Coast Guard Rotary Wing Air Intercept mission training

Protecting our skies: Coast Guard unit recognized with prestigious award

The Coast Guard’s National Capitol Region Air Defense Facility, which is supported with both permanent crews and temporarily assigned aircrews from nearby Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, is the nations only helicopter alert facility in the country.


The CMD Command Center (CCC) is the fusion center of all operations inside Cheyenne Mountain. In this center, the Command Director (CD) and his/her crew serve as NORAD, USNORTHCOM, and USSTRATCOM’s direct representative for monitoring, processing, and interpreting missile, space, or air events which could threaten North America or have operational impacts on our forces or capabilities. Photo courtesy of USNORTHCOM.

The Coast Guard in Colorado?

More than one mile above sea level with a view of the beautiful Rocky Mountains live and work a group of Coast Guard men and women. As both a military service and law enforcement agency, the Coast Guard, with its broad authorities and unique operating capabilities, provide the USNORTHCOM commander greater flexibility to respond to threats against America.