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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
Thursday, August 29, at 10:00 a.m. (MDT)
NORAD, 250 Vandenberg, Peterson AFB, Colorado
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