Creech AFB 2014 Year in Review

An MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper taxi to the runway in preparation for take-off on Creech Air Force Base, Nev., June 13, 2014. The aircraft are flown under the 432nd Wing which trains pilots, sensor operators, and other remotely piloted aircraft crewmembers, and conducts combat surveillance and attack operations worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen/Released)

An MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper taxi to the runway in preparation for take-off on Creech Air Force Base, Nev., June 13, 2014. The aircraft are flown under the 432nd Wing which trains pilots, sensor operators, and other remotely piloted aircraft crewmembers, and conducts combat surveillance and attack operations worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen/Released)

Staff Sgt. Vanessa, 42nd Attack Squadron sensor operator, front, and Capt. Andrew, 18th Reconnaissance Squadron pilot, follow a vehicle with a remotely piloted aircraft in a flight training simulator May 28, 2014. The two-person crew was selected to fly the 65th air combat patrol, an initiative set by then Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Dec. 23, 2009 (Last names have been withheld for security purposes). (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey/Released)

Staff Sgt. Vanessa, 42nd Attack Squadron sensor operator, front, and Capt. Andrew, 18th Reconnaissance Squadron pilot, follow a vehicle with a remotely piloted aircraft in a flight training simulator May 28, 2014. The two-person crew was selected to fly the 65th air combat patrol, an initiative set by then Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Dec. 23, 2009 (Last names have been withheld for security purposes). (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey/Released)

Staff Sgt. Liza Rivera, 799th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, yells to first responders during a simulated active shooter exercise at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., March 25, 2014. The scenario between Creech and Nellis Air Force Bases tested the emergency response capabilities of installation personnel, first responders and critical notification infrastructure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo/Released)

Staff Sgt. Liza Rivera, 799th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, yells to first responders during a simulated active shooter exercise at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., March 25, 2014. The scenario between Creech and Nellis Air Force Bases tested the emergency response capabilities of installation personnel, first responders and critical notification infrastructure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo/Released)

Airmen from the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Tiger Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew inspect an AGM- 114 Hellfire missile loaded on an MQ-9 Reaper prior to launch at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., May 12, 2014. The 432nd Maintenance Group has continuously exceeded the RPA standard mission capable rate of 86 percent set by Air Combat Command through sound maintenance practices. Mission capable means the aircraft has no supply or maintenance issues preventing it from successfully completing a mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo/Released)

Airmen from the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Tiger Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew inspect an AGM- 114 Hellfire missile loaded on an MQ-9 Reaper prior to launch at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., May 12, 2014. The 432nd Maintenance Group has continuously exceeded the RPA standard mission capable rate of 86 percent set by Air Combat Command through sound maintenance practices. Mission capable means the aircraft has no supply or maintenance issues preventing it from successfully completing a mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo/Released)

Airman First Class Ryder Luzadder, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron communications technician, left, and Staff Sgt. Jose Feliciano, 432nd ACMS communications technician, look over technical orders for a ground control station May 28, 2014. The 432nd ACMS is the only squadron of its kind in the Air Force and is responsible for providing 24/7, 365-day maintenance support to the communication infrastructure that supports the wing's global remotely piloted aircraft operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey/Released)

Airman First Class Ryder Luzadder, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron communications technician, left, and Staff Sgt. Jose Feliciano, 432nd ACMS communications technician, look over technical orders for a ground control station May 28, 2014. The 432nd ACMS is the only squadron of its kind in the Air Force and is responsible for providing 24/7, 365-day maintenance support to the communication infrastructure that supports the wing's global remotely piloted aircraft operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey/Released)

A Ranger Assessment Course student runs through smoke to return fire to simulated insurgents Oct. 10, 2014, at Silver Flag Alpha range, Nevada. RAC is the first step for Airmen who want to go to U.S. Army Ranger School. About 80 percent of Airmen who graduate RAC and go to Ranger School complete it and receive the Ranger tab. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo/Released)

A Ranger Assessment Course student runs through smoke to return fire to simulated insurgents Oct. 10, 2014, at Silver Flag Alpha range, Nevada. RAC is the first step for Airmen who want to go to U.S. Army Ranger School. About 80 percent of Airmen who graduate RAC and go to Ranger School complete it and receive the Ranger tab. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo/Released)

Airman 1st Class Steven, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-9 Reaper crew chief (left), and Airman 1st Class Taylor, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-9 Reaper crew chief (right), prepare an MQ-9 Reaper for flight during Combat Hammer May 15, 2014, Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft units around the Air Force are evaluated four times a year and provided weapons, airspace and targets from Hill AFB, Utah, or Eglin AFB, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nadine Barclay/Released)

Airman 1st Class Steven, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-9 Reaper crew chief (left), and Airman 1st Class Taylor, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-9 Reaper crew chief (right), prepare an MQ-9 Reaper for flight during Combat Hammer May 15, 2014, Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft units around the Air Force are evaluated four times a year and provided weapons, airspace and targets from Hill AFB, Utah, or Eglin AFB, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nadine Barclay/Released)

An MQ-9 Reaper performs touch-and-go flight patterns June 13, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. The MQ-9 Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo/Released)

An MQ-9 Reaper performs touch-and-go flight patterns June 13, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. The MQ-9 Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo/Released)

Airman 1st Class Austin Moore, 9th Security Forces Squadron member, Beale Air Force Base, California, waits to be seen by an independent medical technician due to a bloody nose caused by dehydration during the 12-mile ruck march Oct. 5, 2014, at Silver Flag Alpha range, Nevada. RAC is a two week-long leadership course designed to prepare Airmen for U.S. Army Ranger school and puts the participants through extreme physical, mental and emotional stress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen/Released)

Airman 1st Class Austin Moore, 9th Security Forces Squadron member, Beale Air Force Base, California, waits to be seen by an independent medical technician due to a bloody nose caused by dehydration during the 12-mile ruck march Oct. 5, 2014, at Silver Flag Alpha range, Nevada. RAC is a two week-long leadership course designed to prepare Airmen for U.S. Army Ranger school and puts the participants through extreme physical, mental and emotional stress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen/Released)

Staff Sgt. David Garcia, 99th Security Forces Squadron evaluator, throws an M-69 practice grenade during the last iteration of the M-67 fragmentation grenade training class Aug. 30, 2014, at Silver Flag Alpha, Nevada. Students completed this course as part of their pre-deployment training in case of an event that requires use of grenades. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen/Released)
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 10 of 23

Staff Sgt. David Garcia, 99th Security Forces Squadron evaluator, throws an M-69 practice grenade during the last iteration of the M-67 fragmentation grenade training class Aug. 30, 2014, at Silver Flag Alpha, Nevada. Students completed this course as part of their pre-deployment training in case of an event that requires use of grenades. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen/Released)

An Airman screams for help while wearing moulage to simulate losing an arm during an active shooter exercise at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., March 25, 2014. The exercise with Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., allowed first responders and medical personnel to receive realistic training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nadine Barclay/Released)
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 11 of 23

An Airman screams for help while wearing moulage to simulate losing an arm during an active shooter exercise at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., March 25, 2014. The exercise with Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., allowed first responders and medical personnel to receive realistic training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nadine Barclay/Released)

Ranger Assessment Course students conduct a foot patrol Oct. 10, 2014, at Silver Flag Alpha range, Nevada. RAC is the first step for Airmen who want to go to U.S. Army Ranger School. About 80 percent of Airmen who graduate RAC and go to Ranger School complete it and receive the Ranger tab. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen/Released)
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 12 of 23

Ranger Assessment Course students conduct a foot patrol Oct. 10, 2014, at Silver Flag Alpha range, Nevada. RAC is the first step for Airmen who want to go to U.S. Army Ranger School. About 80 percent of Airmen who graduate RAC and go to Ranger School complete it and receive the Ranger tab. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen/Released)

A Ranger Assessment Course student performs pull ups during a physical fitness assessment Oct. 2, 2014, on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. RAC is the first step for Airmen who want to go to U.S. Army Ranger School. About 80 percent of the Airmen who graduate RAC and go to Ranger school complete it and receive the Ranger tab. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen/Released)
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 13 of 23

A Ranger Assessment Course student performs pull ups during a physical fitness assessment Oct. 2, 2014, on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. RAC is the first step for Airmen who want to go to U.S. Army Ranger School. About 80 percent of the Airmen who graduate RAC and go to Ranger school complete it and receive the Ranger tab. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen/Released)

A Code Pink protester sits outside the gates of Creech Air Force Base, Nevada during a peaceful anti-remotely piloted aircraft demonstration April 11, 2014. During the demonstration, anti-war songs were played and skits were acted out by the protesters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nadine Barclay/Released)
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 14 of 23

A Code Pink protester sits outside the gates of Creech Air Force Base, Nevada during a peaceful anti-remotely piloted aircraft demonstration April 11, 2014. During the demonstration, anti-war songs were played and skits were acted out by the protesters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nadine Barclay/Released)

Staff Sgt. Nadine Barclay, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs NCO in charge kisses her daughter during the first Take Our Daughter and Sons to Work Day April 24, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. During the day's events the Creech Airmen and Family Readiness Center provided a plethora of events including demonstrations from the local fire department, work center tours, and a professional magician and DJ. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey/Released)
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 15 of 23

Staff Sgt. Nadine Barclay, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs NCO in charge kisses her daughter during the first Take Our Daughter and Sons to Work Day April 24, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. During the day's events the Creech Airmen and Family Readiness Center provided a plethora of events including demonstrations from the local fire department, work center tours, and a professional magician and DJ. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey/Released)

Military Working Dog Kiara licks her handler Staff Sgt. Rosanne Caballero, 799th Security Forces Squadron MWD trainer, after searching vehicles for contraband July 23, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Handlers play with their dogs throughout the day to praise them for a job well done as well as to build a bond between each other. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen/Released)
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 16 of 23

Military Working Dog Kiara licks her handler Staff Sgt. Rosanne Caballero, 799th Security Forces Squadron MWD trainer, after searching vehicles for contraband July 23, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Handlers play with their dogs throughout the day to praise them for a job well done as well as to build a bond between each other. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen/Released)

Master Sergeant Bryan Teeples, 15th Reconnaissance Squadron first sergeant, takes a selfie with Col. James Cluff, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander, and Chief Master Sergeant Butch Brien, 432nd WG/432nd AEW command chief, at Creech Air Force Base’s first-ever Community College of the Air Force graduation, which took place on base Nov. 14, 2014. Combined, Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases have more than 400 Airmen who received diplomas during the fall CCAF graduating class. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey/Released)
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 17 of 23

Master Sergeant Bryan Teeples, 15th Reconnaissance Squadron first sergeant, takes a selfie with Col. James Cluff, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander, and Chief Master Sergeant Butch Brien, 432nd WG/432nd AEW command chief, at Creech Air Force Base’s first-ever Community College of the Air Force graduation, which took place on base Nov. 14, 2014. Combined, Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases have more than 400 Airmen who received diplomas during the fall CCAF graduating class. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey/Released)

Children attending the Creech hosted Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, sit and watch a magic show April 24, 2014 on Creech Air Force Base, Nev. During the day's events the Creech Airmen and Family Readiness Center provided a plethora of events including demonstrations from the local fire department, work center tours, and a professional magician and DJ. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey/Released)
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 18 of 23

Children attending the Creech hosted Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, sit and watch a magic show April 24, 2014 on Creech Air Force Base, Nev. During the day's events the Creech Airmen and Family Readiness Center provided a plethora of events including demonstrations from the local fire department, work center tours, and a professional magician and DJ. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey/Released)

A wounded warrior participant prepares to enter the water for his swimming race at the 2014 Wounded Warrior Air Force Team Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 7, 2014. He and several wounded warriors competed in swimming, basketball, volleyball, track and filled events, cycling, archery and shooting competitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo)
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 19 of 23

A wounded warrior participant prepares to enter the water for his swimming race at the 2014 Wounded Warrior Air Force Team Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 7, 2014. He and several wounded warriors competed in swimming, basketball, volleyball, track and filled events, cycling, archery and shooting competitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo)

Chief Master Sgt. Butch Brien, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Command Chief, puts on a ruck-sack before a team ruck march during the Combat Challenge July 11, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The Combat Challenge consisted of eight security forces-related challenges such as an M-4 Rifle breakdown and reassembly, team pull-ups, tire flips, low crawls and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen/Released)
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 20 of 23

Chief Master Sgt. Butch Brien, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Command Chief, puts on a ruck-sack before a team ruck march during the Combat Challenge July 11, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The Combat Challenge consisted of eight security forces-related challenges such as an M-4 Rifle breakdown and reassembly, team pull-ups, tire flips, low crawls and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen/Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Paul Pohnert, left, 799th Air Base Squadron superintendent, and Master Sgt. Robert Livingston, 799th ABS first sergeant, participate in a 24-hour vigil run at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., during National Police Week May 16, 2014. Each runner carried a baton containing the names of 286 U.S. law enforcement officers who lost their lives during the past year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shad Eidson/Released)
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 21 of 23

Chief Master Sgt. Paul Pohnert, left, 799th Air Base Squadron superintendent, and Master Sgt. Robert Livingston, 799th ABS first sergeant, participate in a 24-hour vigil run at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., during National Police Week May 16, 2014. Each runner carried a baton containing the names of 286 U.S. law enforcement officers who lost their lives during the past year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shad Eidson/Released)

Natalie and Melanie watch the Legacy Bombers fly with their father Capt. Eric for the friends and family day at the 2014 Open House on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 7, 2014. The Open House is a two-day event that will depict the history of American aviation and salute recent accomplishments of America's military in operations around the globe through numerous military and civilian ground displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay/Released) (Names withheld for security)
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 22 of 23

Natalie and Melanie watch the Legacy Bombers fly with their father Capt. Eric for the friends and family day at the 2014 Open House on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 7, 2014. The Open House is a two-day event that will depict the history of American aviation and salute recent accomplishments of America's military in operations around the globe through numerous military and civilian ground displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay/Released) (Names withheld for security)

An MQ-9 Reaper is static displayed with the Las Vegas skyline during the Nellis Air Force Base 2014 Open House at Nellis AFB, Nevada, Nov. 8, 2014. The MQ-9 Reaper provides the United States Air Force with the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay/Released)
PHOTO DETAILS  /   DOWNLOAD HI-RES 23 of 23

An MQ-9 Reaper is static displayed with the Las Vegas skyline during the Nellis Air Force Base 2014 Open House at Nellis AFB, Nevada, Nov. 8, 2014. The MQ-9 Reaper provides the United States Air Force with the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay/Released)