12th AMU keeps Global Hawks flying

12th AMU keeps Global Hawks flying

12th Aircraft Maintenance Unit RQ-4 Global Hawk maintainers prepare an RQ-4 for a flight June 5, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The RQ-4 platform has amassed more than 200,000 flight hours and is currently used to support Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

12th AMU keeps Global Hawks flying

Senior Airman Evan Williams, 12th Aircraft Maintenance Unit RQ-4 Global Hawk avionics technician, performs a preflight inspection June 5, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The RQ-4 is a remotely piloted aircraft, which is used to provide high-altitude intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance to commanders in wartime and contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

12th AMU keeps Global Hawks flying

Airman 1st Class Joseph Grabosky, 12th Aircraft Maintenance Unit RQ-4 Global Hawk avionics technician, loads codes into a preflight test device June 5, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The RQ-4 is a remotely piloted aircraft, which is used to provide high-altitude intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance to commanders in wartime and contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

12th AMU keeps Global Hawks flying

Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Krause, 12th Aircraft Maintenance Unit RQ-4 Global Hawk crew chief, performs a preflight inspection June 5, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The RQ-4 platform has amassed more than 200,000 flight hours and is currently used to support Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

12th AMU keeps Global Hawks flying

Senior Airman Evan Williams, 12th Aircraft Maintenance Unit RQ-4 Global Hawk avionics technician, interfaces with an RQ-4 June 5, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The RQ-4 is a remotely piloted aircraft, which is used to provide high-altitude intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance to commanders in wartime and contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

12th AMU keeps Global Hawks flying

Senior Airman Evan Williams, 12th Aircraft Maintenance Unit RQ-4 Global Hawk avionics technician, performs a preflight inspection June 5, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The RQ-4 platform has amassed more than 200,000 flight hours and is currently used to support Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

12th AMU keeps Global Hawks flying

An RQ-4 Global Hawk taxis to the runway June 5, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The RQ-4 is a remotely piloted aircraft, which is used to provide high-altitude intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance to commanders in wartime and contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

12th AMU keeps Global Hawks flying

An RQ-4 Global Hawk takes off June 5, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The RQ-4 platform has amassed more than 200,000 flight hours and is currently used to support Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 12th Aircraft Maintenance Unit is responsible for keeping the RQ-4 Global Hawks here ready to fly. The RQ-4 is a remotely piloted aircraft, which is used to provide high-altitude intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance to commanders in wartime and contingency operations. The RQ-4 platform has amassed more than 200,000 flight hours and is currently used to support Operation Inherent Resolve.