[NEWS] NORAD

I received a notice today from NORAD.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2005
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. The Visual Warning System being fielded by North American Aerospace Command (NORAD), in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, will become operational Saturday, May 21, 2005. This new security measure is designed to enhance air safety and security in the National Capital Region. It is a communication tool to warn pilots who have entered the NCRs restricted airspace the Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) and cannot be contacted by radio. It is a ground-based system that uses safety-tested, low-level beams of alternating red and green lights to alert pilots they are flying without approval in restricted airspace. The lights are designed so that illumination is eye-safe and non-hazardous at all ranges. Only aircraft that are unauthorized, or unidentified, and unresponsive would be visually warned. The VWS is designed to prompt immediate action by the pilot to contact air traffic control and exit the restricted airspace.
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Please contact the NORAD-U.S. Northern Command Public Affairs duty officer at 1-719-330-5169 if you have any questions. For any FAA-related queries, please direct to the FAA Ops Center at 202-267-3333.
Hard News Jerry
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wrote:

Ya and Jerry has a red phone next to his dumpster that's direct to Cheyenne Mountain. Ring, Ring, Irvine here. Jerry, the Joint Chiefs of Staff need more of your rocket motors. This is top secret so ship them to Vandenberg in a plain brown box and mark them as model airplane parts. Your country is depending on you.
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