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9th Logistics Readiness Squadron




The 9th Logistics Readiness Squadron is located at Beale Air Force Base, California, providing deployment and fuels support to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, 7th Space Warning Squadron, 548th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group, 940th Wing (AFRC), 195th Wing (ANG), and multiple other tenant units.  Fuels operations include support to the RQ-4 Global Hawk, T-38 Talon, transient aircraft, as well as the largest active special fuel account in the Air Force to enable the U-2 Dragon Lady. The squadron is also responsible for all Beale deployments in support of contingencies, exercises and higher headquarters taskings. Additionally, the squadron manages the 9th Reconnaissance Wing's $6.8 million War Reserve Materiel and $1M Host-Tenant Support Agreement programs.


The 9th LRS consists of 70 military members and two Department of the Air Force civilians. The squadron is organized into a Fuels Management Flight, Deployments Flight, Quality Assurance Section and Commander's Support Staff.



Constituted from the 9th Supply Squadron and portions of the 9th Logistics Support Squadron, the 9th Logistics Readiness Squadron history is multifaceted.


The 9th Supply Squadron, Strategic Reconnaissance, was activated 1 May 1949.  Redesignated 9th Supply Squadron on 16 Mar 1950.  Discontinued, and inactivated, on 1 Jan 1966.  Activated on 1 Aug 1972.  Inactivated on 30 Sep 1975.  Activated on 15 Mar 1983.  Inactivated on 1 Jan 1990.  Activated on 1 Sep 1991.  Redesignated 9th Logistics Readiness Squadron on 1 Oct 2003.  


The 9th Logistics Support Squadron was activated in 1992 and redesignated the 9th Maintenance Operations Squadron 27 Aug 2002. The logistics planning portion of the squadron was reassigned to the 9th Logistics Readiness Squadron upon its creation 1 Oct 2003.



9 Maintenance and Supply Group, 1 May 1949; 9 Air Base (later, 9 Combat Support) Group, 10 Feb 1951; 9 Bombardment (later, 9 Strategic Aerospace) Wing, 1 Oct 1961; 9 Combat Support Group,   1 Jul 1963-1 Jan 1966.  9 Combat Support Group, 1 Aug 1972; 456 Bombardment Wing, 1 Jul-30 Sep 1975.  9 Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, 15 Mar 1983-1 Jan 1990.  9 Logistics Group, 1 Sep 1991; 9 Mission Support Group, 18 Sep 2002-. 



Fairfield-Suisun (later, Travis) AFB, CA, 1 May 1949; Mountain Home AFB, ID, 16 Apr 1953-1 Jan 1966.  Beale AFB, CA, 1 Aug 1972-30 Sep 1975.  Beale AFB, CA, 15 Mar 1983-1 Jan 1990.  Beale AFB, CA, 1 Sep 1991-.     



Meritorious Unit Awards: 1 Jun 2009-31 May 2011; 1 Jun 2013-31 May 2014.  Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jan 1957-31 Jan 1958; 1 Jul 1973-30 Jun 1975; 1 Jul 1983-30 Jun 1984; 1 Jul 1985-30 Jun 1986; 1 Jul 1986-30 Jun 1987; 1 Jul-31 Dec 1989; 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1994; 1 Jul 1994-30 Jun 1995; 1 Jun 1996-31 May 1998; 1 Jun 1998-31 May 2000; 1 Jun 2002-31 May 2004; 1 Jun 2005-31 May 2007; 1 Jun 2007-31 May 2009; 1 Jun 2009-31 May 2010; 1 Jun 2011-31 May 2012; 1 Jun 2014-31 May 2015.   

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 8 May 2016



Description. On an Air Force golden yellow disc bordered Air Force blue, two stylized, silhouetted aircraft, fesswise in dexter (right) and base respectively each leaving a white trail edged Air Force blue to sinister (left); over all bendwise, pointing to chief a stylized, silhouetted missile , Air Force blue, leaving a trail palewise to base in sinister, white edged Air Force blue; the border charged with a circle of nine white stars evenly spaced; over all a red lightning bolt bendwise, issuing from sinister and extending beyond the border in dexter chief. Above the disc, on a white scroll, edged and inscribed black, the squadron motto SUI GENERIS. Below the disc, on a white scroll, edged and inscribed black, the squadron designation 9TH LOGISTICS READINESS SQUADRON.  SIGNIFICANCE.  The emblem is symbolic of the squadron’s heritage and its mission. Against a background of golden yellow within a wide ultramarine blue border to reflect the Air Force colors, a missile, lightning bolt and aircraft indicate support to missiles, communications, and aircraft. The nine stars symbolize the squadron's numerical designation. The motto, “SUI GENERIS” is Latin for “In a class of our own”, reflecting the 9th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s unique structure and high standards of excellence.

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Yesterday members of Beale came together for a speed networking event as part of Women's Equality Day. The focus of the event was to foster small group conversations on a variety of topics, such as the inclusion of men and women across the armed forces, progress that has been made, and how we can improve in the future. 25th Air Force 9th RW Commander Gen Mike Holmes
If you need to talk to someone or elevate an issue, please don’t hesitate to reach out directly to us, 9th RW Commander, 9th RW Command Chief, or even our leadership at ACC. We may not always have the answer or be able to directly help, but we can find the people or organizations that will make sure you have what you need to be your best self. Service before self does not mean service instead of self. When you are at your best, we are all better for it. When you can’t get there yourself, we will be here to help carry the load.
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