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Graphic announcing NORAD air defense exercise Falcon Virgo with photo of Washington, D.C., National Guard F-16s on flight line.
210112-O-ZZ999-1001.JPG Photo By: Heather S. Marsh

Jan 12, 2021
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Falcon Virgo is a recurring exercise in support of Operation NOBLE EAGLE, which places emphasis on the surveillance and control of airspace over North America. The defense of North America is NORAD's top priority and NORAD remains on alert around the clock, every day. This exercise is a part of NORAD’s routine training program.


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