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Press Release | Aug. 27, 2013

NORAD Major General André Viens and Russian General Major Dmitry Gomenkov to hold Exercise VIGILANT EAGLE Press Conference

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Canadian Major General André Viens, NORAD Director of Operations and Russian General Major Dmitry Viktorovich Gomenkov, Commander, Aerospace Defense Brigade, will be available to discuss Exercise VIGILANT EAGLE 13 during a Press Conference held at Peterson Air Force Base on August 29, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

Exercise VIGILANT EAGLE is an annual joint exercise between Russian, Canadian, and U.S. militaries, designed to improve cooperation and response to a hijacking scenario involving commercial aircraft. This year’s exercise involved military personnel and aircraft operating in Russia and the United States.

When:           Thursday, August 29, at 10:00 a.m. (MDT)

What:             Press Conference 

Where:          HQ NORAD, 250 Vandenberg, Peterson AFB, Colorado

Contact information:

 Media are asked to confirm their attendance.  Please contact Captain Jennifer Stadnyk, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs, by phone, at (719) 554-6889 no later than 1:00 p.m. on August 28, 2013 in order to ensure appropriate access to the base.

Media attending the Press Conference are asked to be in place no later than 09:45 a.m.

Still imagery and video b-roll of exercise activities are available for download from the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) at  http://www.dvidshub.net/feature/VigilantEagle and Canadian Forces Combat Camera at http://www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca/site/gallery-eng.asp?value=VIGILANTEAGLE13 .