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Lucky Preston addresses the audience during an American Indian Heritage Month event Nov. 19, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Preston is a member of the Pit River tribe of northern California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zachary Vucic) Team Beale celebrates American Indian Heritage Month
Team Beale celebrated American Indian Heritage Month at the Recce Point Club on Beale Air Force Base, California, Nov. 19, 2015.President George H.W. Bush approved a joint resolution designated November, "National American Heritage Month." Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including "Native American Heritage Month" and National
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Col. Darren B. Halford, 9th Operations Group commander and Lt. Col. Joseph Laws, 427th Reconnaissance Squadron commander, prepare to case the unit flag during an inactivation ceremony Nov. 20, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California.  MC-12W Liberty Airmen from the past and present attended the ceremony and reception to reminisce about their time supporting the MC-12 mission. Since May 2012, the 427th RS has deployed and trained 455 Airmen, flown 4,770 combat missions, eliminated 503 enemy combatants, and saved countless coalition lives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Robert Scott) Historic squadron inactivates
The 427th Reconnaissance Squadron was inactivated during a ceremony at Beale Air Force Base, California, Nov. 20, 2015.Since May 2012, the 427th RS has deployed and trained 455 Airmen, flown 4,770 combat missions, eliminated 503 enemy combatants, and saved countless coalition lives."The Airmen that have been a part of this MC-12 mission, have
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Col. Christopher Stricklin, 9th Reconnaissance Wing vice commander, speaks to Airmen during a kick-off breakfast for the Combined Federal Campaign at the Coyote Grill and Pub on Beale Air Force Base, California, Nov. 13, 2015. The CFC is the only authorized solicitation of Federal employees in the workplace on behalf of approved charitable organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bobby Cummings) Annual Combined Federal Campaign underway
The Combined Federal Campaign began for Team Beale Nov. 13, 2015, with a kick-off breakfast at the Coyote Grill and Pub. The CFC is the only authorized solicitation of Federal employees in the workplace on behalf of approved charitable organizations. The mission of the CFC is to support and promote philanthropy through a voluntary program that is
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Airmen assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron recover an EQ-4 Global Hawk at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia Nov. 11, 2015. The Global Hawk nicknamed the “workhorse” by local maintainers, completed its 500th sortie on Veterans Day. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller)
Global Hawk reaches new milestone, helps in fight against ISIL
As the morning sun beat down on its nearly 131-foot wingspan, the EQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft descended from its 60,000-foot perch for the 500th time, coming to rest at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia Nov. 11.The Veterans Day landing was a historic one for the Global Hawk. It was the first time that a single weapon system reached
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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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U.S. Air Force graphic Learn Their Story
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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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
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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
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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
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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,
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