Best Mission Commander at Red Flag
Captain Brian Coyle, a 425 ETAC pilot currently in exchange in the Netherlands, recently distinguished himself as the ' Best Overall Mission Commander. in the second installment of Exercise Red Flag 2017. This two- week training takes place every year at the American base in Nellis, near Las Vegas, Nevada, and brought together thousands of soldiers from all trades. Red Flag is an opportunity for representatives of many allied coun- tries to train together in very realistic scenarios involving aviation in all sorts of missions. "The mission I had to prepare for was to find and neutralize Scud missiles in enemy terrain," Captain Coyle said in an interview with the Vortex. "It was a rather complex mission. The key is proper preparation and communication with the different specialists. Everyone did a great job and I could not have asked for a better team," adds Captain Coyle. The commander of 3 Wing and CFB Bagotville, Colonel Darcy Molstad, also personally congratulated Captain Coyle. "Congratulations on winning the title of the ' Best Overall Mission Commander' at Red Flag. It's a fantastic accomplishment and recognition of your dedication, professionalism and talent, "Colonel Molstad wrote in an e- mail to the winner. Captain Coyle is now back in the Netherlands where he is posted until 2018.