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The Patrouille de France, an aerial demonstration team with the French Air Force, performs at Mather Air Field in Sacramento, California, April 15, 2017. The team consists of a commander and nine pilots along with 30 ground crew members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Rebeccah Anderson) Patrouille de France Soars Over Sacramento
The Patrouille de France, France’s aerobatic jet team, held an air show April 15, 2017, at Mather Airport, Sacramento as part of their 2017 tour of the United States.
0 4/18
2017
This April marks the 16th annual Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month. To bring attention to this matter, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program held a 5K Teal Run on April 7. The SAPR office plans to have other events throughout the month of April which are open to all Airmen and their families. Notably on April 13 and 14 public speaker Jeff Bucholtz is scheduled to be at the base theater to educate audiences about sexual assault prevention. (Courtesy graphic) Beale stands against sexual assault during SAAPM
This April marks the 16th annual Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month. To bring attention to this matter, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program held a 5K Teal Run on April 7.Arthur Littler, 9th Reconnaissance Wing victim advocate, spoke on the significance of the Teal Run that is held in support of sexual assault survivors and
0 4/13
2017
Airman 1st Class Celeste Black, a crew chief with the 69th Maintenance Group, demonstrates how strong the wings of the RQ-4 Global Hawk are by sitting on one at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. March 28, 2017. Black said she has yet to deploy to work on the Global Hawk overseas because of her fight with cancer, but hopes to be able to soon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elora J. McCutcheon Airman, leaders battle cancer together
In February of 2016, Black was almost finished with her technical training at Beale Air Force Base, California, when she said she began to experience abdominal cramps and unusual bloating. When her symptoms worsened, Black decided to visit a doctor to figure out if something was wrong.
0 4/11
2017
Air Force Assistance Fund Flier (Courtesty Graphic) Air Force Assistance Fund campaign to kick off
The 44th annual Air Force Assistance Fund donation drive is scheduled to run from April 10 - May 19. There will be a kickoff event beginning at 10 a.m. on April 10 at the Recce Club.
0 4/07
2017
Senior Airman Jennifer Smith, 9th Operations Support Squadron weather technician, keeps the flightline updated on current weather conditions at Beale Air Force Base, California, March 24, 2017. In order to keep the mission going, Beale's weather flight provides accurate and timely weather information to pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st  Class Douglas P. Lorance) Warrior Weather Watchers
The sun never sets on the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, but that doesn’t mean it’s sunny wherever and whenever its aircraft are flying. In order to keep the mission going, Beale’s weather flight provides accurate and timely weather information to pilots.
0 4/04
2017
Members of the 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron complete post-flight checks on an EQ-4 Global Hawk equipped with a battlefield airborne communications node at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, April 1, 2017. The completion of this mission marked 1000 consecutive sorties without a maintenance cancel while supporting Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. These remotely piloted aircraft have provided a critical communication bridge between multi-national Coalition assets working to defeat ISIS in the area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward) 1000 and counting: deployed maintainers fight ISIS with Global Hawk consistency
A 380th Air Expeditionary Wing EQ-4 Global Hawk, carrying a communications enhancing payload, completed 1000 continuous sorties without occurring a single maintenance cancellation while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve here.
0 4/02
2017
The 9th Medical Group has established an innovative extended hours program that has moved their closing time from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in a variety of clinics on a variety of days, allowing for more flexible scheduling. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Schultze) Extended hours making a difference at the medical clinic
The 9th Medical Group has taken a proactive approach to their healthcare services and created an innovative extended hours program. The initial feedback has been very positive from patients, and the clinic is an early model for other Air Force installations to look to.“We extended the hours to provide better access to care, it isn’t just about how
0 3/23
2017
Chaplain (Maj.) Christopher Conklin, 9th Reconnaissance Wing chaplain, gives the Chapel Corps’ portion of the READI brief at Beale Air Force Base, California, March 1, 2017. The READI brief features briefers from 11 different units on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Tristan D. Viglianco) Preparing for Deployment: READI brief
Before an individual deploys from the 9th Reconnaissance Wing they must receive briefings from various agencies and units on base. Originally, these briefs were short and informal, but more recently they have been replaced by the READI brief program.
0 3/14
2017
Staff Sgt. Derrick Lehner, 9th Reconnaissance Wing chaplain assistant and noncommissioned officer in charge of Airman community development walks the labyrinth at the Valley Chapel, March 7, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The labyrinth is a spiritual tool which can be traced back nearly 4,000 years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Aubrey Barringer) Journey through the labyrinth
A labyrinth is used to facilitate prayer, meditation and spiritual transformation. It has only one path that leads from the outer edge to the center. Its use as a spiritual tool can be traced back nearly 4,000 years. Unlike a maze where you meet dead ends and can lose your way, labyrinths are designed to help you find your way through prayerful movement and mindfulness.
0 3/09
2017
Airman 1st Class Vickyannalee Rodriguez, 9th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels systems technician prepares to defuel a U-2 Dragon Lady March 1, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Aircraft fuels systems technicians are responsible for the maintenance of the U-2 and the RQ-4 Global Hawk. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Tristan D. Viglianco) Maintaining the aircraft’s heartbeat
If fuel acts as the lifeblood for aircraft, then the veins and arteries would be the fuel systems. These components are essential in keeping the 9th Reconnaissance Wing’s aircraft up in the air and capable of completing their mission. Behind the maintenance of the fuel components on the RQ-4 Global Hawk and U-2 Dragon Lady is a shop known as aircraft fuel systems.
0 3/06
2017
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