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Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan, 9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs, poses for an official photo, January 25, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Scott) Learning my role
Time and time again I hear, "Everyone makes senior airman, and it's no big deal." If it wasn't a big deal, something to be proud of or a stepping stone, why is there a rank in the first place?I put on senior airman earlier this year and I can tell you I doubted whether making senior airman was a milestone. I would tell my wife, "It's nothing
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Maj. Sarah and Maj. John, 99th Reconnaissance Squadron U-2 pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Scott) Love, Service, and Sacrifice
"Will you marry me?"  It's a phrase that invokes an overabundance of emotions for many and depending on the answer, the beginning of a new journey.  Marriages and relationships are all about compromise, communication, teamwork, sacrifice, commitment, love, (insert your thoughts here). Everyone has an opinion of what makes a marriage successful.
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Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, is briefed on the U-2 Dragon Lady aircraft by Master. Sgt. Bandele Howes, 9th Maintenance Squadron assistant fabrication flight chief Feb. 9, 2016, during his visit to Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Carlisle toured many facilities and visited with Airmen of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing with a focus on the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance enterprise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Schultze) ACC commander highlights Beale ISR mission
U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, visited Beale Air Force Base to experience the multi-faceted mission of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing and the 548th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group Feb. 9, 2016.During a base all-call, he discussed the Culture and Process Improvement Program and input received
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The Beale train transports Jet Propellant Thermally Stable (JPTS) fuel to the installation Bulk Storage Plant Jan. 20, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The Bulk Storage Plant stores the fuel used by the U-2 Dragon Lady. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey M.  Schultze) Fueling the mission & saving money
A steady rumble cancels out the sound of the outside world as the pistons within the twin Cummins  400 diesel engines have begun to churn, Josef Walter, a locomotive engineer with the 9th Support Division, is at the helm of the 80-ton locomotive on Beale Air Force Base.The train is heading south towards Beale's Bulk Storage Plant, which houses the
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The 9th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Administration and Operations Facility is in the progress of construction on Jan. 27, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The contractors are erecting walls using insulated concrete forms designed to be energy efficient.  The facility is a replacement of the last, which was lost in a fire in January 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan) Construction update: Progress being made on Beale's CE structure, DCGS
Beale's newest facilities, the 9th Civil Engineer Squadron's Administration and Operations Facility and the 548th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group's Distribution Common Ground System, are progressing in their construction since the ground breaking in April 2015."Currently, both projects are being constructed with help from about
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A SR-71 takes off at Beale Air Force Base California. (U.S. Air Force photo) SR-71 Blackbird: Gone but not forgotten...
Twenty-six years ago today, Beale said goodbye to the fastest air-breathing jet in the world, the SR-71 Blackbird.The Blackbird was an advanced, long-range, supersonic strategic reconnaissance aircraft that called Beale Air Force Base home from January 1966 to January 1990.But for Master Sgt. Floyd Jones (ret.) and a local group of former Blackbird
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Austin Stowell, the actor who portrayed Francis Gary Powers, in the film Bridge of Spies, and Francis Gary Powers Jr., are interviewed at Beale Air Force Base, California, Jan. 21, 2016. Stowell and Powers Jr. interview will be included in the DVD extras scheduled for release in February. Bridge of Spies has been nominated for Best Picture at the upcoming Academy Awards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bobby Cummings) "Bridge of Spies" returns to Beale

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The 9th Reconnaissance Wing crest features the gold and green of the former Army Air Service, a central wavy line denoting the Rio Grande River and early service in Mexico, four black crosses in remembrance of the four major offensives in WWI. Finally, the phrase “Semper Paratus” meaning Always Ready. The official Air Force use of the phrase dates back to 1924. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey M. Schultze) Symbolism and the 9th Reconnaissance Wing
The average American encounters 362 advertisements per day, according to a 2014 Media Dynamics study. Symbols and logos are an integral part of our modern experience from traffic signs to store signage and in the case of Beale Air Force Base, the 9th Reconnaissance Wing Crest. The distinctive emblem looms large around Beale and is a prominent
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There is currently a Boil Water Advisory in effect for all Beale Air Force Base consumers as of 6 p.m., January 17, 2016.  Water should be boiled for at least 5 minutes before drinking, making ice cubes, washing foods, brushing teeth or in any other activity involving the consumption of water (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Benjamin Bugenig) Boil Water Advisory
There is currently a Boil Water Advisory in effect for all Beale Air Force Base consumers as of 6 p.m., January 17, 2016.  Water should be boiled for at least 5 minutes before drinking, making ice cubes, washing foods, brushing teeth or in any other activity involving the consumption of water.During a weekly routine test, water samples tested
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The inspector general office Air Force-wide adopted a new duty badge in August 2014, which is now worn by all assigned IG inspectors at RAF Mildenhall. (U.S. Air Force graphic) 9th Reconnaissance Wing undergoes Unit Effectiveness Inspection Capstone
Beale's 9th Reconnaissance Wing is currently undergoing a Unit Effectiveness Inspection Capstone, which is being conducted by Air Combat Command's Inspector General team to rate how effective the wing is performing and accomplishing the mission. The inspection began Jan. 11, 2016, and is slated to be completed by Jan. 15"The Unit Effectiveness
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