Aug. 30, 2018
Phantom of Takur Ghar: The Predator above Roberts Ridge
CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —
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.
Feb. 21, 2014
Retired CMSAF visits Vegas Airmen, learns high-tech mission
LAS VEGAS —
A legendary Air Force veteran visited the area Feb. 6-7 to visit with and recognize top Airmen, and offer words of wisdom along the way.Retired Chief Master Sgt. Robert Gaylor, who served as the fifth Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force from 1977-1979, visited Las Vegas primarily to serve as the guest speaker for the 432nd Wing and 57th Wing's