NORAD to Conduct Exercise Over D.C. Area

Day of Tests Begins Early Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct a one-day exercise in the Washington area.

The exercise, called Falcon Virgo 09-10, will be conducted beginning early Wednesday.

Falcon Virgo 09-10 will include training flights conducted in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Capital Region Command Center, the Joint Air Defense Operations Center, the Continental U.S. NORAD Region, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Coast Guard and others.

Civil Air Patrol aircraft and Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopters will also take part in the exercise.   

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