Beale AFB News


Retirement Resources

Retired Chief Master Sgt. Dave Johnson poses for a photo March 9, 2022 on Beale Air Force Base, California. The Retirement Activities Office is dedicated to helping the Air Force community learn more about retirement benefits. (U.S. Air Force photo...


9th SFS qualifies VQ-3 Detachment on M18

Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Jordan McGee, VQ-3 Detachment, prepares to fire the M18 modular handgun system Feb. 28, 2022, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Sailors attended an M18 course to qualify as instructors for the weapon system. (U.S. Air...


U-2 pilot assists civilian aircraft in distress call

U-2 Dragon Lady pilot sits in the cockpit of the aircraft Sept. 29, 2021 on Beale Air Force Base. The U-2 can fly at altitudes above 70,000 ft, twice as high as most airlines. (U.S. Air Force photo by A1C Alexis Pentzer)


Beale Airmen receive new dining option

The Dragon’s Lair Dining Facility opens its doors on Dec. 15, 2021, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The Dragon’s Lair opened to provide Airmen on the flightline a more accessible dining option. The Dragon’s Lair dining facility will be open to...


Veterans Day Parade 2021

A veteran high-fives a child during a Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11, 2021, in Marysville, California. The Yuba-Sutter Veterans Day Parade has been held for the past 18 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Juliana Londono)


Police Week: remembering the fallen

Master Sgt. Scott Downing, 9th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) plans and programs section chief, holds the U.S. flag while rucking with Staff Sgt. Cindy Escobar Johnson, 9th SFS electronics security systems non-commissioned officer, right, and Mike...


Tell your story: "My sister was that light for me."

Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Johnson, 9th Force Support Squadron community programming and partnership office non-commissioned officer in charge, and his sister, Janay, pose for a photo July 4, 2021, at Johnson’s church. Johnson and his sister watched as two...


United we stand

U.S. Air Force Maj. Cory Bartholomew, U-2 Dragon Lady pilot from the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, looks over his aircraft before a flight at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, June 6, 2014. Bartholomew, who is set to retire October 2014, said it will be...


High speed chase halted by defenders

Airman 1st Class Nadine Blackwood, 9th Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, poses for a photo Aug.27, 2021, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Blackwood pushed the outbound barrier button when she realized only the inbound...


Two years after a flood, the 9th PSPTS reopens

Col. Heather Fox, 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander and Lt. Col. Alisha Earls, 9th Physiological Support Squadron (PSPTS) commander, stands with other 9 PSPTS Airmen as they cut the ceremonial ribbon Aug. 20, 2021, at Beale Air Force Base,...


Reconnaissance Dominance for 108 years and counting

Maj. Kristopher Duckett, 99th Reconnaissance Squadron U-2 Dragon Lady pilot, sits in the cockpit of a U-2 after flying in pattern Aug. 11, 2021, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Duckett piloted one of three U-2s in the were built in the sixties....



Normal Gate Hours

EFFECTIVE 25 May 4:00 P.M. 
Doolittle Gate: 24/7 
Vassar Lake Gate: 24/7 
Wheatland Gate: 5:00 A.M.-9:00 P.M. 
Schneider Gate: M-F 6:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M. 
Grass Valley Gate: M-F 6 A.M.-8:00 A.M. Inbound/Outbound 
4:00 P.M.-6 P.M. Outbound ONLY 
Wheatland Vehicle Inspection: 6 AM - 4 PM (Mon-Fri) 

Beale AFB requires all visitors that access the base to be Real ID compliant, If you do not yet have the new Real ID driver’s license, you will also need a second form of government issued identification. The most common is a valid US passport, but a certified birth certificate or social security card will also work. Questions or concerns can be directed to the 9th Security Forces Squadron Operations Section at 634-0542.

Photo Studio

Beale Studio Appointment Booking

Photo Studio Hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
8:30a.m. - 3:30p.m.

**Other branch of service photos are no longer supported, ONLY U.S. Air Force.**