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9th Civil Engineer Squadron

Mission Statement


Provide the best combat ready forces worldwide, while sustaining, building, and protecting the infrastructure, facilities, and environment for the Beale community.


Vision Statement


Continue to lead and innovate in all Civil Engineer areas.


Organization Information


The 9th Civil Engineer Squadron is one of seven squadrons assigned to the 9th Mission Support Group, 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale Air Force Base, CA. The 9th Civil Engineer Squadron enables the 9th Reconnaissance Wing mission by providing superior facility, airfield, and utility system construction, operations, and maintenance; fire emergency services, explosive ordnance disposal, and emergency management; unaccompanied along with privatized family housing facilities and programs; asset optimization; and environmental security. Our squadron consists of over 400 active duty, civilians and contractors assigned to the base. CE maintains 23,000 acres of land, 726 facilities, 565 unaccompanied personnel quarters, 111 miles of electrical lines, 153 miles of water pipes, 270 miles of wastewater pipes, 31 miles of natural gas and fuel lines, 255 miles of roadways, 19 bridges, 22 dams, 10 miles of railroads, a water treatment facility, and a wastewater treatment plant valued at $4.8B. Beale AFB has a privatized housing partnership with Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC) to provide family housing for Beale AFB families.


Engineering (CEN) Flight:

The Engineering Flight is responsible for construction portfolio optimization, community planning, program development, energy management, design and construction management, installation geospatial information and services, comprehensive asset management plan integration, and advocating for higher headquarter funding. The flight provides projects management to include design, contract execution, and Simplified Acquisition of Base Engineer Requirements (SABER). In addition, the flight also provides installation mapping, facility floor plan maintenance, and CE record drawing management.


Operations (CEO) Flight:

The Operations Flight provides oversight and management of facility and infrastructure operations, maintenance and repair, material control, customer service, service contract management, and operations engineering functions. The flight provides on-site maintenance and repair sections for base wide support. Operations Flight’s sections include specialties in water, wastewater, HVAC systems, Environmental/Digital Control Systems, Entomology, structures, heavy machinery, roads, bridges, dams, generators, fuels, electrical, and alarms.  Additionally, the flight provides condition assessments and sustainment management for future facility and infrastructure sustainment projects.


Installation Management (CEI) Flight:

The Installation Management Flight has three elements; environmental, assets accountability, and housing. The environmental element provides cultural and natural resources management, environmental compliance for National Environmental Protection Act, and hazardous waste management. These programs are managed to ensure compliance with numerous Federal, State and local regulatory requirements. This element also oversees the grazing program which brings over two thousand cows on base each year. The asset accountability element provides oversight and financial management support, information technology management, human resources support and real property management. The housing element provides support and assistance for all housing, dormitory, and furnishing management. They oversee the on base housing partnership with Balfour Beatty Communities; a privatized housing company.


Readiness and Emergency Management (CEX) Flight:

The Readiness and Emergency Management Flight manages both the Prime Base

Engineer Emergency Force (BEEF) and the installation Emergency Management program.  The Prime BEEF Expeditionary Engineer Element provides cradle-to-grave oversight for all CE deployment functions.  The Emergency Management Element functions as the installation's office of emergency management and provides management of the installation EM program. Flight members teach Beale personnel on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Defense, Air Force Incident Management, and Emergency Response Operations. This flight serves as installation CBRN/HAZMAT emergency responders, Emergency Operations Center Manager and operates the installation mobile communication vehicle/mobile emergency operations center.



Fire Emergency Services (FES) Flight:  

As a core competency of the Civil Engineer community, the mission of the Beale FES Flight is to provide comprehensive programs designated to protect the lives and property of all base inhabitants, visitors, and surrounding local communities from adverse effects of fire, accidents, disasters, and exposure to hazardous conditions.  They are a dedicated team of professional emergency responders ready, willing, and able to provide top quality fire protection services through education, inspection, prevention, engineering, and emergency response activities.  The Beale FES goal is to save lives, prevent fire, and reduce the loss from fire and/or hazardous material incidents to all personnel, property, and the environment.  In addition, the flight is charged with enabling combat power support to ensure Air Combat Command remains able to conduct its worldwide mission objectives. Throughout the summer and fall months, the FES responds to on-base wildland fires and assists in the response to local wildland fires.  Wildland emergencies constitute the majority of fires Beale FES responds to every year.


Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Flight:

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight serves as a member of the Beale AFB emergency response force and provides the ability to detect, monitor, evaluate, and dispose of explosive, radioactive, chemical and biological weapons. Furthermore, the EOD Flight provides expertise to local, state and federal agencies in the form of Defense Support to Civil Authorities operations. The flight also supports the United States Secret Service in its protection of the President, and Vice President, of the United States in addition to heads of state and leaders from all over the world.  Additionally, the EOD flight is responsible for instructing base and, when requested, community members on the dangers of unexploded ordnance, improvised explosive devices, and ordnance recognition. The flight conducts classes on explosive safety for base firefighters and Security Forces Military Working Dog handlers as well as smoke grenade and ground burst simulator training for Wing Inspection Team members.




The 9th Civil Engineer Squadron was first constituted as the 9th Installations Squadron, Strategic Reconnaissance and activated on 1 May 1949. The squadron was originally located at Fairfield-Suisun (later, Travis) AFB, CA as part of the 9th Air Base (later, 9th Combat Support) Group. It was re-designated the 9th Installations Squadron on 16 March 1950 and then on 16 April 1953, the squadron moved from Fairfield-Suisun to Mountain Home AFB, Idaho where it was later re-designated as the 9th Civil Engineer Squadron on 1 July 1960. The 9 CES remained at Mountain Home, AFB until 1 January 1966 when it was deactivated.  Later in August 1972, the 9th CES was reactivated at Beale AFB, CA only to be inactivated again on 1 January 1990. However, this inactivation only lasted a few months and the squadron was reactivated on 1 September 1990 and continues through present day.




The emblem’s colors of blue and yellow represent the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of the Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The shield colored yellow, green, and black represents the old colors of the Air Service parted by a wavy line representing the Rio Grande River, paying homage to the service in Mexico. The three sides of the triangle symbolize the unit’s motto and core values of Commitment, Excellence, and Service. The charging rhinoceros signifies strength, determination, and energy; those qualities required by unit personnel to support the worldwide Air Force mission. The four black crosses represent the four WWI offensives, Aisne-Marne, Champagne-Marne, Meusse-Argonne, and St. Mihiel, in which squadrons later assigned to the 9th Wing fought.

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