Reaper squadron activates at Cannon

Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Lt. Col. Michael Bruzzini addresses the 33rd Special Operations Squadron, activated Friday at Cannon Air Force Base. The squadron operates the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned support aircraft. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico It’s time, Lt. Col. Michael Bruzzini said, for America’s enemies to fear the Reaper. At 1:33 p.m. Friday […]

Reaper squadron activates at Cannon

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico It’s time, Lt. Col. Michael Bruzzini said, for America’s enemies to fear the Reaper. At 1:33 p.m. Friday the 33rd Special Operations Squadron activated at Cannon Air Force Base under the command of Bruzzini in a ceremony at The Landing Zone. A key component of the squadron’s support mission […]

Reaper drops bomb on anti-Iraqi forces

USAF photo: Tech. Sgt. Erik Gudmundson An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft prepares to taxi out of a hangar on Aug. 8 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. By Staff Sgt. Don Branum: 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs Joint Base Balad, Iraq — An MQ-9 Reaper dropped a 500-pound bomb against an anti-Iraqi target on […]

Reaper flies first Iraq mission

Courtesy photo: USAF A maintenance airman inspects an MQ-9 Reaper in Afghanistan Oct. 1. Capable of striking enemy targets with on-board weapons, the Reaper has conducted close air support and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Staff and Air Force News Joint Base Balad, Iraq — The Air Force flew its first operational MQ-9 Reaper mission […]