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Military exercise to test flight ops.

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

Called Falcon Virgo, the exercise is intended to test NORAD's intercept and identification operations and a visual warning system.The exercise will place Friday just after midnight until 2 a.m. and again from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m.

It is made up of a series of training flights. Air Force F-16 fighters, Civil Air Patrol aircraft and Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopters will take part.

-- Associated Press

By Michael Bolden  |  April 14, 2010; 5:40 PM ET
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Does that mean we can expect another military stand down and "terrorist" attack on the home land like 911? Oh, I forgot, Cheney isn't in charge.

Posted by: Archie1954 | April 16, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

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