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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. 

May 5, 2020

Can’t Stop Progress: Creech Clothing Sales Opens Amid COVID-19

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- Airmen at Creech Air Force Base officially have a new place to shop for their uniform needs. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Military Clothing Store opened May 4, 2020.

April 14, 2020

Feeding Hope: Team 432 hands out pizza during COVID-19

A first sergeant from Creech Air Force Base delivers pizza to hand out to Creech families during a drive-thru dinner give-away event in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 10, 2020. The event was executed in an effort to boost the morale of Airmen and families, who were asked to stay in their vehicles as first sergeants, and other volunteers, handed them

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.

Oct. 8, 2019

Mission Defense Team: Defending the RPA network

Mission Defense Teams are the result of the Cyber Squadron Initiative (CS-I), which is a plan to move communications squadrons away from Information Technology (IT) service and toward a mission set that involves the cyberspace side of their wing’s operational mission.

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

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.