NORAD To Conduct Exercise Over Washington Region

WASHINGTON (AP) — NORAD is planning an exercise in the Washington region

The North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct a series of training flights on Thursday from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Exercise Falcon Virgo is designed to hone NORAD’s intercept and identification operations and test the region’s visual warning system.

Civil Air Patrol aircraft, Air Force F-16s and a U.S. Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter will participate in the exercise.

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