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Senior Airman David Gill, 9th Security Forces Squadron base defense operation controller, and Airman 1st Class Luis Valentin, 9th SFS installation entry controller, drive an all-terrain vehicle alongside a fence line Nov. 4, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The perimeter of Beale is 26 miles and is broken up into six sectors. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Tristan D. Viglianco) Patrolling the perimeter
The 9th Security Forces Squadron is tasked with securing the base’s perimeter and while this is a routine tasking for a security forces squadron, Beale’s perimeter presents unique challenges the 9th SFS must overcome. Beale’s vast 26-mile perimeter, rocky terrain, and wooded area riddled with various obstacles makes base security challenging. However, the 9th SFS conducts coyote patrols to meet these challenges.
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