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12th AMU keeps Global Hawks flying 12th AMU keeps Global Hawks flying
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.
0 6/06
2018
Airmen from the 12th Aircraft Maintenance Unit hoist an engine into an RQ-4 Global Hawk Jan. 25, 2018, at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The RQ-4 and 12th AMU Airmen recently returned to Beale after a major refurbishment was performed. The Global Hawk is a high-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft with an integrated sensor suite that provides global all-weather, day or night intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Wesley Sullivan) Maintenance Airmen work together to bring Global Hawk back to the fight
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- In August of 2016 an RQ-4 Global Hawk from Beale suffered a catastrophic fault in its oil system during a mission. The aircrew acted decisively to safely remotely-pilot the aircraft to Edwards Air Force Base, California. Last month, a group of maintenance Airmen from the 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 12th
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2018
Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. David L. Goldfein, speaks to Airmen about top three priorities during an all call Dec. 1, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Goldfein’s three focus areas are to revitalize squadrons, strengthen joint leaders and teams and advance multi-domain, multi-functional command and control. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan) CSAF impressed by Team Beale’s initiative, lead on CSAF focus areas
BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General David L. Goldfein, recently met with members of Team Beale to receive a first-hand look of the continual progression made to maintain and supply readiness to our air and space superiority Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base, California.Goldfein’s visit
0 12/01
2017
Default Air Force Logo Enlisted pilots complete check ride
The first group of enlisted pilots recently completed their initial check rides in the basic qualification training for the RQ-4 Global Hawk.
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2017
Master Sgt. Alex, 12th Reconnaissance Squadron student pilot, poses for a photo in front of a RQ-4 Global Hawk June 21, 2017 at Beale Air Force Base, California. Alex was previously a sensor operator on the RQ-4 who was stationed at Beale before going through all of the training to become a remotely piloted aircraft pilot. He has returned to Beale to finish his training to become an enlisted pilot and fly the RQ-4. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco) Enlisted soar to new heights
Due to a shortage of pilots and an increased demand for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, the Air Force had to innovate and called upon enlisted Airmen to help supplement the number of pilots needed to meet our ISR demands by becoming remotely piloted aircraft pilots.
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2017
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