News Search

News Comments Updated
1 ... 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ... 69
Maynard Nelson, a WWII veteran (left) and Lt. Col. Andrew McVicker, 9th Operations Group deputy commander (right) give a ‘thumbs-up’ as they taxi out to the runway at McClellan Airfield, California, Sept. 30, 2015. McVicker flew eight volunteers from the Aerospace Museum of California after they watched his plane while he was deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica B. Nelson) Air Force pilot takes local veterans flying in vintage P-13 Stearman aircraft
For the past three and a half years the Aerospace Museum of California and its volunteers have displayed and maintained a very unique P-13 Stearman. The plane is owned by Lt. Col. Andrew McVicker, 9th Operations Group deputy commander."The P-13 Stearman is open cockpit so typically flying it in the winter isn't much fun," said McVicker. "Initially
0 10/01
2015
Lt. Col. Christopher, U-2 pilot with the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, California, drives a mobile chase car to aid a U-2 Dragon Lady land during an air show at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Sep. 19, 2015. The U-2 Dragon Lady will be on display during the California Capital Air Show at Mather Airport in Sacramento county Oct. 3-4, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bobby Cummings) U-2 "Dragon Lady" participates in air show
A U-2 "Dragon Lady" with aid from 9th Reconnaissance Wing Airmen conducted flyovers over an air show at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, and over the Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sep. 19, 2015. Also in attendance for the air show was the Air Force's aerial demonstration team, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.View the
0 9/23
2015
A U-2 Dragon Lady from Beale Air Force Base, California, prepares to land at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Sep. 17, 2015. The aircraft was on display during an air show Sep. 19, 2015. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the U-2, one of the oldest operational aircraft in the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bobby Cummings) U-2 Dragon Lady takes center stage during Air Force celebrations
For 60 years the U-2 "Dragon Lady" has been providing high-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance for national decision-makers enabling them to make educated decisions regarding the security and safety of the United States. Throughout 2015, the U.S. Air Force has been celebrating the aircrafts 60th anniversary.On Sep. 19, 2015, the
0 9/21
2015
Retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Obie Wickersham (left), World War II veteran and Korean War POW, sits and speaks with Beale Airmen during a National POW/MIA Recognition Day event at Beale Air Force Base, California, Sept. 18, 2015. Wickersham was captive for 28 months after Chinese forces overran his platoon May 17, 1951. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chandresh Bhakta) Ceremony recognizes POWs, MIAs
On the Air Force's 68th anniversary, more than 100 Airmen attended a National POW/MIA Recognition Day event to hear a Soldier's story of sacrifice and endurance."I was beat, starved and humiliated," said Army Sgt. 1st Class Obie Wickersham, 90, sporting a full head of white hair and wearing a maroon and gold veteran's vest during a breakfast
0 9/18
2015
Family and friends spray the aircrew after the final flight of a MC-12W Liberty Sept. 16, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Although deployed Airmen are still supporting the mission downrange with the Army, the final flight represents Air Combat Command’s last MC-12W sortie. The MC-12W is a medium- to low-altitude, twin-engine turboprop aircraft, which provides intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support directly to ground forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ramon A. Adelan) Beale conducts "fini" flight for MC-12W Liberty
Beale Airmen conducted a "fini" flight in the MC-12W Liberty at Beale Air Force Base, California, Sept. 16, 2015.A 'fini' flight is an aviation tradition that can be traced back to the Vietnam War era.  It honors aircrew members or an aircraft model in a final flight at a particular location.Airmen from the 427th Reconnaissance Squadron, 306th
0 9/17
2015
Airmen from the 13th Intelligence Squadron at Beale Air Force Base, California kayak down the Yuba River for a Comprehensive Airmen Fitness day, Aug. 26, 2015.  The Outdoor Adventure Center supported the event by providing equipment and transportation.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessica B. Nelson) Outdoor Adventure Center promotes Comprehensive Airmen Fitness through recreational activities
Beale Air Force Base is surrounded by fields that stretch as far as the eye can see.  Although the surrounding area appears empty, it is flourishing with activities for every season, from kayaking at Lake Engelbright, hiking the hills of Napa Valley, or snowboarding at Lake Tahoe. The Outdoors Adventure Center provides equipment, trips and
0 9/01
2015
A U-2 Dragon Lady soars above the flightline at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014. The low-altitude handling characteristics of the aircraft and bicycle-type landing gear require precise control during landing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings/Released) AF Plant 42 keeps the U-2 Dragon Lady flying at 60
In 1955, Disneyland opened its doors for the first time, Elvis made his first TV appearance, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and the Vietnam War began with fighting between the South and North Vietnam Armies. General Motors became the first American corporation to make a billion-dollars profit in
0 8/27
2015
Maj. Gen. Bradford "B.J." Shwedo (right), 25th Air Force commander, is briefed by Senior Airman Anthony on the capabilities of the RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft  Aug. 13, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The visit to Beale was Shwedo’s first since assuming command of the 25th Air Force. The 25th Air Force includes the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, the 7th, 363rd, and 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wings; the 55th Wing and the Air Force Technical Applications Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jeffrey M. Schultze) 25th Air Force commander visits Beale
Maj. Gen. Bradford "B.J." Shwedo, 25th Air Force commander, visited Beale Air Force Base, California, Aug. 12, 2015, for the first time after assuming command of the 25th Air Force. During the visit Shwedo was familiarized with the 9th Reconnaissance Wing mission. The 25th Air Force includes the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, the 70th, 363rd and 480th
0 8/14
2015
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James shakes hands with maintenance Airmen from the 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron before flying in a U-2 Dragon Lady at Beale Air Force Base, California, Aug. 11, 2015.  The specialized pressure suit allows U-2 pilots to safely fly at altitudes reaching 70,000 feet. James visited Beale to receive a first-hand perspective of high-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance from collection to dissemination. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ramon A. Adelan) SecAF gains perspective of Beale's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission
The Honorable Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force, visited Beale Air Force Base, California, to get an up-close view of the high-altitude intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance mission Aug. 10 to 12, 2015.In addition to James gaining more knowledge of the base's mission, she was able to interact with Airmen, honorary commanders
0 8/12
2015
Will Hock (left), 9th Civil Engineer Squadron fire captain, assists Justin Devorss, Linda Fire Protection District engineer, with extinguishing a fire, Aug. 6, 2015, near Clearlake, California. The fire is associated with the Rocky Wildfire that has consumed nearly 70,000 acres in Northern California. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman Preston L. Cherry) Beale responds to wildfire with local community firefighters
Beale personnel from the 9th Civil Engineer Squadron assisted CAL Fire and other fire prevention organizations with fighting a wildfire near Clearlake in California, Aug. 6, 2015.The Rocky fire started July 29, and is the largest of 19 active wildfires burning across the state, consuming nearly 70,000 acres, destroying 43 residences and involving
0 8/07
2015
1 ... 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ... 69
RSS