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Diversity & Inclusion Council

The Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Council is not simply a committee of your peers; we present a call to action for Recce Town and its leaders on a daily basis by taking an active role in gathering and sharing our stories, experiences, and trials across diverse backgrounds – this includes all members of Recce Town (AD, Guard, Reserve, Civ, Ctr, and family members). If you’re interested in learning more in what the council does, when we meet, or how you can get involved contact our Distro at 9RW.Diversity.Inclusion@us.af.mil.

Also, keep an eye out for Beale’s Diversity Day coming up on Thu, 15 April 2021! If you have an inspiring story you feel comfortable sharing with the base regarding diversity and inclusion, please contact the Diversity Day point of contact, SSgt Taylor White at taylor.white.9@us.af.mil DSN 634-4747.


Chapel: Ash Wednesday

The Beale AFB Catholic and Protestant Communities are hosting a “Drive Thru” disposition of ashes in the parking lots of Valley Chapel (main base) and the Ramoneda Grill, on Wed 17 Feb 21 from 1130-1300.  Participants are asked to remain in their vehicles and wear face masks.


2021 Beale AFB G-7 Deer Hunt

Hunt Dates: 14 August – 31 October 2021

Lottery Date: Thursday, 20 May 2021, 10:00 a.m. at the 9th CES Large Conference Room, Building 25390

Eligible Participants: Active Duty & Retired Military Members

Submit a photo copy of your 2021-2022 CA hunting license & a copy of your military ID

A phone number& email address are required to qualify.

You may hand-deliver, postal mail, or email the above requirements to:

9 CES-CEIEC, 6425 B Street, Beale AFB, CA 95903

Tag Costs: Will be announced at a later date

Only 20 tags are issued for this highly interested hunt

16 tags drawn for active duty military & 4 tags for retired military

Consider your availability & interest for this hunt before applying. i.e. TDYs, Deployments, etc.

For questions contact Ed Broskey via email at edward.broskey@us.af.mil or Tamara Gallentine at tamara.gallentine.2@us.af.mil


9th Medical Group

We proudly present our newly organized “Warrior Wellness Working Group” which consists of 2 Registered Nurses, Disease Manager, Registered Dietician, and Exercise Physiologist. Our goal is to promote wellness through proper diet, exercise, and healthy lifestyle. Every month we will be sending out a flyer with a healthy recipe and fitness activities based on the theme of the month. Most importantly, while the PT test is not slated to start until April, now is the perfect time to condition your strength and endurance.

To schedule an appointment with our Registered Dietician and Exercise Physiologist please call or email them (530) 634-2941 to leave a message:

Dietician: Ms. Shalaleh (Shelly) Khoie (shalaleh.khoei.ctr@mail.mil)

Exercise Physiology: Mr. Dale Collins (dale.e.collins6.civ@mail.mil)


There’s nothing more valuable than the feedback from our patients. If you have been a patient of ours, then we want to hear from you! Please join us for the Patient-Family Partnership Council (PFPC) virtual meeting, every third Wednesday of the month at 1200 with any suggestions or recommendations you may have. We strive to improve the service we offer so your successive visits at the 9th Medical Group would be more productive and satisfying. For details, please contact: Mrs. Brittney Keely at 530-713-4056 or SSgt Khan at 530-634-4020.


Volunteers needed for Women’s History Month (March) & Holocaust days of remembrance (April) 

The EO office is looking for volunteers to plan and execute events for Women’s History Month and Holocaust Days of Remembrance. The goal of a special observance is to foster teamwork and to educate the base populace on the contributions made by different ethnic and diverse groups to our nation. If you are interested in volunteering for either special observance, please contact the EO Office at 9RW.EO@us.af.mil or DSN: 368- 2077.


Eagle Eyes Program

Complacency is the one of the biggest challenges in fighting terrorism. In an effort to prevent this from occurring the Air Force developed the Eagle Eyes program. The Air Force's Eagle Eyes program is an initiative to supply you with the information necessary to recognize possible terrorist activities in any stage from planning to execution, and provide a process by which you can report that suspicious activity if detected to law enforcement officials. In many ways, it is like a neighborhood watch program for the entire Air Force community. The first step towards participation is understanding the below elements of the Eagle Eyes program:

  • Surveillance: Individuals recording or monitoring US personnel, facilities, or installations, through the use of cameras, note taking materials, drawing diagrams, writing on maps, binoculars, etc.
  • Elicitation: Anyone attempting to gain information by mail, fax, telephone, or in person about military personnel, installations, operations, missions or postures
  • Tests of Security: Attempts to measure reaction times to security breaches or to penetrate physical security barriers/procedures, including the placement of suspicious packages on or near the base
  • Supply Acquisition: Stealing, purchasing, or trying to purchase explosives, weapons, ammunition, uniforms, decals, GOV vehicles, license plates, military equipment, passes, ID cards, badges, etc.
  • Suspicious Persons: People that do not seem to belong in the workplace, neighborhood, etc.
  • Dry Run: Practicing a terrorist operation and moving people into position without actually committing a terrorist act
  • Deploying Assets: People and supplies getting into position to commit the act. This is the last opportunity to alert authorities before a terrorist act is executed.


Reporting Procedures: Once you've acquired all of the pertinent details (who, what, when, where, why, and how) of your suspicious observation, immediately contact 9 SFS (634-2131) or AFOSI Det-218 (634-2383).


Legal Office Tax Information

Whether you’re doing taxes yourself or getting professional support from resources like Military OneSource MilTax, the process can be a lot easier if you understand the proper state you should claim for tax purposes, and the difference between a Tax Deduction, a Tax Credit, and a Distribution.  When determining which state a military member should consider their legal residence, the best place to start is by reviewing the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA)/Military Spouse Residency Relief Act. In general, these documents state individuals are considered residents of the state where they physically reside for purposes of taxation. However, military members and their spouses have special protections when they are living in a state solely due to military orders.  Under the provisions of the Service members Civil Relief Act, the military member may choose to retain their legal residence in another state, when that residence is appropriately established using the laws of that state. The SCRA, as amended by the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act and subsequent laws, permits a military spouse to use their active-duty husband or wife’s state of legal residence for purposes of taxation and voting. Now that we understand in what state a member should file, let’s discuss the difference between a tax credit, tax deduction and distribution, and how these tax applications uniquely effect military members.

Tax Deduction: An income tax deduction reduces the amount of income that is subject to taxation.  The example of military moving deductions can be found below.

Moving Deductions: Military members may be able to deduct certain unreimbursed moving expenses from their income if their move is due to PCS orders. A complete list of instructions, restrictions and permitted items can be found in the Instructions for IRS Form 3903, Moving Expenses.

Tax Credit: An income tax credit directly reduces the tax that you owe by the full amount of the credit. The example of child and dependent tax credits can be found below.

Dependent/Child Care Credit: If you paid someone to care for your child, dependent, or spouse, so that you could work or look for work you can file a Form 2441 with your tax return claiming child and dependent care expenses.

Distribution: A distribution occurs when the entity distributes, on an annual or quarterly basis, enough cash to enable its owners to satisfy their income tax liabilities.  The example of qualified reservist distributions can be found below.

Qualified Reservist Distributions: Military reservists, including National Guard, who are called to federal duty for more than 179 days may request a distribution from their tax-advantage retirement plan. Qualified reservist distributions are not subject to the 10% early withdrawal penalty, though they will incur the regular income tax if applicable. Reserve component members who use a qualified reservist distribution may recontribute the amount to their account within two years of leaving active service.

If you have any specific questions when filing your taxes through MilTax the Base Legal Office is available to assist.  Individuals seeking such assistance may call (530) 634-2928 to schedule a legal assistance appointment.  Those scheduling an appointment are encouraged to provide as much information as possible prior to the appointment, as these questions often require advance research by the legal team.


Scholarships for Military Children

The February 17 deadline to apply to the Scholarships for Military Children program, administered by the nonprofit Fisher House Foundation, is quickly approaching.

A total of 500 scholarship grants, each for $2,000, will be awarded for the 2021-22 school year with at least one recipient selected at every commissary location where qualified applications are received. Additional recipients will be selected based on a prorated basis, so more applicants will be selected from those commissaries with larger numbers of applicants. All rules and requirements for the program, as well as links to frequently asked questions and the application, are available at MilitaryScholar.org.


Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation accepting applications for annual scholarship program

Applications are now being accepted for the Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation scholarship program for the 2021/2022 academic year. All residents living in Balfour Beatty Communities housing – including spouses and children – who are pursuing a degree are eligible to apply.

The Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation Scholarship Program recognizes those residents who are students or aspiring students excelling academically and looking to make a di­fference both in and out of the classroom. Scholarship applicants must currently reside in Balfour Beatty Community housing and plan to attend or already attend an accredited college or university in the fall of 2021, or be enrolled in a program of study designed to transfer directly into a four-year program.

The Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to supporting the post-secondary educational goals of residents who live in a Balfour Beatty community. More than 300 academic scholarships have been awarded to residents since the program was established in 2009. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $2,500, with the potential for larger amounts for exceptional submissions.

For more details regarding scholarship requirements and to complete an online application, please visit the Foundation’s website, www.bbcommunitiesfoundation.org. Applications must be submitted no later than March 18, 2021.


Military Health System (MHS) Genesis

MHS GENESIS Patient Portal is a secure website that allows you to access your health information, schedule appointments, and exchange messages with your care team anytime and anywhere. It replaces TRICARE Online (TOL) and Secure Messaging for sites currently using MHS GENESIS. To access the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal, visit patientportal.mhsgenesis.health.mil. For questions regarding the DS Logon, visit www.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect or contact the Global Support Center (GSC) at 800-600-9332.


Exchange Micro Markets Deliver Contactless Convenience to Beale AFB Airmen

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it safe and easy for Airmen to stock up on food, snacks, and beverages at three self-serve micro markets at Beale AFB.

Strategically positioned to serve Airmen working odd hours or in out-of-the-way locations, the unmanned, automated convenience stores are conveniently located at Base Ops BLDG 1060, Intel Campus BLDG 23265, and Smith Hall BLDG 6200.

Exchange micro markets offer better-for-you options that support a BE FIT lifestyle, including assorted Cliff Bars, Fuji Apple Chips and more. Transactions are also 100% contactless, helping Warfighters maintain physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s not always easy for Airmen to get to the Exchange and back during breaks— this format brings the Exchange to them in a safe, sanitized and secure setting,” said Beale AFB Exchange General Manager Gail LeCour. “With the emergence of COVID-19, micro markets have become even more important, allowing busy Warfighters to pick up what they need in a zero-contact environment.”

LeCour said the Exchange is honored to serve troops quarantined at Beale AFB as they await their return home.

“The Exchange is truly honored to do its part to serve and support our heroes, especially during these challenging times,” LeCour said. “Micro markets have become a significant force multiplier to the Exchange’s ongoing efforts to protect America’s Warfighters.”

The micro markets are among more than 100 operated by the Exchange at 50 military installations worldwide. First introduced in 2014, micro markets are one of the Exchange’s fastest-growing formats, with the number of active locations more than doubling in the past 18 months. More than 30 new Exchange micro markets are expected to open in 2021.

Volunteer Oportunities

Violence Prevention Facilitators Needed

Click here to view information and application

9th Medical Group

The 9th Medical group is looking for patient volunteers for our Patient and Family Partnership Council. PFPCs incorporate the voices of patients and families into policies, processes, and decision making in the Medical Group. A commitment of a few hours a month can make a change in how we provide care. If interested, contact MSgt Alexis Castillo at alexis.d.castillo.mil@mail.mil

Airmen’s Attic

The Airmen’s Attic, sponsored by the Beale Enlisted Spouses Club, is looking for volunteers, active duty and dependents, to help out with sorting and displaying donations. We have day and evening hours, plus one Saturday a month. If you have time in your schedule to help out, we have a place for you!  Please call the Airmen’s Attic at 530-634-5640, or visit us at 2459 Robert Nicoletti Way, to get signed up.   

Food Bank

Volunteers needed Yuba-Sutter Food Bank is looking for 6-10 individuals to help sort and pack food the first Saturday of each month. Volunteers may contact Patrick Hamilton with the food bank at 530-673-3834. The food bank provides free food to Beale Airmen and Families the last Friday of each month.   

Junior Achievement

JA's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Typically, volunteers will meet with their assigned class for five to seven weekly visits, depending on the grade level and program that you are teaching. Please check our website, www.jasac.org for further information.

Sacramento Stand Down Association (SSDA)

The SSDA is a grassroots, community-based intervention program designed to help the nation’s thousands of homeless veterans on the street. Homeless veterans are brought together at a single location for three days and provided access to resources needed to begin rebuilding their lives. The many success stories originating from SSDA speak for themselves. We have monthly volunteer opportunities for anyone who wants to give a "hand up" to our homeless veteran community. Military, civilians, and spouses are all welcome to volunteer. Please contact david.bobb.1@us.af.mil or john.walters.5@us.af.mil or teresa.brazile@us.af.mil 

Thrift Shop 

The Thrift Shop, located across from the commissary, is seeking volunteers to help sort donations during business hours. Volunteers are needed anytime on Tuesdays 930-1430 and/or Thursdays 930-1330. Come be a part of our staff and see for yourself what a fun atmosphere the Thrift Shop can be! For more information, please call the Beale Thrift Shop at 530-634-1893 or visit our location, 6201 B Street, Beale AFB, CA during business hours of Tuesday, 0930-1430 and Thursday, 0930-1330.

Groups, Clubs & Organizations

The following groups, clubs and organizations are not endorsed by Beale AFB, the U.S. Air Force or the Department of Defense


Air Force Sergeant’s Association (AFSA)


Air Force Sergeant’s Association (AFSA) Chapter 1372 Your AFSA "Gold Country" Chapter #1372 is a non-profit organization representing the professional and personal interests of active, retired and veteran enlisted members of the United States Air Force and their families. Monthly general meetings are held 1130, every 3rd Thursday, in the DFAC Flag Room. To get involved and learn more about how AFSA can benefit you, contact a council member/squadron rep, come to a meeting, or visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/afsachapter1372.


Association of Old Crows


The Association of Old Crows (AOC) is a not-for-profit international professional association with over 13,500 members and 180+ organizations engaged in the science and practice of Electronic Warfare (EW), Information Operations (IO), and related disciplines such as SIGINT. The local organization for Beale is the Golden Gate Chapter. www.crows.org


A.F.G.E Local 2025 Union


The Union meets the last Wednesday of the month at 12 p.m. at the Union Hall Building number 2469, located behind the Base Exchange (BX) in between the Omni (Airman's Attic) and the manual Car Wash on 23rd Street. All current and bargaining unit members are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions you may call David Cogar, Local President at (209) 248-9021or e-mail dyankee6823@yahoo.com.


African American Heritage Council (AAHC)

We are proud to announce the establishment of a new private organization here at Beale, the African American Heritage Council (AAHC). The goal of AAHC is to plan, coordinate and direct activities throughout the year that heighten cultural impact awareness between all cultures at Beale and the surrounding community. Please come out and join us!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the POCs listed below:

President: SSgt Ashley Jasmin

Vice President: SSgt Rashad Patrick

Secretary: SrA Jessica Ortiz

Treasurer: A1C Jarikka Clyde

Media Representative: A1C Lannis Bumck

Events Coordinator: TSgt Aurora Martin


Beale Airmen Against Drunk Driving (BAADD)


Visit the BAADD Sharepoint (available on DoD computers only) to volunteer.


Beale Air Force Association


Your Beale AFA Chapter 333 is important to the wing and local community, supporting active-duty military, retirees, and family members.  We support functions and events such as the Wing open house, Operation Warm Heart, the annual Yuba-Sutter Veterans Stand-down, FTAC, community teacher awards, and various educational grant programs including the Pitsenbarger Award.  Monthly general meetings are held at 1200 every 4th Monday of the month in the Contrails DFAC. To get involved or learn more about how the AFA benefits you, come to a meeting, visit the AFA webpage at: http://www.afa.org, or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BealeAFA333/


Beale AFB Parents Advisory Board (PAB)


The Beale Parent Advisory Board acts in an advisory capacity. PAB meets with representatives from the CDC, Youth Center, and the FCC programs once a month. Together they plan events, organize fundraisers and discuss topics that are important to parents and providers alike. PAB also brings any concerns or issues parents may have to the attention of the providers and they work together. PAB meetings are meant to get parents and providers on the same page and working in harmony to make all youth programs at Beale the best they can be. PAB meets the first Tuesday of every month 1130-1230 in the CDC conference room. ALL parents with children enrolled in any of the base youth programs are welcomed to attend. Questions or comments? Join us at the next meeting or Email: bafbpab@gmail.com Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/862649177145994/

(Search Beal AFB Parent Advisory Board).


Beale Airmen Talk & Travel (B.A.T.T.)


Have the Travel Bug? Want to meet new people? Interested in local events? LOVE ADVENTURES!? Then B.A.T.T. is the club for you! Please join our Facebook Group today at



Beale CGO Council


To develop and sustain an Air Force-wide CGO information network focused on professional development, base support, community service and esprit-de-corps; and advocating CGO officer issues and CGOC organizational status to senior USAF leaders. For more information e-mail Lt Dan Morrison daniel.morrison.12@us.af.mil or 9RW.CGOC@us.af.mil


Beale Enlisted Spouses Club


The Beale Enlisted Spouses Club (BESC) is a diverse group of spouses dedicated to serving the community and forming connections with other spouses of active duty and retired enlisted members here on Beale Air Force Base. BESC holds monthly general membership meetings and hosts social activities to provide its members with opportunities to build strong personal relationships. Likewise, we conduct regular charitable projects that promote community involvement and goodwill.  Please, visit us at www.FB.com/BESCinfo  or email BESCsecretary@yahoo.com.


Beale Officers’ Spouses’ Club


The Beale Officers’ Spouses’ Club (BOSC) promotes social and charitable endeavors through non-profitable activities. Our club encourages friendship among its members while providing a strong support network and opportunities for meaningful volunteer work. BOSC distributes scholarships and donations to qualified students and organizations. Membership is open to all spouses of active duty, reserve, and retired officers, as well as civilians who are eligible to be members of BOSC. Please visit us at facebook.com/BealeOfficersSpousesClubPage, or email us at bealeofficersspousesclub@gmail.com for more information.


Beale Playgroup


The Beale Playgroup meets weekly and is a great way for moms and dads new to Beale to make friends and get involved.  Find them on Facebook and contact them at bealeplaygroup@gmail.com.


Beale Top-3


The Top-3 is a private organization with the goal to developing esprit-de-corps and a sense of unity; maintaining and fostering a sense of camaraderie among enlisted members; promoting traditional values and customs; sustaining the health, welfare and morale of the enlisted corps; fostering professional development and readiness; developing leadership qualities; supporting selected initiatives and functions; and promoting Air Force standards and policy.  Like us on Facebook ® "Beale Top 3" and visit us at  Beale Top-3 - The Movers and Shakers of Beale AFB.


If you are interested in speaking about the Air Force, your career field, military history, or life in the military, then join the base speaker’s bureau.  As a member, Public Affairs will contact you to address off-base requests from veteran’s groups, schools, professional organizations, military museums, community leaders, etc. PA will set you up with the event POC and all pertinent information.  Interested speakers can email 9rw.pa@us.af.mil or call 634-8887.


Beale Cub Scout Pack 64


The Cub Scouts are active on Beale AFB for boys grades 1-5. We usually meet at the Scout Hut on base, but occasionally meet at other locations for field trips and outings.  The Cub Scout program teaches personal values, respect for nature, goal achievement, and good sportsmanship in a fun and safe environment.  Pack 64 is open for ALL members that have access to Beale AFB. For questions contact Cubmaster Brian Bilello (919-799-0079) and check out our Facebook page at



Beale Whisperers Toastmaster Club


Toastmasters International is one of the best places to sharpen your leadership and communicating skills in a nonthreatening atmosphere.  They meet at Edu 111 every Tuesday at noon.  For more information, please see http://beale.toastmastersclubs.org/


Dry Creek Saddle Club


If you own or are planning on purchasing a horse, the Dry Creek Saddle Club offers a 300 acre self-care facility. You have access to your own barn, large arena, 2 round pens and 1000's of acres of trails in the Spenceville Wildlife area. Contact: dcscbafb@gmail.com


Beale 5/6


The Beale 5/6 is dedicated to providing the framework for molding future leaders at Beale Air Force Base through the promotion of professional and personal growth, continued education, and base/community involvement. E-1s through E-6s may check out the Beale 5/6 Sharepoint site (available on DoD computers only) and become active members by attending the monthly meetings.


Single Parents Group


The Beale AFB Single Parents Group educates single parents on resources and provide a strong support system. POC is Karen Waples at (530) 634-2863 and karen.waples@us.af.mil


BSA Troop 44


The Boy Scouts of America, Troop 44, meets here on base in Bldg 3308 – “the Scout Hut”.  Just look for the green canoes, located on Camp Beale Hwy between the Youth Center and Lone Tree School on the Vasser Lake Gate side of the road.  The troop serves the Beale AFB community for boys in 6th – 12th grades.  POC is Jeffery Hendricks, phone: (530) 634-0625.


Green Knights MMC Chapter 19


The Green Knights MMC is a military affiliated and chartered motorcycle club. Our purpose is the promotion and education of motorcycling to the community on and off base, as well as an opportunity to enjoy riding. We work closely with 9 RW Safety and unit MSRs to host safety/refresher rides to base personnel who require them. The Green Knights do not discriminate against any person or type of motorcycle or scooter. If interested check out our Facebook page: GREEN KNIGHTS MILITARY MOTORCYCLE CLUB, CHAPTER 19


Sacramento National Contract Management Association (NCMA)


The Sacramento NCMA is non-profit organization providing professional resources for those in the field of contract management. Our monthly meetings provide members with professional contracts information, mentorship, and networking opportunities. For information of our next meeting please see: http://www.ncmagoldrush.org  and/or https://www.facebook.com/NCMASacramento


USAFA Association of Graduates, Sacramento Chapter


   The Sacramento Chapter of the Association of Graduates of the Air Force Academy serves graduates in the greater Sacramento area and Central Valley of California, providing opportunities for fellowship and engagement, professional networking and growth, and service to those in need.  We promote camaraderie among our community of graduates, building on our common experiences as cadets, service members, veterans, professionals, and residents of the greater Sacramento Area and Central Valley.

   Participation is open to all Air Force Academy graduates.  No membership required.
   To learn more about our chapter, please visit our web site at http://www.sacaog.usafachapters.org.

   To keep informed of chapter activities, please register for our Mailchimp email list (http://eepurl.com/dLIYeU).


The Yuba Sutter Tri Club


The Yuba Sutter Tri Club welcomes athletes of all levels who like to swim, bike, and run!  Members range from those who just enjoy a good swim and occasional jog to Ironman finishers!  You don’t have to commit to 140.6 miles to be part of the YSTC family (but we will definitely support you along the way!)  Find us on Facebook or visit www.yubasuttertriclub.com






BAAD Drivers Needed

If you need a ride, call


Beale Airmen Against Drunk Driving seeks volunteer drivers every weekend to help prevent DUI incidences among our Airmen.

If you would like to volunteer to save lives please go online to BAAD (click here) and fill out the online form by Friday morning.

If you have not filled out an MFR and Waiver you can find them on the website, please include them with your volunteer signup form. If you have previously filled out an MFR and Waiver just indicate that on the signup form.

To volunteer as a BADD driver, please email baddairmen@gmail.com.

If you need a ride, call



Events and Opportunities

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