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A pair of boots and a rifle stand a reminder of those lost in the wars since 9/11 Sept. 9, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Beale held a 9/11 first responder memorial ceremony to honor the firefighters, police officers, and medical responders who responded to the event. (U.S Air Force photo/ Tristan D. Viglianco) Team Beale honors 9/11 first responders
Beale Air Force Base held a 9/11 first responder memorial ceremony to honor the police officers, firefighters, and paramedics who died while responding to the attacks. Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
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Senior Airman Simon Adeniji, 9th Physiological Support Squadron full pressure suit technician, performs a routine inspection on a full pressure suit Aug. 31, 2016, at Beale Air Force, California. Full pressure suits are worn by U-2 pilots to ensure their safety for flights that can go as high as 70,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Tristan D. Viglianco) Maintenance beyond the aircraft
Airmen from the 9th Physiological Support Squadron perform daily maintenance on full pressure suits, which U-2 Dragon Lady pilots wear during their high-altitude flights. The maintenance ensures U-2 pilots are safe when they encounter the conditions of near-space flight. The maintenance of full pressure suits is a necessary step to ensure Beale completes its high-altitude intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance mission.
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Senior Airman Joseph Shine, 9th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, watches an aircraft land Aug. 31, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The Beale air traffic control tower won the Air Force’s 2015 air traffic control tower of the year. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman Tristan D. Viglianco) Beale air traffic control team wins tower of the year
The 9th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control team was presented with the 2015 D. Ray Hardin Air Traffic Control Facility of the Year Award for the Air Force Aug. 30, 2016, here.  The air traffic control team won the award which is given to the best tower in the Air Force for executing approximately 44,000 operations from Jan. 1, 2015, to
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Lt. Col. Paul Wurster (left), 1st Reconnaissance Squadron commander, places Maj. J.J.’s, 1st RS student pilot, U-2 Dragon Lady patch after qualifying as the 1,000 pilot to operate the U-2 Aug. 31, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. To have the opportunity to fly a U-2, the applicant must be a pilot in the U.S. Armed Forces, have obtained 1200 rated flight hours or other variables depending on aircraft flown, 12 months or 400 hours as pilot in command, and have gone through the application process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan) 1,000th pilot tames U-2 Dragon Lady
The U-2 Dragon Lady reached a milestone in its 61 years of service Aug. 31, 2016, here, qualifying Maj. J.J., 1st Reconnaissance Squadron student pilot, as the 1,000 pilot to operate the aircraft. J.J. completed his first solo flight to become a part of the select few who have tamed the Dragon Lady. He still has key components of the program to complete before he is a fully-qualified U-2 pilot, such as training and flying in the full-pressure suit, flying at 70,000 feet and operating the mobile chase car.
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Hump-free, a certified therapy camel, chews his cud Aug. 17, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Hump-free visited the base for Hump Day, a resiliency day event hosted by the Beale Chapel Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tara R. Abrahams) Get over the hump
The Beale Chapel Corps. hosted Hump Day, a resiliency event for Airmen to talk about deployments and meet a certified therapy camel, Aug. 17, 2016, here.Hump Day’s featured guest, Hump-free, is a 13-year-old male dromedary (one hump) camel from Lyon Ranch in Sonoma, California. He has been a certified therapy animal for about 10 years. As a therapy
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Default Air Force Logo AF to reduce additional duties
In a memorandum to Airmen released Aug. 19, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein announced the service has established a task force titled “Airmen’s Time,” charged with streamlining, and in some cases eliminating, additional duties.
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9th Security Forces members extract wounded Airmen from a building during an active shooter exercise Aug. 17, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The exercise evaluated Beale first responders actions if an occurrence, such as an active shooter, were to happen on the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan) 9th SFS, local law enforcment eliminate threat during exercise
9th Security Forces members extract wounded Airmen from a building during an active shooter exercise Aug. 17, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The exercise evaluated Beale first responders actions if an occurrence, such as an active shooter, were to happen on the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan)
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The “B.I.G Project” or Beale improvement Group is a new share-point based discussion board that will allow members of Team Beale to post and respond to questions, concerns and process improvement ideas. The site is available to all individuals on base that have NIPR network access. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey M. Schultze) B.I.G. initiative brings people together to make improvements
Beale’s “Rising 6” created a new medium for Airmen tocollaborate on quality of life projects throughout the installation on Aug.16, 2016.The new program is known as the Beale Improvement Group, orB.I.G., and is designed to help facilitate conversations on base regardingimproving the installation and is meant to bridge communication between
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A participant at Beale’s Baby Shower reads information offered from the National Guard Family Assistance Program Aug. 13, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The event provided Team Beale’s new and expecting families the opportunity to build relationships with others, participate in baby shower activities and get information from approximately 40 agencies on and off base. The agencies provided services and information such as nutrition assistance, healthy living information, child development and parental education. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Tristan D. Viglianco) Team Beale gets connected with family agencies on base, local community
Agencies from Beale and the local community came together to support more than 70 new and expecting mothers during  Beale’s 3rd Annual Base Baby Shower Aug. 13, 2016, here. The event provided Team Beale the opportunity to build relationships with others, participate in baby shower activities and get information from approximately 40 agencies on and
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Staff Sgt. Aaron M. Tobler, a geospatial intelligence analyst with the 50th Intelligence Squadron, poses for a photo August 5, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Tobler was recently named one of 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tara R. Abrahams) Citizen Airman named “Outstanding Airman of the Year”
Staff Sgt. Aaron M. Tobler, a geospatial intelligence analyst assigned to the 50th Intelligence Squadron here, was one of 12 Airmen selected for the “Outstanding Airman of the Year” award for the Air Force.
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