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  • 89th ATKS: Under snow, providing overwatch

    It’s a snowy Thanksgiving Day in South Dakota, where families are recovering from holiday meals, while the 89th Attack Squadron, based out of Ellsworth Air Force Base, is preparing for a holiday weekend of snowdrifts and combat.
  • MQ-9 Reaper, aircrew: Protectors from Nevada

    Photo essay: MQ-9 Reaper aircrew pose for photos underneath a Nevada sunset.
  • MQ-9 Reaper makes debut flyby at Aviation Nation

    The 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing made history by performing their first Aviation Nation MQ-9 Reaper flybys, and munitions load demonstrations, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Nov. 16-17.
  • 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.
  • Ninth AF commander reblues retired senior leaders at bi-annual forum

    Ninth Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Scott J. Zobrist hosted 15 retired general officers from around Ninth AF base communities during the 2019 Headquarters Ninth AF Senior Leader Forum March 19. The forum educated retired senior leaders on Air Force current events and issues through briefings, dialogue with Airmen during a question-and-answer panel, a tour and capabilities briefing of the 25th Attack Group’s MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft system operation.
  • Enlisted weapons school grad applies course fundamentals in Afghanistan

    One of the Air Force’s first Advanced Enlisted Mission Planning Course graduates is applying what he learned in the classroom to support combat operations in Afghanistan. The 455th Air Expeditionary Wing intelligence flight chief at Bagram Airfield completed AEMPC, which is now known as the Advanced Intelligence Instructor Course, prior to deploying to Afghanistan. He isn’t the first AEMPC or AIIC grad to serve in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, but he’s the first to wear the patch, which was approved in October 2018.
  • Holloman hosts air-to-ground integration exercise

    Holloman hosted combat rescue officers from the 351st Special Warfare Training Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, March 12-14, 2019.
  • 732nd OSS activates, sets RPA group up for success

    The 732nd Operations Support Squadron activated during an assumption of command ceremony at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 23, 2019. The new unit, dubbed the “Archers,” will provide the support required for the MQ-9 Reaper attack squadrons within the 732nd Operations Group to seamlessly execute their persistent attack and reconnaissance missions.
  • Creech Showcases RPA enterprise to AFCENT leadership

    Lt. Gen. Joseph Guastella, U.S. Air Forces Central Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Drinkard, AFCENT command chief, visited Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 16, 2019. Guastella and Drinkard visited different operational flying squadrons on base and the Persistent Attack and Reconnaissance Operations Center to get a hands-on look at how combat Remotely Piloted Aircraft missions are executed while also interacting with the Airmen who support them. Drinkard experienced what it’s like to fly a MQ-9 Reaper in a simulated environment, learning from experienced Airmen how they execute missions.
  • 25th Attack Group to host activation ceremony

    The 25th Attack Group is scheduled to host an activation of command ceremony Oct. 2 at 9 a.m.
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