to the 211th Rescue Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, over Alaska, Jan. 21, 2021, during Operation Noble Defender. Operation Noble Defender is a North American Air Defense Command air-defense operation that allows dynamic training for operational readiness in an Arctic environment.