Monday, August 07, 2023


Veterans For Peace & CODEPINK are collaborating for a powerful peace convergence!

     Spring Action 2023, Holloman AFB


We have expanded our 14 year Drone Resistance Campaign to include Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico!  Our new name is SHUT DOWN DRONE WARFARE!  (Previously known as Shut Down Creech)  We will continue to return to Creech AFB, Nevada, for our fall action week, but have moved our spring actions to Holloman AFB, New Mexico.  As nonviolent "angelic troublemakers" we declare Zero Tolerance for remote-controlled killing...RESIST! 

Check Out Our Spring 2023 Action at Holloman  HERE! 

CANCELLED:  Fall Action Week:  October 21-28, 2023
Creech Drone Base, Nevada
Due to unforeseen circumstances the Fall 2023 Action Week is cancelled. 
We will return to Creech next fall, 2024.  Date TBD.

Spring Action Week:  April 20-27 , 2024
Holloman Drone Base, Southern New Mexico

Co-sponsored by CODEPINK, Veterans for Peace & Ban Killer Drones

Mark your calendars & Join Us!  
Come for all or part of the Action week!


The campaign to nonviolently stop the US killer drone program orchestrated out of Creech AFB, Nevada has EXPANDED!  Our Spring Action in 2023 successfully moved to the southern New Mexico desert, at Holloman Killer Drone Base, the largest US drone training base where over 700 drone pilots and operators graduate annually!  This is an ongoing national mobilization and anti-drone campaign, with participants from across the country. Please join us & bring friends to our Nevada or New Mexico actions.  If you can help organize, please contact us!

Why We Will Continue Our Resistance at Creech?  Creech AFB in Nevada is understood to be the “grandfather” of all U.S. drone bases:   The covert U.S. drone assassination program started there, and it remains the central control center in a complex assassin drone base network.  "Shut Down Creech," our 14 year campaign to resist drone warfare at Creech, with bi-annual week-long peaceful protests has been successful:  Our persistence has contributed greatly to the rapid turnover of drone pilots and operators in the program.  We will continue to return to Creech every fall until the illegal US killer drone program is terminated!  Note:  Fall 2023 Creech Action is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Why We Expanded to Holloman? After many years of bi-annual protests at Creech, the drone pilot/operator training program was moved from Creech to Holloman Air Force Base. Was our persistence having a significant influence at Creech?  Newer recruits are more likely to be impacted by our twice daily presence. Our innovative vigil themes stir up a "Call to Conscience."  The secrecy of the drone program keeps it from the public eye. "Drone strikes" are rarely mentioned in the media or by the military, and the term "Air Strikes” provides convenient “shelter" from public scrutiny.  Our week of action uncovers the secrecy and educates the local community, as well as the base employees!  Equally important:  The inhumane US drone program causes deep moral injury to our military personnel.  We offer alternatives and support to the new recruits and other employees, will peacefully resisting.

What we do know:  
-Holloman AFB is the #1 producer of drone pilots and operators in the U.S.!  It "graduates more than 700 students annually.” (per Holloman’s website)
-Holloman currently hosts the Royal Air Force RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) Formal Training Unit (FTU) and the Italian Air Force RPA training courses.
-Modern warfare has increasingly become a technical warfare using remotely controlled killing machines and autonomous weaponry.  Countries are racing to obtain the most advanced drones and robotic weapons to compete with a very frightening global reality.  (Read attached articles about the role of drones in the Ukraine war.)  A more violent world is being created in our name, with our tax dollars.

 Join Us:

Diplomacy not War…Stop Militarism for the Planet!


-Come for all or part of our spring and fall action weeks.  (Combine it with exploring the beautiful southwest)
-We need help!  Please contact us and join a “working group.”  (Areas of need:  logistics/meal-planning, artistry/banner-making/vigil ideas, nonviolence and peace-keeper training, legal observers training, promotional/outreach/social media, entertainment, and much more).
-Will you ask your organization to sponsor or endorse?  Please contact us!
-We will pledge to nonviolent action and do daily am and pm vigils during commute hours.  We will also create lots of time in-between for nature, team-building, and just plain old peacemaking fun!

Hope to see you soon!

Creech Action Organizers:  Virginia and Toby
Holloman Action Organizers: Virginia, Charles, Denise, Ken, Toby, Edwina & Greg


About Holloman: 

Drones in the Ukraine War:

Drones Program