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Stuido photo of Lt. Col. Ira S. Eadie (U.S. Air Force photo/Robert Scott) Beale identifies U-2 pilot killed in crash
The deceased pilot involved in a U-2 Dragon Lady crash on Sept. 20th, 2016 has been identified as Lt. Col. Ira S. Eadie. Eadie was assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, Calif. and was on a training mission with another pilot when the two-seater U-2 crashed.  The other pilot sustained non-life-threatening injuries and
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Default Air Force Logo U-2 crashes near Sutter Buttes
Beale Air Force Base, Calif.- An Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady crashed shortly after takeoff at approximately 9:05 a.m. today near the  Sutter Buttes.One pilot is confirmed deceased, while the other sustained injuries.The aircraft was assigned to 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, California and was on a training mission. Two pilots
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Airmen volunteering from Beale and Travis Air Force Bases, construct tents for the three-day Sacramento Stand Down event Sept. 13, 2016, at Rancho Cordova, California. The event is in its 25th year and provides shelter and multi-faceted assistance to homeless veterans in the Sacramento area. More than 70 Airmen volunteered their time. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeffrey M. Schultze) Beale Airmen make a difference for homeless veterans
More than 70 Airmen from Beale Air Force Base, and Travis Air Force Base, recently volunteered their time to help homeless veterans in the Sacramento area during the Sacramento Stand Down. The event, which is in its 25th year, took place Sept. 16 to 18, 2016. Military and civilian volunteers assisted in setting up and participating in a three-day camp for homeless veterans. The Sacramento Stand Down has provided essential services and comfort to approximately 8,000 veterans and their dependents over the past 25 years, serving about 54,000 hot meals as well as haircuts, showers, new shoes, sleeping bags, underwear, and new or lightly used clothing.
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The Beale Air Force Base Honor Guard places the service covers of all the branches of the military on a table to honor the service members who were prisoners of war or those who remain missing in action at the POW/MIA ceremonial breakfast Sept. 15, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. More than 82,000 American service members are still considered missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Tristan D. Viglianco) POWs share perspective
Team Beale held a ceremonial breakfast to honor POW/MIA Recognition Day Sept. 15, 2016, at the Community Activity Center here.
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Capt. John Dinan (left), 9th Medical Group general dentist, performs dental work with Senior Airman Noah Jackson, prophy technician March 4, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The Beale Medical Group will be extending their clinic hours starting Oct. 1, 2016. The changes will expand access to healthcare and allow greater flexibility in scheduling visits. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ramon Adelan) Clinic moving to extended hours
The 9th Medical Group is extending its hours starting Oct. 1, 2016. The intent is for Airmen and their families to have expanded access to healthcare and greater flexibility in scheduling visits.
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A pair of boots and a rifle stand a reminder of those lost in the wars since 9/11 Sept. 9, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Beale held a 9/11 first responder memorial ceremony to honor the firefighters, police officers, and medical responders who responded to the event. (U.S Air Force photo/ Tristan D. Viglianco) Team Beale honors 9/11 first responders
Beale Air Force Base held a 9/11 first responder memorial ceremony to honor the police officers, firefighters, and paramedics who died while responding to the attacks. Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
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Senior Airman Simon Adeniji, 9th Physiological Support Squadron full pressure suit technician, performs a routine inspection on a full pressure suit Aug. 31, 2016, at Beale Air Force, California. Full pressure suits are worn by U-2 pilots to ensure their safety for flights that can go as high as 70,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Tristan D. Viglianco) Maintenance beyond the aircraft
Airmen from the 9th Physiological Support Squadron perform daily maintenance on full pressure suits, which U-2 Dragon Lady pilots wear during their high-altitude flights. The maintenance ensures U-2 pilots are safe when they encounter the conditions of near-space flight. The maintenance of full pressure suits is a necessary step to ensure Beale completes its high-altitude intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance mission.
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Senior Airman Joseph Shine, 9th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, watches an aircraft land Aug. 31, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The Beale air traffic control tower won the Air Force’s 2015 air traffic control tower of the year. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman Tristan D. Viglianco) Beale air traffic control team wins tower of the year
The 9th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control team was presented with the 2015 D. Ray Hardin Air Traffic Control Facility of the Year Award for the Air Force Aug. 30, 2016, here.  The air traffic control team won the award which is given to the best tower in the Air Force for executing approximately 44,000 operations from Jan. 1, 2015, to
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Lt. Col. Paul Wurster (left), 1st Reconnaissance Squadron commander, places Maj. J.J.’s, 1st RS student pilot, U-2 Dragon Lady patch after qualifying as the 1,000 pilot to operate the U-2 Aug. 31, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. To have the opportunity to fly a U-2, the applicant must be a pilot in the U.S. Armed Forces, have obtained 1200 rated flight hours or other variables depending on aircraft flown, 12 months or 400 hours as pilot in command, and have gone through the application process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan) 1,000th pilot tames U-2 Dragon Lady
The U-2 Dragon Lady reached a milestone in its 61 years of service Aug. 31, 2016, here, qualifying Maj. J.J., 1st Reconnaissance Squadron student pilot, as the 1,000 pilot to operate the aircraft. J.J. completed his first solo flight to become a part of the select few who have tamed the Dragon Lady. He still has key components of the program to complete before he is a fully-qualified U-2 pilot, such as training and flying in the full-pressure suit, flying at 70,000 feet and operating the mobile chase car.
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Hump-free, a certified therapy camel, chews his cud Aug. 17, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Hump-free visited the base for Hump Day, a resiliency day event hosted by the Beale Chapel Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tara R. Abrahams) Get over the hump
The Beale Chapel Corps. hosted Hump Day, a resiliency event for Airmen to talk about deployments and meet a certified therapy camel, Aug. 17, 2016, here.Hump Day’s featured guest, Hump-free, is a 13-year-old male dromedary (one hump) camel from Lyon Ranch in Sonoma, California. He has been a certified therapy animal for about 10 years. As a therapy
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