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Nov. 25, 2019

MQ-9 Reaper, aircrew: Protectors from Nevada

The MQ-9 Reaper and its aircrew pose for photos underneath a Nevada sunset.

Nov. 22, 2019

MQ-9 Reaper makes debut flyby at Aviation Nation

The 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing made history by performing their first Aviation Nation MQ-9 Reaper flybys, and munitions load demonstrations, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Nov. 16-17.

Sept. 10, 2019

Weapons Load Competition boosts pride, precision

432nd Maintenance Group weapons Airmen are trained to load and prepare one of the most demanded Air Force assets with weaponry to ensure the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing maintain dominan and persistent attack.

Aug. 19, 2019

Eye in the sky: Prepping the MQ-9 Reaper

Maintainers from the 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare an MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, July 23, 2019.

Aug. 8, 2019

Tiger Airmen celebrate Maintenance Support Section Grand Opening

432nd Maintenance Group Airmen celebrated the opening of a revitalized Tiger Aircraft Maintenance Unit support section, July 29, 2019.

May 13, 2019

MQ-9 Reaper joins Legends in Flight at Joint Base Andrews

Joint Base Andrews, Md. — Representing the past, present and future of United States Air Force air power, the MQ-9 Reaper was featured at the Joint Base Andrews 2019 Air and Space Expo, May 10-12, 2019.

March 28, 2019

Holloman hosts air-to-ground integration exercise

Holloman hosted combat rescue officers from the 351st Special Warfare Training Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, March 12-14, 2019.

Feb. 1, 2019

732nd OSS activates, sets RPA group up for success

The 732nd Operations Support Squadron activated during an assumption of command ceremony at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 23, 2019. The new unit, dubbed the “Archers,” will provide the support required for the MQ-9 Reaper attack squadrons within the 732nd Operations Group to seamlessly execute their persistent attack and reconnaissance missions.

March 2, 2018

Sun setting the MQ-1 Predator: Combat RPAs bring the future faster

As the official retirement of the MQ-1 Predator approaches, many people reflect on the new and innovative capabilities it provided on the battlefield over its tenure. Its shift from an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to a multi-role platform, further shaped the outlook of senior leaders and combatant commanders alike. The MQ-1 revolutionized the Air Force’s use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft in dynamic situations, inevitably paving the way for an all MQ-9 Reaper force.

Dec. 21, 2017

432nd Wing: Any time, any place, any condition

The Airmen assigned to the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron pride themselves on staying mission ready and recently hosted their first weapons load competition dressed in full chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives gear in more than three years December 8, 2017, at Creech. Like most Air Force maintenance units that use weapons load competitions to boost unit morale and highlight the team’s capabilities, Creech has held these competitions for its remotely piloted aircraft load crews since 2009. The event is composed of assessments such as a written test, tool kit evaluation, and a weapons load where safety procedures and time are closely monitored.