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Miles Kara
From: Sent: To: Miles Kara [] Tuesday, August 26, 2003 2:58 PM 'Edghill, Janet L, Ms, OSD-USDI'

Subject: RE: NEADS visit There is, so far, nothing antecedent that links to that entry. Miles Original Message From: Edghill, Janet L, Ms, OSD-USDI [] Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 2:34 PM To: 'Miles Kara' Subject: RE: NEADS visit Thanks for the e-mail address...! was going to try to guess, but there are always exceptions! I know the notes are on the CD, but there wasn't anything else to give you expediently. I thought there was a possibility that you somehow didn't get them. I did ask NORAD to continue checking but it just could be that there isn't anything and since I know you are currently viewing radar data, I thought these might be of some use. I don't understand where you're coming from with the 0843. I have seen this time in several transcripts from the day as a possible hijack. What have you seen that suggests otherwise? R/Janet Original Message From: Miles Kara [] Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 3:23 PM To: 'Edghill, Janet L, Ms, OSD-USDI' Cc: Subject: RE: NEADS visit bjenkins@9-11 commission, gov Our address are constructed like OSD, except we use first initial and last name. I'm copying her on this so you can pick the address off of the header. Miles p.s. I just looked at the Gott notes. They are also in a file on the CD. Please note the 0843 entry! Miles Original Message From: Edghill, Janet L, Ms, OSD-USDI [] Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 2:18 PM To: 'Miles Kara1 Subject: RE: NEADS visit Thanks, Miles...not to get off subject, but I have been trying to reach Bonnie Jenkins to arrange interviews. What would be a good e-mail address for her? Thanks, Janet Original Message


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From: Miles Kara [] Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 3:14 PM To: 'Edghill, Janet L, Ms, OSD-USDI1 Subject: RE: NEADS visit Roger that, North Dakota as I recall. The issue then becomes who manages them while at Langley-1st or 119th. For example, when the MCC at NEADS scrambles or orders his assets to battle stations, how is that event recorded, who has the records and how did the local operations folks at Langley fit in? We need to sort through all that and Langley seems the logical place to start and then proceed from there. Certainly the pilots are likely not there. We are open to any suggestions on how we might proceed more efficiently and effectively, understanding that Langley was one of the 7 designated NORAD AD sites, even though they might borrow manpower to execute the mission. Miles Original Message From: Edghill, Janet L, Ms, OSD-USDI [] Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 1:57 PM To: 'Miles Kara1; Edghill, Janet L, Ms, OSD-USDI Cc:;;;; Downs, Pat, Ms, OSD-USDI; Corson, Faith, CTR, OSD-USDI Subject: RE: NEADS visit

Miles-could you recheck one part of the request? The aircraft that launched from Langley AFB on 11 Sep 01 were F-16s from Del 1, 119th Fighter Wing. They were not F-15s from the 1st Fighter Wing. Is it possible you want to visit Det 1,119 FW, rather than the 1 st Fighter Wing? Thanks. R/Janet —Original Message From: Miles Kara [] Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 10:33 AM To: 'Edghill, Janet L, Ms, OSD-USDI1 Cc:;;; Subject: NEADS visit Janet, per our phone conversation here is a summary for planning purposes. Week of 22 Sep is tentatively an FAA week. Week of 29 Sep is preferred NEADS week, but we might be able to do week of 15 Sep. Period 1-15 Oct is projected for non-travel. That projects CONR and NORAD for last two weeks in October or early Nov, CONR first. As we discussed, we have other Commission staff interested in going to NORTHCOM on other issues. Back to NEADS, we need to pin down who is still there or locally available, who occupied the positions stated in the request. Present location of folks not currently there will be required. Our scope is the morning/day of 9/11. We need to separately interview persons involved on that day; understand how they were configured and


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interacted; learn how data was received, displayed, and interpreted, to include capabilities of display systems; and establish who participants were able to talk to (both internally and externally) and how that was accomplished. External communicants of interest are FAA at all responsive locations, CONR and NORAD, and relevant nodes at Otis, Langley or other fighter bases contacted that day. We also need to understand how Exercise Vigilant Guardian was configured and managed. Scope established above is a start point. We will follow additional leads, trails or avenues as they become apparent. Thanks for your coordination effort. Miles