RPAs Part I: Reaching 2 million hours

Airmen attached to the 324th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, based out of 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., perform a preflight inspection on an MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft as the wing passed the 2 million flying hour milestone Oct. 22, 2013. Since initial operations began in 1995 to April 2011 the wing flew their first 1 million hours. Due in large part to total force integration efforts and an expansion of combat air patrols the 2 million hour mark was achieved 32 months later, culminating in more than 215,000 total missions completed and nearly 94-percent of all missions flown in support of major combat operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian T. Glunt/Released)

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