Department of National Defence



Department of National Defence

August 28, 2013 14:00 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Major General Andre Viens and Russian General Major Dmitry Gomenkov to Hold Exercise Vigilant Eagle Teleconference

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, COLORADO--(Marketwired - Aug. 28, 2013) - Canadian Major General André Viens, NORAD Director of Operations and Russian General Major Dmitry Gomenkov, Commander, Aerospace Defense Brigade, will be available to discuss Exercise Vigilant Eagle 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)
What: Teleconference
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.

Contact Information

  • Please confirm your attendance by contacting
    Captain Jennifer Stadnyk
    NORAD Public Affairs
    1-719-554-6889