DoD News Daily
DoD News Daily
From around the U.S. Department of Defense, this is the DoD News Daily brief. Updated six days a week. Saturdays feature a weekly recap.
Red Flag-Nellis 22-1 Press Conference
U.S. Air Force Col. Jared Hutchinson, commander of the 414th Combat Training Squadron, U.S. Air Force Col. Craig Andrle, commander of the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Royal Air Force Wing Commander John Cockroft, the Officer Commanding of 1 (Fighter) Squadron, RAF Lossiemouth, United Kingdom and Royal Australian Air Force Wing Commander Damien Fairhurst, commander of the RAAF task unit here participating in Red Flag-Nellis 22-1 speak at a press conference during at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 31, 2022. The press conference was held to provide public knowledge about the mission of Red Flag-Nellis 22-1. (U.S. Air Force video by Airman 1st Class Zachary Rufus)
Apr 7
65th Aggressor F-35A and F-15E inflight formation
Aerial documentation of two F-35A Lightning IIs and two F-15E Strike Eagles flying after a training mission to initiate the reactivation ceremony of the 65th Aggressor Squadron over Las Vegas, June 9, 2022. (U.S. Air Force video by Tech. Sgt. Alexandre Montes)
Apr 7
Nellis Chiefs develop Dislocation Allowance for Airmen
CMSgt Alex Morgan and CMSgt Raul Villarreal Jr. developed dislocation allowance (DLA) for Airmen that turned into a DoD wide mandate for all services. The DLA will help all servicemembers leaving base housing offset some of the cost that are associated with moving into the civilian housing market.
Apr 7
B-ROLL: Progress Report on New U.S. Military Base in Poland
SUGGESTED STUDIO LEAD-IN/VO: Construction is nearing completion at the Navy’s newest installation in northern Poland. The Naval Support Facility in Redzikowo (pronounced Red-jick-KoVo) will be home to the Aegis Ashore Ballistic Missile Defense System(AABMDS), which will fall under NATO when completed. The base is expected to be fully operational sometime in late 2020. The Aegis Ashore site in Poland will expand a defensive capability that protects NATO European territories, populations and forces against ballistic missiles launched from outside the Euro-Atlantic region. (Video by U.S. Navy Lt. Amy Forsythe, Public Affairs Officer, Naval Support Facility Redzikowo) B-Roll shots: construction workers walking to and from sites, equipment vehicles being used, paving cement, static shots of structures Soundbites/Quotes: U.S. Navy Capt. Jon Grant, Commander, Naval Support Facility Redzikowo, Poland July 9, 2019 “What we’re looking at is the radar deck house in the background and further down range in our facilities are where the launchers are. The vertical launchers are eight cell, there eight cell, launchers that provide the SM-3 intercepts for the Ballistic Missile Defense.” “The construction here is ongoing and probably will be completed sometime in 2020.” “There are teams from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Naval Facility Engineering and also Missile Defense Agency that are working hard to get the base completed. It’s going through a very meticulous process. It’s very complicated, they are doing their due diligence to do it right and make sure it’s read to go in 2020.” “The Sailors are really enjoying Poland. Right now, they’re living in town in apartments until we can move onto the base. Once we have power and water on the base, we’ll be able to accommodate them there in a multipurpose facility that has a lot of different activities. It will have an MWR and will have a movie theater, a game room. As well as a fitness center, galley and a medical department attached to the multipurpose facility, which they will live in.”
 “Now, they’re enjoying living in Slupsk and in a community called Ustka, which is near the coast. It’s summertime in Poland and it’s very, very popular place to go and everybody I think is enjoying the hospitality here in Poland.” “They’re able to travel not only in Poland, but throughout Europe. So it’s a learning opportunity for them to share and experience different cultures that they can see first-hand. I encourage that when they’re not on duty, studying for their next ratings exam or advancement test, then they should be enjoying the Polish countryside. So, we encourage that when they come to Poland.” “So, our motto here is “One team, One fight.” So, we all work very well together. What I think I’ll miss the most is the comradery between the difference agencies. We all work together pretty harmoniously and we’re working on a very important project, not only to the United States, but for Europe as well. So, we want to make sure we get it right and everybody is on the same sheet of music. We’re very proud of that I think that as the different inter-agencies work together, we’ve become stronger, stronger as a nation.”
Apr 7
65th Aggressor Squadron Re-activation
The 65th Aggressor Squadron reactivated on June 9, 2022, with a directed mission to know, teach and replicate fifth-generation air adversaries at Nellis Air Force Base. In 2019, the then-Air Combat Command commander and Secretary of the Air Force approved the activation to improve training for fifth-generation fighter tactics development, advanced large force training and operational test support. The decision underwent compliance with the National Environmental and Policy Act and other regulatory and planning processes.
Apr 7
57th MXG Annual Load Crew Competition
Airmen assigned to the 57th Maintenance Group participate in the 2021 Load Crew of the Year competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 13, 2022. In order to find the best of the best in weapons loading, Airmen from eight different aircraft participated in this annual competition. (U.S. Air Force video by Amn Trevor Bell)
Apr 7
Bamboo Eagle
B-roll of airmen from the 40th Airlift Squadron from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, executed a supply run during exercise Bamboo Eagle 24-1 from Nellis Air Force Base Jan. 31, 2024. Bamboo Eagle ensures Airmen are ready to meet the requirements of the National Defense Strategy. Training in a combat-representative environment helps our warfighters develop the right operational concepts, capabilities and plans to bolster deterrence and maintain our competitive advantage against any potential adversary. While this exercise is based in a multi-domain maritime environment, Airmen train against all trans-regional threats so they can fly, fight and win in any combat scenario.
Feb 7
Red Flag 21-3 Night Take Offs
U.S. Air Force and joint partners take off from Nellis Air Force Base during Red Flag 21-3 at night.
Apr 2, 2023
GLOVER fights in Red Flag-Nellis 22-3 (360 Video)
Col. Cameron "Glover" Dadgar, Nevada Test and Training Range commander, participates in a Red Flag-Nellis 22-3 mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, July 12, 2022. During Red Flag-Nellis 22-3 the aggressor nation refines threat replication, applies advanced threat and jamming capabilities, and increases threat capabilities to maximize training in non-permissive environments. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Zachary Rufus)
Jul 21, 2022
Aviation Nation Promo Video
Promotional Video for Aviation Nation on 5 and 6 November.
Jul 12, 2022
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