2014

 NATO DACCC conducts live COMAO training.

NATO DACCC conducts live COMAO training.

Sep 14, 2014
The NATO Deployable Air Command and Control Centre (DACCC) at Poggio Renatico, Italy, successfully executed a live training Composite Air Operation (COMAO), an exercise using a variety of Italian Air Force assets and capabilities, combined into a single mission.

 More than 400 Forward Air Controller Runs achieved during Exercise Ample Strike 2014.

More than 400 Forward Air Controller Runs achieved during Exercise Ample Strike 2014.

Sep 13, 2014
As exercise Ample Strike (#AMSE14) ended on 13 September 2014, NATO's Forward Air Controllers (FACs) conducted more than 400 so-called "control runs" using some 130 aircraft flights.

  Czech Republic welcomed to the NATO DACCC.

Czech Republic welcomed to the NATO DACCC.

Sep 12, 2014
With a flag raising ceremony the NATO Deployable Air Command and Control Centre (DACCC) at Poggio Renatico, Italy, officially welcomed the Czech Republic Air Force as an integrated member.

Small world – 10-year friendship refreshed during AMSE14.

Small world – 10-year friendship refreshed during AMSE14.

Sep 12, 2014
Participation in exercise Ample Strike 2104 is something special for the two Lithuanian air force pilots Marius Matulailis and Vytautas Požėla from the beginning.

Exercises Ample Strike 2014 – what’s in a name … and a badge.

Exercises Ample Strike 2014 – what’s in a name … and a badge.

Sep 10, 2014
There is a tradition of exercises aimed at honing skills of Forward Air Controllers (FACs) in coordinating and directing actions of combat aircraft in support of ground operations. These skills are an important NATO capability, and currency of FACs is needed for current and future Allied operations.

NATO’s Air Commander visits AMSE14 Distinguished Visitor Day at Namest.

NATO’s Air Commander visits AMSE14 Distinguished Visitor Day at Namest.

Sep 10, 2014
On Wednesday, 10 September, General Frank Gorenc, Commander of Allied Air Command at Ramstein, Germany, met with Lieutenant General Petr PAVEL, Chief of the General Staff of Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, and Brigadier Libor Stefanik, Czech Air Force Commander at Namest Air Base, Czech Republic, the venue of the international Forward Air Controller (FAC) exercise Ample Strike 2014 (#AMSE14).

Dutch F-16 arrive at Malbork, Poland.

Dutch F-16 arrive at Malbork, Poland.

Sep 5, 2014
On 5 September, the Royal Netherlands Air Force arrived in Malbork, Poland, to assume its role as augmenting nation for NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission. Four Dutch F-16 of the Netherlands Air Policing Task Force were received during an official welcome ceremony attended by Polish authorities and the Defense Attaché of the Netherlands Embassy at Warsaw.

NATO’s current Baltic Air Policing Handed Over.

NATO’s current Baltic Air Policing Handed Over.

Sep 1, 2014
On 1 September the Polish Air Force handed over the lead of NATO’s current Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission to the Portuguese Air Force. From now until the end of the year, six Portuguese F-16s will be on standby at Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania, to ensure the security and safety of the skies over the three Baltic States.

 

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