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Creech Air Force Base

Creech Air Force Base
A MQ-9 Reaper flies above Creech AFB during a local training mission
Military structure
NameCreech Air Force Base
Part ofAir Combat Command (ACC)
In use1942-Present
Controlled by 
432d Wing

Creech Air Force Base

Airport information
Elevation955 m (3133 ft)

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Creech Air Force Base , formerly known as Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field, is a United States Air Force base located one mile (2 km) north of the central business district of Indian Springs, in Clark County, Nevada, United States. It is about 35 mi (56.3 km) northwest of Las Vegas and 45 mi (72.4 km) northwest of Nellis Air Force Base. It is named in honor of General Wilbur L. “Bill” Creech, known as the "Father of the Thunderbirds".

The host unit is the 432d Wing, which has six operational squadrons, one maintenance squadron, and MQ-9 Reapers and MQ-1 Predators.

Along with being the aerial demonstration training site for the Thunderbirds, the base plays a major role in the ongoing War on Terror. The base is home to the MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle which is used regularly in Afghanistan and Iraq. The base is also home to the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Battlelab.

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