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NORAD

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[Flag of NORAD] image by Rob Raeside, 30 August 2013


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Based on www.informationdissemination.net/2009/05/real-mullen-quote-of-day.html, the flag is white with the NORAD emblem.
Eugene Ipavec, 9 May 2009

At http://media.dma.mil/2013/Jul/11/2000029330/600/400/0/110509-F-YX459-019.JPG is a display of flags, and between the US and Canada flags and the Army and Air Force general officer flags in this photo are the flags for NORAD, the joint US-Canadian command, and USNORTHCOM, one of nine US theater-level unified combatant commands. Both flags have fields of white, with a gold fringe, and have their respective emblems in the center.

NORAD emblem: http://www.1af.acc.af.mil/shared/media/ggallery/hires/AFG-061201-005.jpg. There is a crest above the emblem on the NORAD flag:
http://media.dma.mil/2013/Jun/11/2000024821/600/400/0/080310-F-ZZ000-001.JPG
http://media.dma.mil/2013/May/13/2000020586/600/400/0/070323-F-ZZ000-002.JPG
The crest has a blue and gold wreath, a light blue semi-circular nebuly cloud and 3 gold 5-pointed stars surrounding a gold maple leaf. The crest follows US military heraldic styling.
Dave Fowler, 30 August 2013


Military Command "A" Award

[Award Flag of NORAD] image by Randy Young, 21 April 2015

"Aerospace Defense Command (Air Defense Command before 1968) was a Cold War military organization established as one of the initial United States Air Forces major commands. Activated in 1946 by the United States Army Air Force, its mission was to organize and administer the integrated air defense system of the Continental United States (CONUS), exercise direct control of all active measures, and coordinate all passive means of air defense."
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerospace_Defense_Command

This U.S. Military Command granted the "A" Award (although I'm not very sure what is the rating system nor the regulations for the accolade). What I do know is that a flag was issued for the specific Unit that was given this award.

Image: picture taken at the "Wings over the Rockies" museum, inside the Colorado Air National Guard exhibit on August 11, 2014. Notice the "A" Award flag below the U.S. flag
Esteban Rivera, 8 October 2014