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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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