Providing freedom from terror: MQ-9s help reclaim Sirte

Staff Sgt. Kevin, a 432nd Wing sensor operator, flies a mission June 13, 2017, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Kevin and other MQ-9 aircrew members assisted the Government of National Accord and other coalition partners to remove Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters from Sirte, Libya. In December when Sirte was declared liberated, Reaper aircrews had shot over 60 percent of the 495 U.S. conducted airstrikes of Operation Odyssey Lightning, 70 percent of those were ‘danger close’ employments, a term used to describe a minimum distance of risk from a munitions explosion to friendly forces.

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Christian Clausen
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