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  • Photos of Reaper On Combat Duty in Iraq
    Posted by David Hughes 2:14 PM on Jul 29, 2008

    A remotely-piloted MQ-9 Reaper takes off from Joint Base Balad in Iraq on July 17, 2008 (see photo below). The Reaper deployed from Creech Air Force Base, Nev. and flew its first combat mission on July 18. USAF photo by Senior Airman Julianne Showalter

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    In the photo below, Lt. Col. Micah Morgan (left) and Maj. John Chesser inspect  a munition on an MQ-9 Reaper at Balad on July 17. The Reaper can carry up to 3,750 pounds of weapons, including GBU-12 laser-guided bombs and Hellfire missiles. Colonel Morgan is the 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance and Attack Squadron commander, and Major Chesser is a Reaper pilot with the squadron. USAF photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard Lisum

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    Tags: ar99, Reaper, Hellfire, Iraq

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