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9th Communications Squadron

9 Comm Sq

9 Comm Sq


Employ, deploy, and develop Airmen to provide cyberspace and communication mission assurance capabilities for globally integrated operations.


Be the premier cyberspace organization to assure globally integrated operations anytime, anyplace, across multiple domains.


Activated on 1 May 1949 as the 9th Communications Squadron, Strategic Reconnaissance. The 9th Communications Squadron provides cyberspace operations and maintenance to the Department of Defense and Air Force Information Networks to defend against nefarious cyber activities. Additionally, the 9th CS provides communications and information systems and services to customers assigned to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, 940th Wing and associated units.  Finally, the 9th CS plans and provides life-cycle management for installation network infrastructure, command and control systems, telephones, radios, and additional specialized weapons systems.

The disc, in ultramarine blue, represents the sky as a medium for communications and as the primary theater for the Air Force. The yellow band with four black crosses emphasizes the 9th Communication Squadron's ties to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing. The lightning bolts surrounding the Greek letter Sigma represents the summation of the many diverse communications systems originating from our squadron and branching out to encompass the entire wing. The red and silver signify the strength we need to accomplish the mission and our faith in our abilities to do so.

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award:

1 June 1973 to 31 May 1975
1 June 1974 to 31 May 1976
1 June 1976 to 31 May 1978
1 June 1993 to 31 May 1994
1 June 1994 to 31 May 1995
1 June 1996 to 31 May 1998
1 June 1998 to 31 May 2000
1 June 2000 to 31 May 2002
1 June 2002 to 31 May 2004
1 June 2005 to 31 May 2007
1 June 2007 to 31 May 2009
1 June 2009 to 31 May 2012

1 June 2014 to 31 May 2015


Air Force Meritorious Unit Award


1 June 2009 to 31 May 2011

1 June 2013 to 31 May 2014


Point of Contact
9 CS, 6252 B St., Beale AFB, CA 95903; telephone: (530) 634-2898, DSN 368-2898. Normal business hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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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.
#PortDawgs are a pivotal part of how Recce Town makes our mission happen.
Beale sheet metal Airmen have been restoring a vertical stabilizer to serve as a memorial to Lt. Col. Ira Eadie. Eadie passed away after a U-2 crash September 20, 2016. The vertical stabilizer was salvaged from the crash and after being refurbished it will be put on display in his honor. The official unveiling date and time has yet to be determined. 9th RW Commander
Staying mobile is key in today’s Air Force, good thing Recce Town has an exceptional Individual Deployment Readiness Center team keeping the mission going.
An amazing turnout in an amazing effort to help veterans. The Yuba Sutter Stand Down is still going on, stop by if you get a chance. Do you know all the benefits that veterans can receive?
Another #MissionMonday to kick off your week! The 9th Medical Group's Dental Flight works tirelessly to keep Recce Town's teeth sparkling clean. Clean teeth keep Airmen across the base healthy and fit to fight.
Beale Airmen have been members of the local community for a long time. Being part of the Yuba Sutter Stand Down really is veterans helping veterans both retired and active. The event will be held August 21-23 at the Cotton Rosser Pavilion in Marysville’s Riverfront Park. For more information visit: http://www.yubasutterveteransstanddown.org/
In response to the CSAF-directed Resilience Tactical Pause, Airmen from the 9th Reconnaissance Wing Staff Agency, alongside the Community Support Coordinator took time engaging each other to grow connections to one another, and to help prevent interpersonal and self-directed violence. In all the Air Force is taking a day to actively seek feedback on resiliency. If there is any feedback that you would like to submit regarding issues or information in your work environment, please send it to usaf.resilience@mail.mil #RTP #ResilienceTacticalPause
When brand new U-2 crew chiefs come to Beale they don't start with the 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Instead they begin learning how to work on the U-2 at the 372nd Training Squadron Det. 21. The detachment then molds them into the great Recce crew chiefs you see everyday. To read more: https://bit.ly/31LB5Vp Air Education and Training Command
Sad to see a Col. Werner and family leave Recce Town. Good luck on your next adventures. Warm welcome to Col. Heather Fox, the new 9th Operations Group commander, and her family to Team Beale. ECHO VICTOR!
#ICYMI we recently passed the U-2s 64th anniversary of its first flight. Still going strong! Follow the link below to get more info on the Dragon Lady’s first flight... 👇👇👇 Lockheed Martin 9th RW Commander 9th RW Command Chief https://www.businessinsider.com/anniversary-of-u2-spy-plane-accident-first-flight-in-1955-2019-8
Can you hear me now?
The Airman and Family Readiness Center partnered with Operation Homefront to host this year's back to school brigade. The event helps offset the cost of school supplies for military families by providing them with learning essentials.
The Dragon Lady's roar can be heard far and wide. Thanks to the propulsion shop. The U-2 engine maintenance they do goes a long way in keeping Recce Town flying. To read more: https://bit.ly/2MhgV0Q
Since its beginning, Recce Town has been sending it. What have you done to #SendIt for the mission? #U2dragonlady