The 11th Attack Squadron is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the 432d Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. The squadron is responsible for the operation of the MQ-9 Reaper, an unmanned aerial vehicle used for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), as well as precision strike missions.
The squadron was first activated in 1942 as the 11th Bombardment Squadron (Light) and served in the Pacific theater during World War II. It was inactivated in 1946 but reactivated in 1947 as a light bomber squadron. The unit flew various aircraft, including the B-26 Invader, B-66 Destroyer, and A-37 Dragonfly, until transitioning to unmanned aircraft in 2009.
Since its transition to the MQ-9, the 11th Attack Squadron has played a critical role in operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other locations around the world. The unit's ISR capabilities have been used to support a variety of missions, including counterterrorism operations and intelligence gathering.
The 11th Attack Squadron has received numerous awards and accolades for its service, including the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor and the Air Force Association Outstanding Unit Award. The squadron's motto, "Vincere Aut Mori" (Conquer or Die), reflects its commitment to excellence and dedication to mission success.