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Oct. 12, 2021

Looking Back on ACE

May 17, 2021

For the Warfighter: Operational Test advances at NE21

As Northern Edge 21 concludes, the 53rd Wing is returning home having achieved major test objectives for multiple weapons systems May 3-14, 2021. In addition to F-15EX deep end testing and B-52 long-range kill chain milestones for hypersonic weapons, the 53d Wing’s F-35s, MQ-9s, F-15Cs and F-15Es, all progressed their software, hardware, and tactics while at Northern Edge.

March 30, 2021

Acting SECAF visits 432nd WG for RPA Enterprise immersion

Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth is escorted across Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, during a visit March 25, 2021.

March 4, 2021

25th Attack Group breaks ground on a permanent home

The 25th Attack Group held groundbreaking ceremonies for two sites on base, March 1.

March 3, 2021

USAFWC vice commander visits Creech AFB

Brig. Gen. George Reynolds, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center vice commander, visits Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, Feb. 26, 2021. The Warfare Center, a critical component to the testing, training and development of advanced Remotely Piloted Aircraft operators and tactics, is headquartered at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

Dec. 1, 2020

20th ATKS honored at General Atomics RPA Squadron of the Year Banquet

Members of the 20th Attack Squadron receive the General Atomics Remotely Piloted Aircraft Squadron of the Year trophy in Warrensburg, Missouri, Nov. 20, 2020. 20th ATKS leadership gathered with guests from General Atomics for the presentation of the trophy. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class William Rio Rosado)

Sept. 29, 2020

Pipeline MQ-9 Pilots step into leadership

As the demand for MQ-1 Predators and MQ-9 Reapers around the world steadily grew in 2009, a new career field of aviators emerged to pilot them.

Sept. 10, 2020

ABMS Onramp 2 sees second MQ-9 AIM-9X shot and other CMD tactics development

From employing an AIM-9X from an MQ-9 to improving AGR-20 cruise missile defense tactics from the F-16, units across the 53d Wing played a critical role in the Advanced Battle Management System Onramp #2 from August 31 to September 3, 2020.     A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper assigned to the 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron successfully employed a live air-to-air AIM-9X Block 2 missile against a target BQM-167 drone simulating a cruise missile. The crew received off-board cueing information, found and tracked the target, then maneuvered to validly employ the AIM-9X against the surrogate cruise missile.

June 24, 2020

Armed against COVID: 432nd AMXS modify load competition to test, prepare Airmen

Airmen from the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron compete in a Load Crew of the Quarter competition, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, June 18, 2020. The 432nd AMXS wore protective gear and split the competition into shifts as a precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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.