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The Center For Disease Control defines diabetes as a group of diseases marked by high levels of glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action or both, and estimates the rate of diabetes in the military at about 5 percent. November offers opportunity to spotlight diabetes prevention
Every 19 seconds someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association. This important health issue is being spotlighted during the month of November, National Diabetes Awareness Month.  Diabetes affects nearly 30 million children and adults in the U.S. today, nearly 10 percent of the population.Throughout
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2015
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In an interview with Larry King, Jerry Seinfeld was asked: What makes a comedian really good? Jerry responded by saying that a good comedian cares for and knows his audience. That is to say, a good comedian develops his act in a way that has meaning to the audience. The comedian understands that jokes need to be tailored to the patrons.Good
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2015
An Airman from the 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., prepares a U-2 Dragon Lady for takeoff, Nov. 4, 2015, during U.S. Strategic Command’s (USSTRATCOM) Exercise GLOBAL THUNDER 16. Beale AFB is home to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, which enhances USSTRATCOM’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission by providing mission-ready aircraft to detect and deter strategic threats against the U.S. and its allies in support of the command’s Task Force 204. GLOBAL THUNDER is an annual U.S. Strategic Command training event that assesses command and control functionality in all USSTRATCOM mission areas and affords component commands a venue to evaluate their joint operational readiness. Planning for GLOBAL THUNDER 16 has been under way for more than a year and is based on a notional scenario with fictitious adversaries. One of nine DoD unified combatant commands, USSTRATCOM has global strategic missions, assigned through the Unified Command Plan, which also include strategic deterrence; space operations; cyberspace operations; joint electronic warfare; global strike; missile defense; combating weapons of mass destruction; and analysis and targeting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey M. Schultze) Beale takes to the skies during Global Thunder 16
Beale AFB is home to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, which enhances USSTRATCOM's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission by providing mission-ready aircraft to detect and deter strategic threats against the U.S. and its allies in support of the command's Task Force 204.GLOBAL THUNDER is an annual U.S. Strategic Command training event
0 11/13
2015
Members of Team Beale participate in the Yuba/Sutter Veterans Day Parade in Marysville, California, Nov. 11, 2015. Veterans Day is celebrated throughout the U.S. to honor those who have served and are serving in the Armed Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo) A day to honor all who served
Members of Team Beale participated in the Yuba/Sutter Veterans Day Parade in Marysville, California, Nov. 11, 2015.Veterans Day is celebrated throughout the U.S. to honor those who have served and are serving in the Armed Forces.  An excerpt from the 2015 Veterans Day Presidential Proclamation:"On Veterans Day, we reflect on the immeasurable
0 11/12
2015
Default Air Force Logo CPIP set to kick off for DCGS enterprise
The second iteration of Air Combat Command's Culture and Process Improvement Program, this time focusing on the Distributed Common Ground System enterprise, is set to begin at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Nov. 2.The program will take the same grass-roots approach the recent MQ 1/9 CPIP, but is tailored towards the airmen and families who are part of
0 11/04
2015
A RQ-4 Global Hawks sits in a hangar as Airmen prepare to install parts Oct. 29, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The aircraft being worked on recently arrived at Beale to conduct a non-destructive inspection. Beale is used as the maintenance depot for the U.S. Air Force’s RQ-4 fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ramon A. Adelan) Beale: The maintenance depot for the USAF's Global Hawks
Airmen at Beale Air Force Base, California, work around the clock to ensure the U.S. Air Force's fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawks are prepared to support mission objectives.The RQ-4's mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-altitude intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance collection capability to support joint combatant forces in peacetime,
0 11/03
2015
An Airman receives a tutorial on software that assists disabled citizens with computer use at the National Disability Employment Awareness Month event Oct. 28, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The event marks the 70th year of NDEAM and the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zachary L. Vucic) Beale raises awareness for National Disability Employment
October brought the observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and the objective of raising awareness about disability employment issues and to celebrate the distinct contributions of America's workers with disabilities.Beale Air Force Base, California celebrated the observance with a Disability Education Fair that included a
0 10/29
2015
Master Sgt. Jayson Wells (right), 9th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight chief, and Senior Airmen Daniel Fox, 9th CES EOD flight technician, pose for a photo Oct. 29, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Wells helped and mentored Fox to cross train into the EOD career field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ramon A. Adelan) Protégé reunites with mentor, becomes the teacher
After sleepless nights, hours of rigorous training and aspirations of providing direct support in combat, Senior Airman Daniel Fox's dream of becoming an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician became a reality."Providing safety to those around me is the most rewarding part of the job," Fox said. "Becoming an EOD technician gave me an
0 10/29
2015
A U-2 Dragon Lady, from Beale Air Force Base, Calif., prepares to land at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, June 9, 2015. U-2 pilots have a small margin of space to effectively land the plane without causing damage to the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton/Released) U-2 brought to forefront with 'Spies' premiere
The Air Force's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission areas were highlighted with the release of a major motion picture Oct. 16.The Air Force Entertainment Liaison Office teamed with movie producers to tell the story of Capt. Francis Gary Powers, an Air Force U-2 pilot who was shot down in 1960 while flying a reconnaissance mission
0 10/23
2015
The Patriot Guards volunteer group and Beale Airmen greet returning aircrew after their recent 6-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom utilizing the MC-12W Liberty aircraft Oct. 13, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The returning group of Airmen represent the 427th and 306th Reconnaissance Squadrons and completed the final MC-12 deployment from Beale. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey M. Schultze) Homecoming: Beale Airmen return from deployment
With the sound of a Boeing 777 jet touching down on the flight line; Beale Air Force Base welcomed back Airmen from the 427th and 306th Reconnaissance Squadrons.  They completed the final deployment of the MC-12W Liberty Aircraft from Beale. Their deployment was to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.Upon arrival at Beale the
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2015
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