A notice has been posted by the Bogota Office of Emergency Management about flyovers in preparation for the upcoming Super Bowl game on Sun. 2-Feb.
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region (CONR) fighters, along with its interagency partners, will be busy well before Super Bowl preparing to protect the skies around the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Just like Super Bowl teams, CONR and its interagency partners practice before the game.
Individuals in and around the East Rutherford area can expect flights to begin Jan. 29 around 4:30 a.m. EST and continue for approximately one hour.
Exercise Amalgam Virgo 14-01, a NORAD air-defense exercise, will be conducted in the greater East Rutherford area so interagency partners can practice procedures for responding to airspace violations.
The Amalgam Virgo exercise is a series of training flights in coordination with the FAA, FBI, Customs and Border Protection, Civil Air Patrol, the 601st Air and Space Operations Center, and the CONR’s Eastern Air Defense Sector. These agencies are part of America’s team for defense of the air space around the nation.
If inclement weather occurs, officials will make a decision to postpone or cancel the exercise.
“There are a lot of interagency partners involved in the air defense of this year’s Super Bowl,” said Lt. Gen. William Etter, CONR commander. “With multiple agencies involved, coordination between all air-defense partners is crucial. This exercise allows all of the interagency partners to come together before the game to hone their air defense skills and ensure communications are working properly.”
These exercises are carefully planned and closely controlled to ensure CONR’s rapid response capability. CONR has conducted exercise flights of this nature throughout the U.S. since the start of Operation Noble Eagle, the command’s ongoing response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
“On Super Bowl and every other day the men and women of the Continental U.S. NORAD Region are on watch making sure our skies are safe,” Etter said.
Since Sept. 11, 2001, CONR fighters have responded to more than 5,000 possible air threats in the United States and have flown more than 62,500 sorties with the support of Airborne Warning and Control System and air-to-air-refueling aircraft for Operation Noble Eagle.
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In Bogota Sports
The High School Bowling team lost to Harrison on Monday by a score of 0-5. Their next match is Thursday 30-Jan. against Leonia starting at 4:00p. This will take place at the parkway lanes in Elmwood Park, NJ
The Lady Bucs won their make-up game at Waldwick on Monday by a score of 42-31. Bogota took a three point lead into the half then out scored the Lady Warriors by 9 points in the final quarter for their second win of the season. Their record now stands at 2-9. The Lady Bucs were lead by Carina Isip scoring 18 points, 12 of those coming on three-point shots. Brittany Perpepaj added 9 points from outside the arc to finish with a total of 11. The Lady Bucs next host Palisade Park on Tuesday 28- Jan at Speary Gym with a tip-off at 4:00p.
The Boys Basketball team play away at Palisade Park on Tuesday 28- Jan with a 7:00p start.