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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)

July 3, 2019

JCOC 91 get first-ever RPA immersion

The Joint Civilian Orientation Conference 91 visited Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, as part of their U.S. Air Force orientation, June 26, 2019.

April 15, 2019

Fighting to fly: Creech Airman thrives after life-changing crash

Waking up in an unfamiliar place, having suffered numerous injuries, he couldn’t believe the scene set before him. He waited for the curtains to be drawn to reveal the hospital bed and medical equipment attached to him were all fake. He thought to himself “This is a crazy dream, what a crazy dream this is.”

March 20, 2019

Calling all Hunters: Commanders talk mission updates with RPA Airmen

Col. Julian Cheater, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jamie Newman, 432nd WG/432nd AEW command chief hosted a commander’s call, at Creech, Mar. 8, 2019. This all-call provided 432nd WG leadership with the ability to update Airmen at Creech, as well as the geographically separated units at Ellsworth, Shaw and Whiteman Air Force Bases.

March 11, 2019

MQ-1B, MQ-9 flight hours hit 4 million

The MQ-1B Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft reached a historic flight hour milestone March 1.

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.

Jan. 17, 2019

No place to hide: CSAF lauds combat RPA innovation

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited Creech and met with 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Airmen, Jan. 15, 2019. Throughout his visit, Goldfein toured the base, received an update of current MQ-9 Reaper operations, and met with Airmen who support the MQ-9 mission.