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Chief Master Sgt. Ian Eishen, 9th Intelligence Squadron superintendent, illustrates a coding concept in the 548th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group Innovation Lab at Beale Air Force Base, California, Jan. 3, 2018. The Innovation Lab allows Airmen a creative space to experiment with computer coding, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and 3D printing technology. Innovation Lab experiments with AI and EPRs
The 548th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group is using Airmen’s initiative and a creative space to work with artificial intelligence and experiment with having a computer system write Enlisted Performance Reports.Completing annual performance reports in the Air Force is typically a time-intensive process. Airmen in the 548th are
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All Call Commander’s call focuses on value of Airmen, ‘You all are key’ to Beale’s past, present and future
The 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander brought Beale Airmen together here today during a commander’s call to discuss how far we’ve come as a service and where we’re going as an organization.  Col. Larry Broadwell addressed the more than 350 Airmen in attendance to highlight the impressive strides they have made since he took command last year. He
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Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Sandlin, 9th Maintenance Squadron assistant section chief, reviews a checklist while inspecting a U-2 Dragon Lady ejection seat Jan. 23, 2017 at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. The ejection seat allows a pilot to quickly escape an aircraft in the event of an emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco) Aircrew egress: Giving pilots peace of mind
Ejecting from an aircraft isn’t anything a pilot wants to do, but in the case of an emergency they may have to. Thankfully, the U-2 Dragon Lady and the T-38 Talon are equipped with ejection seats which allow Beale’s pilots to exit at a moment’s notice. The ejection seats are so vital to pilot safety, they require a highly-trained and award-winning
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A U-2 Dragon Lady pilot prepares to take off during exercise Northern Edge 17 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 11, 2017. The joint training exercise is focused on interoperability and hosting approximately 6,000 service members, 200 fixed-wing aircraft and provides the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard with critical training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Schultze) Dragon Lady makes historic appearance at Northern Edge 17
Looking across the flight line at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska during previous Northern Edge exercises one would have seen a mass of gray and white aircraft, but this year the distinctly black U-2 Dragon Lady from Beale Air Force Base, Calif., made its presence known for the first time at Northern Edge, and showcased the unique
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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
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The RQ-4 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 (ISR) capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bobbi Zapka) RQ-4 pilots act decisively to save aircraft
Being separated by hundreds, or even thousands of miles from your aircraft is an experience unique to the remotely piloted aircraft community. When something malfunctions in the air it requires a special set of skills to overcome, which is exactly what two RQ-4 Global Hawk pilots used in August of 2016. Working together they saved an aircraft after
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Default Air Force Logo ISR Airmen bring cheer to children in Italy
Members of two of Beale’s geographically separated units the 7th Reconnaissance Squadron and the 324th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron located at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Italy, recently took the time to raise money and put on a holiday event for a local foster home.The event raised over 1100 Euros for the Istituto Pio IX foster home
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Maj. Matt Hellier (left), 1st Reconnaissance Squadron student pilot receives an equipment check from Staff Sgt. Matthew Young, 9th Operational Support Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of aircrew flight equipment Jan. 5, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Aircrew flight equipment is responsible for all of a pilot’s gear such as helmet, oxygen mask, harness and all life-saving devices. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Schultze) Aircrew flight equipment: Flyer safety is paramount

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Default Air Force Logo Beale takes next step in energy resilience
The Defense Logistics Agency and the Air Force released a request for information regarding the pursuit of energy resilience at Beale Air Force Base, California, on June 8.
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