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May 15, 2020

Reaper Airman fulfills dream of earning Ranger tab

The sounds of frogs, birds and cicadas rang loudly in his ears as the hot sun crawled across the sky. He hoped nightfall would provide a reprieve, but it only gave way to equally muggy and noisy nights. 

April 27, 2020

Remotely piloted aircraft crews maintain mission readiness during COVID-19

COVID-19 cannot stop the dedicated Airmen who fly remotely piloted aircraft in support of global operations. COVID-19 has now increased health awareness for everyone, and RPA pilots are no exception.

March 4, 2020

Reaper Smoke: MQ-9 community advances, builds relationships

“What does it mean to be ‘us’?” This was the question asked by 25th Attack Group commander, Col. Travis Norton, to a room full of MQ-9 Reaper operators and Special Tactics tactical air control party operators during Reaper Smoke, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Feb. 21, 2020.

Feb. 11, 2020

Dormant, not deactivated: 42nd ATKS end of operations

The 42nd Attack Squadron ended its combat operations and flew its final sortie down-range out of Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 31, 2020.

Oct. 16, 2019

Separated, not detached: 20th ATKS Airmen critical to Hunter mission

The 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing is based out of Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, however, its Airmen and their contributions to the MQ-9 Reaper mission are not bound to one installation. There are some operational squadrons that organizationally fall under the 432nd WG but aren’t physically located on the same base as the wing.

Sept. 30, 2019

Born out of combat necessity: RPA Airmen host Defense Innovation Board

Airmen with the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing highlighted the wing’s creative advancements to visitors from the Secretary of Defense’s Innovation Board, Defense Innovation Unit and Defense Digital Services at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, Sept. 12, 2019.

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.

July 23, 2019

Creech, Nellis take flight for NTTR training

Creech Air Force Base, the home of the Hunters and the MQ-9 Reaper, is displayed on a map in the 66th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, July 15, 2019. Before taking to the skies, aircrew will review maps and demonstrate flight paths to identify any areas that need special attention during flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior

July 11, 2019

Creech activates 432nd Mission Support Group

Col. Stephen Jones, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander, officiated the historic standup of the wing’s Mission Support Group during an installation command assumption ceremony, July 11, 2019. At the event, Nellis Air Force Base leadership deactivated the 799th Air Base Group, and Creech leadership activated the 432nd MSG in its place.

July 10, 2019

Airmen around Creech

Senior Airman Chase, 799th Security Forces Squadron security forces leader, inspects the undercarriage of a truck at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, July 1, 2019. Creech Security Forces Airmen support the Hunter mission in a variety of ways, including vehicle inspections at the main gate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Rosado)