NORAD command deployed a backup command post due to COVID-19

NORAD command deployed a backup command post due to COVID-19

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) decided to transfer part of the personnel to a reserve command post in case of infection in the main. This was announced by NORAD Brigadier General Pete Fesler.


According to the general, 130 troops from the NORAD main command post located at the Peterson air base in Colorado have been transferred to a reserve command post located in an underground bunker in Mount Cheyenne. The transferred personnel is completely isolated from the surface, such a measure was taken in case of an outbreak of coronavirus at the main command post. It is noted that in case of infection of the main point, all the powers to maintain the combat readiness of the early warning forces of the aerospace attack of the United States and Canada will pass to the reserve.

When we began to realize the distribution parameters of COVID-19, then we realized the need to take measures to ensure our military capabilities and protect them in the event of a worst-case scenario

- said Fesler, adding that the isolation of part of the military personnel took place in February.

The general explained that there are two shifts of 15 people directly at the alternate command post, who are not in contact with each other. They serve 12 hours each. After the shift, military personnel return to the premises on the territory of the Air Force Academy, isolated from other premises. Communicating with relatives only on the Internet, moving between a reserve CP and a place of residence only alone, movement in groups is strictly prohibited. Food is delivered once a week.
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  1. silberwolf88 6 May 2020 16: 33 New
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    and they didn’t try to test the change of command posts for the virus ... and extend the duty mode for the time necessary for testing and quarantine the next shift? ... or for so long they cannot keep servicemen without a family ... bars and communication with other infected people ... even during a special period
    1. Starover_Z 6 May 2020 17: 10 New
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      Well, ok, they’re doing it right. Strategic Command Post, combat duty.
      Quote: silberwolf88
      they can’t keep soldiers without a family for so long ... bars

      And the fact that they are military and obey orders does not mean anything? Especially on such duty. Glory to God is not a military situation or exacerbation. Then it would also “tear off” the roof from thoughts. And so on duty with the substitution, nothing will happen.
    2. Gray brother 6 May 2020 19: 05 New
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      Quote: silberwolf88
      but they didn’t try to test the change of command posts for a virus

      Have tried. They have about a hundred systems test there, who "lobbied" the military there, God knows him.

      RTP News
      This Sunday, Tanzanian President John Magufuli called into question the effectiveness of tests for coronavirus, as well as the use of imported test systems, reports Al Jazeera.

      According to Magufuli, by order of the security services, several samples taken from goats, sheep and papaya fruit were transferred for testing along with routine human tests, after which laboratory staff found a positive result in several “patients”, including goat and papaya. Therefore, the President of Tanzania noted that not all patients with a positive result were actually patients with coronavirus.
  2. sav
    sav 6 May 2020 16: 36 New
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    Well, at least for some reason it came in handy
  3. Jack O'Neill 6 May 2020 16: 36 New
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    According to the general, 130 members of the NORAD main command post located at the Peterson Air Base in Colorado have been transferred to the alternate command post. located in an underground bunker in Mount Cheyenne.

    Do they think we suspect nothing? After all, everyone knows that in Mount Cheyenne is the base SG (ST), in which units pass through the stargate every day. It seems like there is our squad there.
    But what if, COVID-19 is an alien virus, which was brought through the stargate from another planet? Pretty interesting version, right?
    1. rocket757 6 May 2020 16: 44 New
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      Cool movie! The version has the right to be ... if you give imagination to roam without measure!
      1. Jack O'Neill 6 May 2020 16: 49 New
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        Cool movie! The version has the right to be ... if you give imagination to roam without measure!

        Well, the film somehow didn’t enter, against the backdrop of the series.
        1. rocket757 6 May 2020 17: 46 New
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          The series, of course, is a long time event ... I love science fiction, but for a long time ... lasting, patience is not enough. Not a single one was watching.
          I liked “Space” or “Expansion”, but I didn’t even start watching the new season .... nothing ??? I will not get together.
      2. Smertnik 6 May 2020 18: 07 New
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        Quote: rocket757
        Cool movie! The version has the right to be ... if you give imagination to roam without measure!

        They know how to do it .. In Hollywood, they had already written some scripts for the first time and started filming how the United States saved the world from coronovirus and treacherous Chinese along with Russians ..
        Laugh ..
        1. rocket757 6 May 2020 18: 48 New
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          I haven’t heard about Hollywood, but the process is going on in Canada! There was a media report that they had already attended. To fantasize, they’ll be able to stir up a cool detective story.
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            1. rocket757 6 May 2020 19: 56 New
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              There’s no training, and they don’t sing our favorite song, they don’t know ... about hares who can rub grass on the shoulder, and there’s nothing else to do !!!
    2. Avior 6 May 2020 17: 29 New
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      Is Wuhan also the gate? smile
      There is a version that alien diseases are not dangerous for humans
      There are a huge number of viruses, bacteria and other microbes on the earth, but only those who could adapt can do harm to the person, and the first alien virus that is not able to do it
      1. rocket757 6 May 2020 17: 49 New
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        So the "gates" in the milien worlds! Somewhere, what’s wrong, and picked up!
        1. Avior 6 May 2020 17: 52 New
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          well, if so, then impose sanctions on them. Let them watch their viruses smile
          1. rocket757 6 May 2020 18: 01 New
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            Will not work.
            Even proving that they are to blame, it turns out that they are not to blame!
            If you ask, who burned Hiroshima and Nagasaki to a vigorous hair dryer ???
            They will answer, point to anyone, but not to the Yankees !!! And so much where they say!
  4. APASUS 6 May 2020 16: 53 New
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    It looks a bit strange, because the carriers of the virus are people, not walls or buildings. Will there be no change for months or do they live in families in grief?
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  5. Thrifty 6 May 2020 17: 23 New
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    And if an earthquake, is it better for them than a coronovirus? Want to "die heroes"? Help! !! negative
  6. knn54 6 May 2020 17: 47 New
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    Doomsday Bunker.
    It is a group of 15 isolated rooms located in the thickness of rock at a depth of over 600 meters from the surface of the mountain. The premises are made in the form of separate structural modules on an amortized suspension to damp vibrations from earthquakes or nuclear explosions and are connected by flexible transitions. The mountain is able to withstand a powerful nuclear strike, as well as protect the equipment located in the depths from the effects of an electromagnetic pulse.
    1. Peter Tverdokhlebov 7 May 2020 06: 08 New
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      This command post will not be able to withstand a nuclear strike, its main and emergency exits are on the surface, and if a ground nuclear explosion with a power of ~ 100 kilotons is produced at 150 ... 500 meters, the shock wave from it will penetrate inside and knock out all the seals and hermetic doors. In the event that 500 kilotons is not enough, we have Topol-M missiles with a 1,5 megaton warhead this will definitely be enough!
      1. ufpb 7 May 2020 09: 17 New
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        The outputs and entrances to the mountain are through. Bins in the side galleries. The shock wave went uphill, and on the other hand came out. There are no obstacles to its movement inside the mountain.
        1. Peter Tverdokhlebov 7 May 2020 15: 17 New
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          A 500 kiloton charge will evaporate this bunker and the entire Cheyenne mountain!
  7. Ham
    Ham 6 May 2020 17: 50 New
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    and when the "spare" dirtied what then?
  8. Tagan 6 May 2020 18: 08 New
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    Quote: Starover_Z
    Well, ok, they’re doing it right. Strategic Command Post, combat duty.
    Quote: silberwolf88
    they can’t keep soldiers without a family for so long ... bars

    And the fact that they are military and obey orders does not mean anything? Especially on such duty. Glory to God is not a military situation or exacerbation. Then it would also “tear off” the roof from thoughts. And so on duty with the substitution, nothing will happen.

    The main thing is not to expand. And then everything happens with exporters of democracy
  9. Tagan 6 May 2020 18: 13 New
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    Quote: APASUS
    It looks a bit strange, because the carriers of the virus are people, not walls or buildings. Will there be no change for months or do they live in families in grief?

    It is strange that they did not request the help of specialists from the Russian Chemical-Chemical-Chemical-Chemical-Defense Forces, as normal people)))
  10. Carib 6 May 2020 18: 16 New
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    Quote: Ham
    and when the "spare" dirtied what then?

    Well, men, they will be on duty in suits with double diapers. And women, as usual in films in bikinis and in a transparent spacesuit, serve them ... such as feed, mop, ventilate hallways and halls .... :)
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  12. Charik 7 May 2020 04: 53 New
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    you are stargazing 100%, the virus has been walking for 3 months, even on oceans it enters ships, but hasn’t climbed into the norad yet and then they come to their senses, something is muddied, it’s getting ready.