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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 9, 2020

Singapore Air Show kicks-off Hunters’ 2020 season

Airmen with the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing travelled to the Singapore Airshow 2020 at Changi Exhibition Center, Republic of Singapore, to display the MQ-9 Reaper for international crowds, Feb. 11 - 16, 2020

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.

Jan. 9, 2020

ACC leadership visit reflects past, forecasts future

Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, and Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Command Chief of ACC, visited Creech to speak with Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) leadership and Airmen about the future of their enterprise, Jan. 7, 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.

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.