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An MQ-1 Predator taxis on the runway March 9, 2018, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Today, the MQ-1 took flight for the last time at Creech, marking its retirement and the transition to an all MQ-9 Reaper force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Thompson) Sun setting the MQ-1 Predator: The final salute
The Air Force held the MQ-1 Predator’s official retirement ceremony with Airmen from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Remotely Piloted Aircraft enterprise leaders, and MQ-1 alumni March 9, 2018, at Creech. The MQ-1 ceremony included the final local flight by the Airmen of the 489th Attack Squadron and the last combat line flown by the 15th Expeditionary Attack Squadron in an undisclosed area of responsibility.
0 3/09
2018
The 16th Training Squadron commander, describes the Reaper Armistice Agreement to Airmen from the 6th, 29th, and 9th Attack Squadrons before the commanders of those squadrons sign the document. The Reaper Armistice Agreement is an esprit de corps arrangement between the three squadrons that marks the neutral time when the capture of non-mission essential belongings from a different attack squadron, in the name of competitive spirit, isn’t allowed at Holloman AFB. The items captured during the spirit missions, positioned behind the commander, were returned during the signing agreement. The three commanders are hopeful that the armistice holds for the agreed period. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew McGovern) RPA CCs sign Reaper Armistice Agreement
The 16th Training Squadron commander, describes the Reaper Armistice Agreement to Airmen from the 6th, 29th, and 9th Attack Squadrons before the commanders of those squadrons sign the document. The Reaper Armistice Agreement is an esprit de corps arrangement between the three squadrons that marks the neutral time when the capture of non-mission
0 4/06
2017
Lt. Col. Timothy Monroe, the 9th Attack Squadron commander, shows Maj. Gen. Dedy Permadi, an Indonesian Air Force officer, how to operate a remotely piloted aircraft, via a flight simulation, during a distinguished visitor tour at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. on March 15, 2017. Members of the IDAF visited the MQ-9 Flight Training Unit and the 16th Training Squadron here to learn about RPA flight operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty) Indonesian Air Force visits Holloman
   Members of the Indonesian Air Force visited Holloman Air Force Base on March 15, 2017 to learn about MQ-9 operations and Holloman’s remotely piloted aircraft enterprise. The members were shuttled to various locations on base, including the Operations Group, the MQ-9 Flight Training Unit and the 16th Training Squadron here. The tour began with a
0 3/24
2017
A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper awaits maintenance Dec. 8, 2016, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The MQ-1 Predator has provided many years of service and the time has come for the Air Force to transition to the more capable MQ-9 exclusively, and retire the MQ-1 in early 2018 to keep up with the continuously evolving battlespace environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen) AF prepares for all MQ-9 force
For the past 21 years the Air Force has flown the remotely piloted MQ-1 Predator in combat, and for the last 10, the MQ-9 Reaper. Combined with a skilled aircrew, these aircraft provide consistent support in daily engagements making an impact downrange. While the MQ-1 has provided many years of service, the time has come for the Air Force to fly the more capable MQ-9 exclusively, and retire the MQ-1 in early 2018 to keep up with the continuously evolving battlespace environment.
0 2/23
2017
Senior Airman Justin Graham, a 49th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment technician, repairs an air conditioning unit at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on Jan. 12, 2017. Holloman’s AGE Airmen perform a wide variety of maintenance duties in support of aircraft maintenance and flying operations. They inspect, test and operate AGE, from air conditioners to complex generators, to ensure equipment serviceability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis P. Docherty)  No ground power, no air power
He sits crouched, with the sleeves of his sand shirt rolled just beneath each elbow and a screwdriver in hand. A pair of yellow-lensed glasses are perched atop the bridge of his nose, protecting his concentrated gaze. With each rotation of his wrist, the screwdriver turns, its bright orange handle a stark contrast to the white of his skin.
0 1/26
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF selects Shaw AFB as the preferred location to host a new RPA unit
The Air Force has selected Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, as the preferred location to base a new MQ-9 Reaper group, including mission control elements.
0 1/12
2017
Aircraft communications maintenance Airmen from the 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a Ground Data Terminal antenna to be crane lifted at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on Nov. 8, 2016. The GDT is an 800-pound antenna that facilitates communication between Remotely Piloted Aircraft and their crews on the ground in the Ground Control Station. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Emily Kenney) 49th AMXS Airmen increase RPA missions
Airmen from the 49th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 49th Civil Engineer Squadron came together to install a new Ground Data Terminal here on Nov. 8, 2016.
0 11/10
2016
Master Sgt. Robert, a 9th Aircraft Maintenance Unit specialist section chief at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., unlatches the container housing an MQ-1 Predator at Kirtland AFB on June 3. Over 50,000 people visited the Kirtland AFB Open House on June 4 and 5. Holloman Airmen had the opportunity to display an MQ-1 Predator and answer questions visitors had about RPAs and their mission at Holloman. (Last names are being withheld due to operational requirements. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) Open box at an open house
Over 50,000 people visited the Kirtland AFB Open House on June 4 and 5. Holloman Airmen had the opportunity to display an MQ-1 Predator and answer questions visitors had about RPAs and their mission at Holloman.
0 6/09
2016
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