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Maj. Matt Hellier (left), 1st Reconnaissance Squadron student pilot receives an equipment check from Staff Sgt. Matthew Young, 9th Operational Support Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of aircrew flight equipment Jan. 5, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Aircrew flight equipment is responsible for all of a pilot’s gear such as helmet, oxygen mask, harness and all life-saving devices. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Schultze) Aircrew flight equipment: Flyer safety is paramount

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Staff Sgt. Javita Cotton, 9th Civil Engineer Squadron HVAC journeyman, gives a presentation during a public speaking course at Beale Air Force Base, California, Oct. 11, 2016. This course is provided by Yuba College and a first of its kind to be offered on base during the duty day. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan) New opportunities for Airmen to continue education
Beale's Education Office recently joined with Yuba College to create an opportunity for Airmen to attend a college course during the duty day. Educational benefits may be the most common reason why people join the military, outside of serving their country. It's encouraged for Airmen to seek further education or to work toward a Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) degree, but making the time to enroll and attend a class can be the most challenging step.
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Enlisted Airmen and officers work together to load munitions at the munitions pad Dec. 13, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The munitions build is part of the Senior Officer Orientation course that immerses and familiarizes officers with the core training enlisted Airmen receive in the munitions career field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Schultze) Senior officers attend AFCOMAC

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Matt Miller, 9th Maintenance Group T-38 aircraft mechanic, completes a maintenance checklist while inspecting a T-38 Talon Dec. 5, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The T-38 aircraft mechanics document all of the maintenance performed on the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman Tristan D. Viglianco) T-38 maintenance significant to ISR
Although various personnel provide support to T-38 flying operations a group of mechanics play an integral role. These civilian contractors work to keep the aircraft ready to fly whenever necessary.
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Default Air Force Logo Palace Chase, Front offer alternatives to active duty
Every year, thousands of individuals raise their right hand and commit to serve in the military as either an enlisted member or an officer. While some choose to serve for many years on active duty, others might elect to leave, but that doesn’t mean they can’t continue serving.“When you make a decision as big as joining the military, you don’t know
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A herd of cattle group together after arriving at Beale Air Force Base, California, Nov. 2, 2016. The cattle graze on Beale’s unused land to help suppress invasive species and the fire danger. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Tristan D. Viglianco) Beale milks benefits of grazing program
Beale participates in a grazing program where the base leases approximately 12,000 acres to ranchers for their cattle to graze from November through May.
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Senior Airman David Gill, 9th Security Forces Squadron base defense operation controller, and Airman 1st Class Luis Valentin, 9th SFS installation entry controller, drive an all-terrain vehicle alongside a fence line Nov. 4, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The perimeter of Beale is 26 miles and is broken up into six sectors. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Tristan D. Viglianco) Patrolling the perimeter
The 9th Security Forces Squadron is tasked with securing the base’s perimeter and while this is a routine tasking for a security forces squadron, Beale’s perimeter presents unique challenges the 9th SFS must overcome. Beale’s vast 26-mile perimeter, rocky terrain, and wooded area riddled with various obstacles makes base security challenging. However, the 9th SFS conducts coyote patrols to meet these challenges.
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Staff Sgt. Ryan Stichberry, 9th Communication Squadron cable and antenna maintainer, instructs Chief Master Sgt. Jessica Bender, 9th Reconnaissance Wing command chief, how to rappel down a tower Nov. 8, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Bender was immersed in the climbing training to better understand the requirements an Airman must meet to be certified to climb. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Tristan D. Viglianco) Leadership reaches new heights
Col. Larry Broadwell, 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Jessica Bender, 9 RW command chief, spent time with 9th Communication Squadron Airmen learning how to climb towers. The 9th CS cable and antenna maintainers taught Col. Broadwell and Chief Master Sgt. Bender how to safely scale a tower.
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Airmen speak to representatives of local charity organizations at the Combined Federal Campaign kickoff event Nov. 7, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Since the first campaign in 1964, Federal employees have donated more than $8 billion for the charities and causes that are near and dear to them. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Schultze) Beale makes giving a priority
The Combined Federal Campaign began Nov. 7, 2016 at Beale Air Force Base, California, with a kickoff event that brought together Airmen, civilian employees and local charitable organizations to facilitate giving during this year’s program.The kickoff event featured guest speakers from regional charity organizations as well as an information fair to
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Capt. Thomas, 12th Reconnaissance Squadron RQ-4 Global Hawk pilot, conducts a walk around a RQ-4 Global Hawk prior to takeoff Nov. 1, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Thomas fulfilled the role of “Hawkeye”. Hawkeye is the call sign for the designated RQ-4 Pilot who performs pre-flight inspections before departure. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Bobby Cummings) An eye for an eye
The RQ-4 Global Hawk, serves as the U.S. Air Force high-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), long endurance, remotely piloted aircraft. Global Hawks are loaded with an integrated sensor suite and cameras capable of providing global all-weather, day or night ISR, however while on the ground visibility for pilots operating the aircraft from within the Mission Control Element (MCE) is limited. That is where “Hawkeye” fulfills its role.
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