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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
MQ-9 Reaper Mission to Continue
Although the ISAF mission has ended - replaced by the Resolute Support Mission - there are still about 13,000 military personnel remaining in Afghanistan. And . . . the drone activity is still ongoing. The end of combat operations has meant little change for the 174th Attack Wing drone pilots of Syracuse, New York who fly remotely-operated aircraft in Afghanistan. The unit's MQ-9 Reaper drones continue to aid in intelligence-gathering missions in Afghanistan with surveillance and reconnaissance flights. Over the past year the unit flew over 4,500 hours in Afghanistan. Read more in "War in Afghanistan won't end for 174th Attack Wing drone pilots in Syracuse", Syracuse.com, January 13, 2015.