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  • CSAF returns to Home of the Hunters: Praises persistence, readiness through COVID

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited the Home of the Hunters to discuss enterprise and installation growth and see how the wing sustains their 24/7 Remotely Piloted Aircraft missions through COVID-19, June 20.
  • 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. 
  • Guardian Dining Facility integral to RPA mission ops

    The Guardian Dining Facility (DFAC) providing one of the only sources of food during mealtimes at Creech is nothing new. As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, this dining facility team follows strict guidance and has changed the way they serve meals to ensure MQ-9 Reaper aircrews can keep the mission going downrange.
  • 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.
  • Medical standards changing for RPA pilots

    The Air Force has approved changes to medical standards for remotely piloted aircraft pilots, which went into effect February 28.
  • Reaper Smoke: MQ-9 community advances, builds relationships

    Reaper Airmen, “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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Borne 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.
  • 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.
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