Media Advisory: Canadian Major General Andre Viens and Russian General Major Dmitry Gomenkov to Hold Exercise Vigilant Eagler Teleconference
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, COLORADO, Aug 28, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) --
Canadian Major General Andre Viens, NORAD Director of Operations and Russian General Major Dmitry Gomenkov, Commander, Aerospace Defense Brigade, will be available to discuss Exercise Vigilant Eagler 13 during a teleconference on August 29, 2013 at 12:45 p.m. (EDT)
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 12:45 p.m. (EDT)
Dial-in: 1-877-974-0446 or 1-416-644-3417
Notes to editor / news director:
Still imagery and video b-roll of exercise activities are available for download from the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) and Canadian Forces Combat Camera websites.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Please confirm your attendance by contacting Captain Jennifer Stadnyk NORAD Public Affairs 1-719-554-6889
SOURCE: Department of National Defence
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