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Sept. 14, 2017

Airmen helping Airmen: Suicide prevention

Charged with the safety of every American against all enemies, both foreign and domestic, military members are expected to perform in highly stressful environments. Airmen deal with everyday stressors that come with wearing the uniform, and issues that arise both on and off the battlefield.These challenges eventually become too much for some to bear. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, 22 Veterans commit suicide every day and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 40,000 people commit suicide every year in the U.S. alone.

Sept. 7, 2017

First MQ-9 model build: An Airman innovation

When Master Sgt. Eric took his senior NCO creed he promised to serve beyond the call of duty and take care of those following in his footsteps. He has kept his promise by innovating and making life easier for his Airmen across the MQ-9 enterprise.

Sept. 7, 2017

Military working dogs get booties

Summer temperatures above 100 degrees are not uncommon for Indian Springs, Nev. Winter temperatures are often well below freezing. These weather conditions are a frequent for Creech and can be dangerous for our Airmen, especially for our 4-legged ones, the military working dogs.

Sept. 1, 2017

MQ-9 squadron opens breastfeeding room

The 22nd Attack Squadron at Creech Air Force Base has finalized the details of its first mother’s room and ushered out the National Breastfeeding Month of August.The campaign for the mother’s room started in January and faced obstacles such as trying to find available space, getting renovation approval, and funding for the project before its recent opening.

Aug. 31, 2017

MQ-9 Reaper joins Thunder Over Dover 2017

Fifteen Airmen assigned to the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing celebrated 70 years of aviation while showcasing the remotely piloted aircraft MQ-9 Reaper model at the 2017 Thunder Over Dover air show Aug. 25-27, 2017, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. As part of Creech’s efforts to expand public knowledge on the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9, the Airmen, consisting of avionics and maintenance personnel, pilots, sensors, intelligence analyst and public affairs explained how RPA missions are executed 24/7/365 in support of combat operations overseas.

Aug. 25, 2017

Return of the legacy: 867th ATKS turns 100

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – The 867th Attack Squadron reflected on a remarkable heritage as it celebrated its 100th anniversary of its activation, Aug. 25, 2017, as the 92d Aero Squadron.

Aug. 21, 2017

Doolittle heritage to MQ-9 firepower: 89th ATKS turns 100

As the Air Force marks 70 years of providing dominant airpower, the 89th Attack Squadron celebrates its 100th anniversary of airpower to the U.S. on Aug. 19, 2017.

Aug. 16, 2017

A legacy of valor: 489th ATKS achieves centennial

The 489th Attack Squadron has played an important part of airpower and reached its centennial anniversary on Aug. 13, 2017, despite multiple duties and designations.

Aug. 3, 2017

Inspired by air show, boy becomes USAF pilot

Inspiration can be fleeting or it can be enduring. As seven-year-old boy, Richard felt this powerful drive during a family outing to an air show, he had no idea it would shape his future career helping him become a U.S. Air Force pilot. "Lethbridge was the first air show I went to when I was a kid,” said Maj. Richard, 432nd Wing MQ-1 Predator pilot. "We looked at all the airplanes and there wasn’t a single airplane that made more of an impression on me than the C-5 [Galaxy] did. I was just enthralled and I didn't quite know why, but even at that age I knew I wanted to be a part of it and fly it. It became my greatest dream."

Aug. 1, 2017

Providing freedom from terror: RPAs help reclaim Sirte

In May 2015, Sirte, Libya, still recovering from the fallout of civil war, fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria forces. It took a year until the United Nations backed government of Libya, the Government of National Accord, launched an offensive to retake the city. On August 1, 2016, the Pentagon announced Operation Odyssey Lightning in which United States military forces would join the GNA against ISIS. While U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jets and AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters struck ISIS territory in the limelight, remotely piloted aircraft aircrews provided dominant persistent attack and reconnaissance from imperceptible altitudes over Libya quietly from their cockpits in the U.S. In fact, the crews were overhead Sirte gathering information before the operation even began.