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An MQ-9 Reaper flies a training mission Oct. 18, 2017, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. MQ-9 and MQ-1 Predator aircrews helped liberate Raqqah, Syria, from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s control in early October. ISIS used the city as its capital for terrorist operations since January 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Clausen) Raqqah liberated: Combat RPAs in the fight
U.S. forces, coalition partners and Syrian Democratic Forces liberated Raqqah, Syria from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s control in early October. ISIS used the city as its capital for terrorist operations since January 2014. Combat remotely piloted aircraft such as the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper were heavily integrated during combat operations to liberate the city. RPA aircrews tirelessly flew more than 44,000 hours and employed approximately 20 percent of the coalition strike effort.
0 12/04
2017
As MQ-1 Predators phase out, the Air Force’s newest Block 5 MQ-9 Reapers are assuming responsibilities in combat areas to satisfy the need for uninterrupted persistent attack and reconnaissance capabilities. Upgraded MQ-9s continue to deploy downrange
As MQ-1 Predators transition from the Air Force’s active-duty aircraft inventory, they are being replaced downrange by the newly upgraded “Block 5” MQ-9 Reapers. This enables combatant commanders’ uninterrupted persistent attack and reconnaissance capabilities. The recent upgrades include updated software and increased flight range. Airmen at Creech AFB are working to make the transition a smooth one as they continue overseeing the shipment process for a total of 16 Block 5s which will be delivered to various areas of responsibility.
0 10/06
2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Carlton Isaacson, a military working dog handler assigned to the 407th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron and his partner Egon, patrol the flightline in Southwest Asia on May 23, 2017. Isaacson and Egon have been partners for two years now and are deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Military working dogs are the first line of defense when it comes to explosive detection and provide security sweeps throughout the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Andy M. Kin) The unbroken bond: Military working dogs defend coalition, secure base borderline
Dogs are considered man’s best friend. They have been human companions for hundreds of years – and that’s bond that remains unbroken. Military working dogs are among the unsung heroes of the military and play an important role from therapy dogs supporting service members and veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to military working dogs supporting operations on and off the battlefield. In the Air Force, their natural skills directly augment members serving in Security Forces Squadrons around the world.
0 6/16
2017
Lt Col. Gary Marlowe, 389th Fighter Squadron commander sees his family as he returns from a deployment April 2017, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The six month deployment was incredibly successful for the 389th, where they dropped the most munitions of any single absent deployment in history. A T-Bolt's last ride
In April the 389th Fighter Squadron "Thunderbolts" returned here from a six-month deployment in Southwest Asia. As the 20 or so F-15E Strike Eagles taxied in from the runway, the first to come to a stop was that of 389th FS Commander, Lt. Col. Gary Marlowe. He and approximately 500 airmen from the 389th FS, 389th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and other support units spent their time overseas in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
0 6/15
2017
Capt. Stephen, 55th Operations Group commander's action group chief, was selected as the Air Force's Outstanding Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Officer Instructor of the Year for 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo) Offutt officer wins AF ISR award
Capt. Stephen, 55th Operations Group commander's action group chief, was recently selected as the Air Force’s Outstanding Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Officer Instructor of the Year for 2016.
0 6/02
2017
U.S. Senior Airman Justin Macken (left), and Staff Sgt. Alex Albrecht, crew chiefs with the 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, speak with the A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot during a pre-flight check April 5, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. Pre-flight checks are accomplished to ensure the aircraft is prepared for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh) 447 crew chiefs keep A-10s soaring
U.S. Senior Airman Justin Macken (left), and Staff Sgt. Alex Albrecht, crew chiefs with the 447th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, speak with the A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot during a pre-flight check April 5, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. Pre-flight checks are accomplished to ensure the
0 5/18
2017
The 432nd Wing celebrated their 10th anniversary at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., as a combat remotely piloted aircraft wing flying the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper May 1, 2017. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Master Sgt. Lisa Carlson) First combat MQ-1, MQ-9 wing celebrates 10 years at Creech
The 432nd Wing celebrated their 10th anniversary at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., as a combat remotely piloted aircraft wing May 1, 2017. In attendance was Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, Col. Case Cunningham, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander and 400 Airmen of the wing. “Thanks for what you do,” Holmes said. “What you’ve done with this aircraft, the 3 million flight hours since 2000 with 3,000 strikes in 2016 and 10 years at this base is what we’re going to celebrate.”
0 5/03
2017
Iraqi Air Force Capt. Hama, student pilot, conducts preflight inspections while inside a new to service Iraqi F-16 Fighting Falcon located at the nearby Tucson International Airport, Dec. 17, 2014. Hama was part of the first class of Iraqi students training with the 162nd Wing to further enhance interoperability between the two partner nations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jordan Castelan) Airmen help Iraqi air force maintain air dominance
Instructor pilots from the 370th Expeditionary Air Squadron, deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, have an important role working with the Iraqi Air Force to maintain air dominance in the fight in against ISIS. These Airmen train Iraqi pilots to fly F-16 Fighting Falcons at Balad Air Base, Iraq. The 370th
0 4/21
2017
In 2016, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing MQ-1B Predator and MQ-9 Reaper aircrews assisted coalition partners in the reclamation of Manbij, Syria, from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria forces. Pilots and sensor operators assigned to squadrons across the 432nd Wing and the 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing provided the close air support and reconnaissance needed for coalition partners to drive ISIS fighters out of the city. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen) MQ-1, MQ-9 aircrews help liberate Manbij
In 2016 MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper aircrews assisted coalition partners in the reclamation of Manbij, Syria, from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria forces. Pilots and sensor operators assigned to squadrons across the 432nd Wing and the 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing provided the close air support and reconnaissance needed for coalition partners to drive ISIS fighters out of the city.
0 4/05
2017
Default Air Force Logo DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of an Airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Staff Sgt. Alexandria Mae Morrow, 25, of Dansville, New York, died March 22 in Southwest Asia while performing maintenance duties in support of combat operations. The incident is under investigation.
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2017
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