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  • JBLE Airmen return from frontline

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing and the 192nd Fighter Wing returned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, from a deployment to the Middle East on Oct. 9, 2018.

  • 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

  • Providing freedom from terror: RPAs help reclaim Sirte

    In May 2015, Sirte, Libya, still recovering from the fallout of civil war, fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria forces. It took a year until the United Nations backed government of Libya, the Government of National Accord, launched an offensive to retake the city. On August 1, 2016, the

  • New Block 5 MQ-9 debuts in combat

    On 23 June, 2017, the latest version of the MQ-9 Reaper, the Block 5 variant, was successfully flown in combat in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The aircrew flew a sortie of over 16 hours with a full payload of weapons including GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munitions and AGM-114 Hellfire

  • 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

  • Vermont ANG joins fight against ISIL

    Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Vermont Air National Guard arrived here Dec. 10, to join the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.