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  • 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.
  • 557th WW integrating with 16th AF missions

    The 557th Weather Wing is working to integrate its strengths into the recently formed 16th Air Force, which brought intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, cyber, electronic warfare, information operations and weather all under one roof. Integration is a key theme for the Air Force’s first information warfare numbered air force.
  • 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.
  • ACC leadership visit reflects past, forecasts future

    Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, and Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, Command Chief of ACC, visited Creech to speak with Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) leadership and Airmen about the future of their enterprise, Jan. 7, 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.
  • Fighting to fly: Creech Airman thrives after life-changing crash

    Waking up in an unfamiliar place, having suffered numerous injuries, he couldn’t believe the scene set before him. He waited for the curtains to be drawn to reveal the hospital bed and medical equipment attached to him were all fake. He thought to himself, “This is a crazy dream, what a crazy dream this is.”
  • Calling all Hunters: Commanders talk mission updates with RPA Airmen

    Col. Julian Cheater, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jamie Newman, 432nd WG/432nd AEW command chief hosted a commander’s call, at Creech, Mar. 8, 2019. This all-call provided 432nd WG leadership with the ability to update Airmen at Creech, as well as the geographically separated units at Ellsworth, Shaw and Whiteman Air Force Bases.
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