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The U.S. Air Force Community Assessment Survey kicked off April 5 and will run for 10 weeks. This year’s theme is, “A Strong Community Depends on You.” Results from the survey will help focus each installation’s improvements of programs and services supporting military families. Notifications to participate in the survey will be emailed to active duty, reservists, guardsmen and Department of Defense civilian employees. Spouses will be sent an invitation postcard. Both emails and postcards will include a website address for the online survey. All responses will be kept anonymous and confidential. For more information, call Ellen Fields, 100th Air Refueling Wing community support coordinator, at DSN 238-3081, or Edward Cole, 48th Fighter Wing community support coordinator, at DSN 226-1196. (Courtesy graphic) 2013 Community Assessment Survey underway
The U.S. Air Force Community Assessment Survey began April 5 and continues for 10 weeks. This year's theme is, "A Strong Community Depends on You."The Community Assessment is the only Air Force-wide survey that includes spouses, and it tailors feedback for community or installation improvements. Feedback does have an impact."Resources have never
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A pilot from the 489th Reconnaissance Squadron performs pre-flight procedures on a C-12 King Air aircraft in preparation for a training sortie at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., April 5, 2013. The aircraft are used to train aircrews for global Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Drew Buchanan/Released) 306th Intelligence Squadron trains

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Default Air Force Logo Newly Activated Squadron “Rolls Out” First Roll Call
It's been almost a year since the 427th Reconnaissance Squadron was activated. Since that time this MC-12W squadron has grown exponentially to more than 350 combat aviators and has since deployed more than half that number to support counter-insurgency operations over Afghanistan. Though the 427th "Spartan" members left behind aren't actively
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Beale Airmen present the colors during the National Anthem at the Sleep Train Arena for the Sacramento Kings vs. L.A. Clippers game April 17, 2013. Beale Airmen volunteered to help pass out prizes to fans during the contest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings/Released) Beale Airmen volunteer at Kings game

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Team Beale's Honor Guard leads a parade hosted by the Child Development Center at Beale Air Force Base Calif., April 5, 2013. The CDC hosted a parade for the children in celebration of the month of the military child. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Allen Pollard/Released) CDC hosts month of the military child parade

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Col. Phil Stewart (middle front), 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Robert White (far right), 9th Reconnaissance Wing command chief, pose with a collection of chief master sergeants near the end of the Chief Recognition Ceremony at the Recce Point Club on Beale Air Force Base, Calif., April 8, 2013. Chief Master Sgt. Geri Dreibelbis, 9th Security Forces Squadron security forces manager, Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Jenkins, 12th Aircraft Maintenance Unit superintendant, and Chief Master Sgt. Aaron Renn, 99th Aircraft Maintenance Unit superintendant, were recognized for achieving the highest enlisted rank. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings/Released) Beale congratulates new chiefs

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Dallas Mavericks forward Bernard James warms up before a contest with the Sacramento Kings at the Sleep Train Arena, April 5, 2013. James served in the Air Force for six years and began playing basketball at the Harris Fitness Center on Beale Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings/Released) Beale Airman turned NBA pro
The court was shining and cameras flashing as a crowd of thousands gathered in the Sleep Train Arena to watch the Dallas Mavericks duel the Sacramento Kings April 5. Beale Airmen and 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander, Col. Phil Stewart gathered to witness the contest and meet former 9th Security Forces Squadron, staff sergeant Bernard James, who is
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Shelia Vaidya, deputy program director for defense programs, Office of Strategic Outcomes, Lawrence Livermore National Labs, speaks during a luncheon honoring Women's History Month at Beale Air Force Base Calif., March 29, 2013. Vaidya spoke to Team Beale about women's achievements in history and how women continue to contribute to many advancements in science and technology. In 1987, Congress designated March as Women's History Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Released) Beale celebrates Women's History Month

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Tech. Sgt. Axel Gaud-Torres prepares to fire his bow at a range in Marysville Calif., March 29, 2013. Gaud-Torres will compete in archery at the upcoming Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings/Released) Wounded warrior takes aim at recovery
You can't tell Axel Gaud-Torres is a wounded warrior when he's smoothly polishing his archery skill on the range. He draws, steadies his breathing, and looses arrows with patience and steadfast concentration. Then you see the cane and notice a limp as he sets off to inspect his targets and retrieve his spent arrows -- a subtle reminder of a fateful
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Static displays of a D-21 Drone (left) and a SR-71 Blackbird shine in the morning sun March 14, 2013 on Beale Air Force Base, Calif. D-21 drones were designed for high altitude aerial reconnaissance in the 1960s and were launched from modified A-12 Blackbirds known as M-21s,  predecessors of the SR-71. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings/Released) Cold War drone calls Beale home
Overshadowed by the SR-71 Blackbird at Heritage Park sits a lesser known piece of military history, the D-21 Drone. The mission of the D-21 was to provide high altitude aerial reconnaissance carrying a single high-resolution camera over a pre-programmed location and eject its hatch containing the film into the ocean, where it could be
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