Video Surfaces Of Disturbed Playing At U.S. Air Force Bases
Disturbed visited Creech Air Force Base, Nevada to meet the airmen behind the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) mission and perform the base's first-ever concert last October 23rd. Each band member also had the opportunity to fly training missions with the 432nd Operations Support Squadron's MQ-9 Reaper flight simulator, both as sensor operators and pilots.
The members of Disturbed also met with airmen for lunch and a meet-and-greet event where airmen took photos with the band and brought in personal items for signing. The event ended with a concert by the band in a maintenance hangar with approximately 700 airmen, veterans, family and members of team Creech in attendance.
Singer David Draiman told us that Disturbed is always ready to play for U.S. troops: "We've always made it a blanket policy with us that any opportunities that come up involved with anything USO-oriented, or anything for the troops, that we definitely want to put our hat in the ring first and foremost. So we're always all about that."
Senior Airman Tanner Lease, a 12th Air Force Persistent Attack and Reconnaissance Center weather forecaster, said, "It was amazing . . . It feels great that a big band like Disturbed took notice of what we do here at Creech and they think it's important to show support."
The next day, the band visited nearby Nellis Air Force Base, participating in a military working dog demonstration and getting an up-close look at military aircraft on base. After visiting various units, Disturbed performed a second show for airmen and their families.