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Nov. 8, 2018

Reaper draws crowds at Homestead, wraps up 2018 season

Airmen from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada and the 49th Wing at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico traveled to Homestead Air Reserve Base for the Wings Over Homestead Air and Space Show Nov. 3-4, 2018.

Oct. 24, 2018

Disturbed, USO get Creech ‘down with sickness’

The USO brought heavy-metal band Disturbed to Creech to meet the Airmen behind the Remotely Piloted Aircraft mission and perform the base’s first-ever concert Oct. 23, 2018. “The music is meant to empower,” said David Draiman, lead vocalist of Disturbed. “It’s meant to strengthen people; it’s meant to strip away fear and to give you the gumption you need to triumph over adversity.”

Oct. 22, 2018

CMSAF shares purpose, pride with Hunter Airmen

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visited Creech Air Force Base for an in-depth look at the Remotely Piloted Aircraft enterprise and the Airmen who ensure the nation’s security. This was Wright’s first trip to Creech, and he made time to meet with the Airmen who support the persistent, dominant attack and reconnaissance mission.

Oct. 4, 2018

25th Attack Group activated at Shaw

U.S. Air Force history was made at Shaw AFB when the 25th Attack Group was activated Oct. 2.

Sept. 19, 2018

MQ-9 Reaper featured in 2018 Air Force Marathon

The MQ-9 Reaper was this year’s featured aircraft for the 22nd annual Air Force Marathon Sept. 13-15, 2018 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. MQ-9 aircrew, maintainers and intelligence Airmen traveled to the marathon with the aircraft in order to share its persistent attack and reconnaissance capabilities and the role they play in today’s military operations.

Sept. 17, 2018

MQ-9 squadron earns AFA honors for innovation, lethality

The 89th Attack Squadron earned the Air Force Association’s 2018 Remotely Piloted Aircraft Trophy Sept. 17, 2018, at the Air, Space and Cyberspace conference held Sept. 17-19, at National Harbor.

Aug. 30, 2018

Phantom of Takur Ghar: The Predator above Roberts Ridge

A once quiet landscape turned battlefield, the clash of gunfire and shouts ripped through the Shahi-Kot Valley in the early hours of March 4, 2002. As part of an early war effort that targeted al Qaeda and Taliban forces in Afghanistan, the Battle of Roberts Ridge is still known as one of the deadliest engagements during Operation Anaconda. Above the Takur Ghar mountain top, an MQ-1 Predator aircrew became an unforeseen, close air support asset for a desperate joint special operations team in their time of need.

Aug. 21, 2018

From helos to chapels: The journey to helping others

While the dust settles for just a moment before the hot wind whisks it away once more in the desolate Nevada desert, the Chaplain is making his rounds. He’s chatting up Remotely Piloted Aircraft Airmen and checking up with how they’re doing, however, he’s no ordinary Chaplain. Today, Chaplain Matthew uses knowledge acquired over a 25-year military career serving in multiple specialties throughout different branches of service to counsel and assist combat Airmen.

July 11, 2018

Air Force awards first Remote device: Dominant persistent attack aircrew recognized

The Air Force’s first-ever remote “R” device was presented to aircrews of the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing July 11, 2018 at Creech. Col. Julian C. Cheater, 432nd WG/432nd AEW commander, ceremoniously presented the Meritorious Service Medals and Air Force Commendation Medals with the device.

June 27, 2018

Creech child care: Taking care of the Hunter family

In an effort to address child care needs for 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing families, Creech received its own Family Child Care coordinator. Understanding child care coordination and options available is an important priority. The base’s remote location and 24/7/365 mission demands flexibility on the home front, and up until now, the only option for families was working through the 99th Force Support Squadron’s FCC staff located one hour away at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.