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FTAC Grad

Beale?s newest members pose for their First Term Airmen Center graduation photo at the Professional Enhancement Center Beale Air Force Base Calif., August 16, 2012. FTAC provides professional military education for Airmen arriving at Beale as their first duty station. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Allen Pollard/Released)
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Posted: 8/24/2012

Recce Challenge Sprint TriathlonRecce Challenge Sprint Triathlon
Recce Challenge Sprint Triathlon

Lt. Col. Stephen Hoffman, 9th Mission Support Group deputy commander, poses with one of the winning relay teams after the Recce Challenge Sprint Triathlon August 23, 2012 at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Competitors could complete the three leg course alone or work as a team to finish the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel/Released)
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Posted: 8/24/2012

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Recce Challenge Sprint Triathlon

Kara Rhode, wife of Capt. Travis Rhode, cheers as she finishes the Recce Challenge Sprint Triathlon August 23, 2012 at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Participants swam 400 meters, biked a road or dirt course and ran two miles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel/Released)
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Posted: 8/24/2012

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Recce Challenge Sprint Triathlon

Master Sgt. Alex Roberson, 713th Combat Operations Squadron logistics planner, sprints to the finish during the last leg of the Recce Challenge Sprint Triathlon August 23, 2012 at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Roberson finished in less than 53 minutes placing first in his age group and faster than any other participant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel/Released)
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Posted: 8/24/2012

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Recce Challenge Sprint Triathlon

Senior Airman Cindy Valadez, 9th Force Support Squadron fitness specialist, labels a participant in the Recce Challenge Sprint Triathlon August 23, 2012 at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. The event gave Airmen the opportunity to test their physical endurance while promoting the fit-to-fight mindset of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel/Released)
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Posted: 8/24/2012

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Recce Challenge Sprint Triathlon

An Airman swims 400 meters in the main base pool during the Recce Challenge Sprint Triathlon August 23, 2012 at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. 57 members of Team Beale participated in the triathlon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel/Released)
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Posted: 8/24/2012

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Recce Challenge Sprint Triathlon

An Airman descends a hill from the 7th Space Warning Squadron during the Recce Challenge Sprint Triathlon August 23, 2012 at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Participants could choose between a road ride up sharp inclines or to tackle the dirt course which was equally as steep. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mr. John Schwab/Released)
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Posted: 8/24/2012

Beale's 2012 Intramural Softball Championships Beale's 2012 Intramural Softball Championships
Beale's 2012 Intramural Softball Championships

Staff Sgt. Erick Bran, 9th Maintenance Squadron, swings at a pitch during Beale’s Intramural Softball Championships at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 16, 2012. The 9th MXS defeated 9th Munitions Squadron with a 10-9 victory. (U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo)
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Posted: 8/21/2012

Beale's 2012 Intramural Softball Championships Beale's 2012 Intramural Softball Championships
Beale's 2012 Intramural Softball Championships

The 9th Maintenance Squadron Intramural Softball Team poses for a picture at the conclusion of Beale’s Intramural Softball Championships at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 16, 2012. The 9th MXS defeated the 9th Munitions Squadron with a 10-9 victory. (U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo)
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Posted: 8/21/2012

Beale's 2012 Intramural Softball Championships Beale's 2012 Intramural Softball Championships
Beale's 2012 Intramural Softball Championships

Members of the 9th Maintenance Squadron and 9th Munitions Squadron congratulate each other at the end of Beale’s Intramural Softball Championships at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 16, 2012. The 9th MXS defeated the 9th MUNS with a 10-9 victory. (U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo)
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Posted: 8/21/2012

Beale's 2012 Intramural Softball Championships Beale's 2012 Intramural Softball Championships
Beale's 2012 Intramural Softball Championships

Staff Sgt. Blake Anderson, 9th Munitions Squadron, waits in the on deck circle during Beale’s Intramural Softball Championships at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 16, 2012. The 9th MUNS was defeated by the 9th Maintenance Squadron with a 9-10 loss. (U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo)
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Posted: 8/21/2012

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Beale's 2012 Intramural Softball Championships

Master Sgt. Nicholas Sady, 9th Munitions Squadron, attempts a double play during Beale’s Intramural Softball Championships at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 16, 2012. The 9th MUNS was defeated by the 9th Maintenance Squadron with a 9-10 loss. (U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo)
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Posted: 8/21/2012

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Beale's 2012 Intramural Softball Championships

A member of the 9th Maintenance Squadron connects with a softball during Beale’s Intramural Softball Championships at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 16, 2012. The 9th MXS defeated the 9th Munitions Squadron with a 10-9 victory. (U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo)
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Posted: 8/21/2012

Town hall meeting briefs important subjects, curbs concerns Town hall meeting briefs important subjects, curbs concerns
Town hall meeting briefs important subjects, curbs concerns

The commander of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Col. Phil Stewart, hosts a town hall meeting for Airmen and their families at the Community Activity Center, Beale Air Force Base, Calif., August 14, 2012. During the meeting department heads briefed the new Food Transition Initiative, back to school, the Eagle Eyes program, housing privatization and welcomed questions from guests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel/Released)
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Posted: 8/14/2012

FTI comes to BealeFTI comes to Beale
FTI comes to Beale

Senior Airman Destiney Burton, 9th Force Support Squadron, prepares a plate of food at the Contrails Dining Facility at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012. Starting Oct. 1 the Food Transformation Initiative will give Beale Airmen more dining options on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo)
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Posted: 8/14/2012

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Beale ushers in new defense team

Officer Jim Boden, Department of the Air Force guard, checks identifications at the Main Gate, Beale Air Force Base, Calif., July 18, 2012. DAF uniformed officers have taken many of the entry control and patrol responsibilities from the 9th Security Forces Squadron with their 12 member team and will continue as they reach a peak of 36 officers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel/Released)
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Posted: 7/19/2012

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9th RW command chief

Chief Master Sergeant Robert A.K. White, 9th RW command Chief Master Sergeant
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Posted: 7/16/2012

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9th RW vice commander

Col.Douglas J. Lee, 9th RW vice commander
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Posted: 7/16/2012

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9th RW commander

Col. Phil Stewart, 9th RW commander
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Posted: 7/16/2012

Operation Air Force cadets get taste of active duty life at BealeOperation Air Force cadets get taste of active duty life at Beale
Operation Air Force cadets get taste of active duty life at Beale

Air Force Academy Cadet Blake Jones, from Portland, Ore., plugs in a fuse for a 500 pound bomb at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., July 11, 2012. The students were here as part of Operation Air Force, a program that allows cadets to experience military life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel/Released)
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Posted: 7/12/2012

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Operation Air Force cadets get taste of active duty life at Beale

Tech. Sgt. Charles Woodland, 9th Munitions Squadron instructor, directs as (Center) Air Force Academy Cadet John Lu, from Novi, Mich., feeds a wire while building a 500 pound bomb July 11, 2012 at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Groups of cadets are visiting Beale and other bases throughout the summer to get a taste of Air Force careers and the military lifestyle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel/Released)
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Posted: 7/12/2012

Operation Air Force cadets get taste of active duty life at BealeOperation Air Force cadets get taste of active duty life at Beale
Operation Air Force cadets get taste of active duty life at Beale

Tech. Sgt. Elise Vankoetsveld, 9th Munitions Squadron instructor, explains implements of bomb building to Air Force Academy cadets at the Air Force Combat Ammunitions School, Beale Air Force Base, Calif., July 11, 2012. The cadets also got the chance to tour different squadrons, visit local attractions and learn more about Beale's mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel/Released)
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Posted: 7/12/2012

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Operation Air Force cadets get taste of active duty life at Beale

Air Force Academy cadets snap to attention to show respect for the commander of the Air Force Combat Ammunitions School, Maj. Aaron Maynard July 11, 2012. Groups of cadets are visiting Beale and other bases throughout the summer to get a taste of Air Force careers and the military lifestyle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel/Released)
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Posted: 7/12/2012

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Operation Air Force cadets get taste of active duty life at Beale

Cadre at the Air Force Combat Ammunitions School, Beale Air Force Base, Calif., explain proper hydration to Air Force Academy cadets after physical training July 11, 2012. During the cadets visit to Beale temperatures soared to more than 104 degrees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel/Released)
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Posted: 7/12/2012

Cadet plays for GoldsoxCadet plays for Goldsox
Cadet plays for Goldsox

Air Force Academy Cadet Seth Kline poses in his batting stance during pregame warm-ups at Appeal-Democrat Field in Marysville, Calif. July 5. Kline was named to the Mountain West All Conference Team this year after a great season with the Air Force Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Allen Pollard)
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Posted: 7/11/2012

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Cadet plays for Goldsox

Air Force Academy Cadet Seth Kline rounds third base during pregame warm-ups at Appeal-Democrat Field in Marysville, Calif. July 5. The Goldsox are a summer league team consisting of college athletes from all over the nation coming to stay fresh on their skill during their schools offseason. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Allen Pollard)
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Posted: 7/11/2012

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Cadet plays for Goldsox

Air Force Academy Cadet Seth Kline fields a ground ball during pregame warm-ups at Appeal-Democrat Field in Marysville, Calif. July 5. Kline will be playing summer baseball with the Marysville Goldsox during his three week Operation Air Force tour here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Allen Pollard)
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Posted: 7/11/2012

ACC command chief meets with Beale Airmen, gets firsthand look at missionACC command chief meets with Beale Airmen, gets firsthand look at mission
ACC command chief meets with Beale Airmen, gets firsthand look at mission

(Left) Senior Airman Michael Gaines and (right) Staff Sgt. Tara Schmidt, , 9th Physiological Support Squadron life support technicians, dress Chief Masters Sgt. Richard Parsons, command chief of Air Combat Command, in a U-2 Dragon Lady pressure suit at the 9th PSPTS integration room June 21, 2012 at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Parsons was visiting base facilities and meeting Airmen from units and organizations responsible for accomplishing the mission of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing and tenant units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mr. John Schwab)
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Posted: 6/25/2012

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ACC command chief meets with Beale Airmen

Staff Sgt. Evan Schuelke, 9th Physiological Support Squadron life support technician, explains parts of the U-2 Dragon Lady pressure suit to Chief Masters Sgt. Richard Parsons, command chief of Air Combat Command, June 21, 2012 at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Parsons was introduced to the U-2 mission with a viewing of a full pressure suit and a chase car orientation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mr. John Schwab)
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Posted: 6/25/2012

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ACC command chief meets with Beale Airmen

Chief Masters Sgt. Richard Parsons, command chief of Air Combat Command, meets with company grade officers at the 9th Communications Squadron conference room Beale Air Force Base, Calif. June 21, 2012. Parsons met with Airmen in several forums during a three day visit to Beale in order to convey the ACC commander's vision and Airmen's concerns across the chain of command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mr. John Schwab)
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Posted: 6/25/2012

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9th SFS conduct K-9 scenario training

Staff Sgt. Julie Gibbs, 9th Security Forces military working dog handler, prepares to release Kanto, during a training scenario at Beale Air Force Base Calif., June 12, 2012. MWDs use their keen sense of smell to search vehicles and buildings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Released)
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Posted: 6/18/2012

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9th SFS conduct K-9 scenario training

Kanto, a military working dog with the 9th Security Forces Squadron, reacts during a training scenario at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., June 12, 2012. MWDs are initially trained at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, for approximately three months. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Allen Pollard/Released)
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Posted: 6/18/2012

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9th SFS conduct K-9 scenario training

Staff Sgt. Christopher La Boy, 9th Security Forces military working dog trainer, escorts a suspect as Frigo, a MWD, provides overwatch during a training scenario at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., June 12, 2012. Handlers often play the role of suspect during this type of training. (Courtesy photo by Noelle Hoffman)
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Posted: 6/18/2012

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9th SFS conduct K-9 scenario training

Frigo, a military working dog with the 9th Security Forces Squadron, holds on to a suspect during a training scenario at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., June 12, 2012. MWDs are utilized throughout the Department of Defense for detection and patrol. (Courtesy photo by Noelle Hoffman)
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Posted: 6/18/2012

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9th SFS conduct K-9 scenario training

Staff Sgt. Kenneth Houston, 9th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, receives a bite from Frigo, during a training session at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., June 12, 2012. Houston is wearing a suit designed to protect him from dog bites. (Courtesy photo by Noelle Hoffman)
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Posted: 6/18/2012

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9th SFS conduct K-9 scenario training

Staff Sgt. Kenneth Houston, 9th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, tries to evade a K-9 during a training scenario at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., June 12, 2012. Handlers routinely conduct scenario training to recognize what they may encounter in the field. (Courtesy photo by Noelle Hoffman)
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Posted: 6/18/2012

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Beale firemen respond

Beale firefighters extinguish the remnants of a fire that burned outside the Doolittle Gate at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., June 11, 2012. Beale firemen often support local fire departments during the fire season. (Courtesy photo by Noelle Hoffman)
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Posted: 6/12/2012

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Beale firemen respond

Members of Beale's Fire Department ready their truck to finish putting out a fire that burned near the Doolittle Gate at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., June 11, 2012. The fire consumed approximately 50 acres of grassland. (Courtesy photo by Noelle Hoffman)
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Posted: 6/12/2012

Promotion Ceremony Promotion Ceremony
Promotion Ceremony

Col. Phil Stewart, 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander, officiates the Oath of Enlistment to newly promoted Airmen during a ceremony at the Community Activity Center May 31, 2012 at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Airmen recite the oath at each promotion and re-enlistment to affirm their commitment to the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mr. John Schwab)
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Posted: 6/5/2012

548th ISRG Airmen visit Sacramento State to develop tomorrow?s leaders548th ISRG Airmen visit Sacramento State to develop tomorrow?s leaders
548th ISRG Airmen visit Sacramento State to develop tomorrow?s leaders

Capt. Richard, 13th Intelligence Squadron, speaks to Sacramento State Air Force ROTC cadets about the Air Force Commissioning Oath May 2, 2012 at the university campus in Sacramento, Calif. Cadets were briefed on the Air Force Code of Conduct, Airman's Creed, and the Commissioning Oath. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo. This image has been altered for operational security)
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548th ISRG Airmen visit Sacramento State to develop tomorrow?s leaders

Tech. Sgt. Jewell, 13th Intelligence Squadron, speaks to Sacramento State Air Force ROTC cadets about the Air Force Code of Conduct May 2, 2012 at the university campus in Sacramento, Calif. The goal of the visit to the campus was to bring personnel outside of the Air Force ROTC cadre to help expand cadet?s knowledge. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo. This image has been altered for operational security)
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Posted: 6/5/2012

First sergeants pump random kindnessFirst sergeants pump random kindness
First sergeants pump random kindness

Master Sgt. Chad Hepner, 9th Medical Group first sergeant, buys fuel for Airman 1st Class Ireton Bennett, 9th Communications Squadron, as a random act of kindness May 24, 2012 at the housing shoppette, Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Beale’s first sergeants purchased $2,000 in fuel for Airmen E-1 through E-5 and washed windshield during the Operation Warm Heart event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel)
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Posted: 5/29/2012

First sergeants pump random kindnessFirst sergeants pump random kindness
First sergeants pump random kindness

Master Sgt. Jason Twing, 9th 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, washes a windshield of a retired Airman May 24, 2012 at the housing shoppette, Beale Air Force Base, Calif. The first sergeants gave away $2,000 in fuel to Airmen E-1 through E-5 for Operation Warm Heart as random acts of kindness, but washed the windshield of each vehicle that stopped at the pumps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel)
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Posted: 5/29/2012

Preparing for flightPreparing for flight
Preparing for flight

Airman 1st Class Donell Williams, 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron RQ-4 Global Hawk avionics apprentice, wraps the cord for a DC generator on the flight line at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., May 8, 2012. Donell used to generator start an RQ-4 in preparation for a flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel)
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Posted: 5/29/2012

Keeping it cleanKeeping it clean
Keeping it clean

A U-2 Dragon Lady pilot washes a Chevrolet Camaro chase car prior to use on the Beale Air Force Base flight line May 21, 2012. To ensure the longevity of the vehicles the 9th Support Division is responsible for the maintenance of the vehicles, but pilots are required to maintain the cleanliness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel)
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Posted: 5/29/2012

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Beale Air Force Base Half Marathon

Airmen from the 306th Intelligence Squadron represent their unit during the Beale Air Force Base Half Marathon May 24, 2012 at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. More than 160 Airmen participated in the 13.1 mile run around the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel)
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Posted: 5/29/2012

Air Force Research Laboratory investigates U-2 pilot sizeAir Force Research Laboratory investigates U-2 pilot size
Air Force Research Laboratory investigates U-2 pilot size

Dr. Jeffrey Hudson, InfoSciTex biological anthropologist working for 711th Human Performance Wing Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, uses a coordinated measuring machine to map subject Airman 1st Class Alexander Scott, 9th Maintenance Squadron U-2 phase technician, inside a cockpit and create 3-D images to be used in pilot selection. Airmen from across base who fit the bill of too tall or too short to be pilots were used as test subjects. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel)
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Posted: 5/23/2012

Air Force Research Laboratory investigates U-2 pilot sizeAir Force Research Laboratory investigates U-2 pilot size
Air Force Research Laboratory investigates U-2 pilot size

Dr. Gregory Zehner, 711th Human Performance Wing senior physical anthropologist, measures Airman 1st Class Alexander Scott, 9th Maintenance Squadron U-2 phase technician, while he wears a full pressure suit for a study at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., May 22. After baseline measurements, the suit was then inflated to simulate loss of cockpit cabin pressure at high altitudes. Experts, such as Zehner, from the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, visited here May 21-24 to investigate how big or small a pilot can be and still function in the cockpit of a U-2 Dragon Lady. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel)
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Posted: 5/23/2012

    

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