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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 980-12
December 14, 2012

CONR to Conduct Air Defense Exercise in National Capital Region

            The Continental United States North American Aerospace Defense Command Region (CONR) will conduct Falcon Virgo exercise flight operations Saturday, Dec. 15 in the National Capital Region (NCR), Washington, D.C. 

            This series of training flights are held in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration, the NCR Coordination Center, the Joint Air Defense Operations Center (JADOC), the Potomac Consolidated Terminal Radar Approach Control Facility, Civil Air Patrol, and CONR’s Eastern Air Defense Sector. 

            Flights in the NCR are scheduled to take place between 7:20 a.m. and 8:10 a.m. EST. 

            These training flights are designed to hone NORAD’s intercept and identification operations as well as operationally test the NCR Visual Warning System. Several U.S. Air Force aircraft will participate in these flights. 

            In the event of inclement weather, the exercise will take place the following morning. If bad weather continues, officials will then make a decision to postpone or cancel the mission.  

            For more information on Falcon Virgo exercises, please contact CONR Public Affairs at 850-283-8080, or the NORAD Public Affairs Office at 719-554-6889.