Aerospace Control Alert CrossTell Exercise
Continental US NORAD Region-1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern)
May 24, 2017 | 1:58
Aircrews and associated support personnel from across the military air-defense enterprise particpated in a three-day Aerospace Control Alert CrossTell live-fly training exercise.

Representatives from Air National Guard fighter wings, Civil Air Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard rotary-wing air intercept units will conduct daily live-fly sorties from May 23 through May 25 to hone their skills with tactical-level air-intercept procedures.

During the exercise, Air National Guard F-16 fighter aircraft and U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 helicopters conduct intercept operations of the Civil Air Patrol aircraft. USCG MH-65 are largely tasked with intercepting aircraft with similar characteristics to the ones flown by Civil Air Patrol.