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  • Reconnaissance deployment readiness at a moment’s notice

    It happens every day, an Airmen needs to deploy around the world at a moment’s notice. The 9th Logistics Readiness Squadron Individual Deployment Readiness Cell powers through any challenge getting them out the door rapidly and onto the front step of Combatant Commanders.
  • Beale Security Forces uses one shot AI enhancing capabilities

    Airmen form the 9th Security Forces Squadron have begun utilizing a sighting device during training which attaches to their weapon for precise shooting.
  • 372nd TRS Det. 21: Training future U-2 crew chiefs

    The 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and its expeditionary counterparts’ crew chiefs are responsible for launching every U-2 Dragon Lady sortie across the globe. Before all of this, they must complete U-2 crew chief training at the 372nd Training Squadron Detachment 21. The detachment, which is attached to the 372nd TRS, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, is located at Beale and is the only Mission Ready Airman (MRA) technical school for U-2s in the Air Force.
  • ACC defines HUR-RY, TOR-RY framework

    While specific start dates of tornado seasons vary based on region, they can happen at any time, day or night. On the other hand, Hurricane Season recently began on June 1 and will extend to Nov. 30. Due to catastrophic weather events that took place throughout the past 12 year, including Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Florence, the Air Force Severe Weather Readiness Assessment team recently developed an action plan for all at-risk installations across the United States.
  • 9th MXS propulsion shop essential to dragon’s roar

    The unmistakable roar of the U-2 Dragon Lady during takeoff and its vertical ascent can be heard far and wide across Beale just about every day of the week. While maintenance units from across the base are responsible for sortie production, the 9th Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion shop makes sure the roar isn’t a whimper.
  • Beale Lake Passage Project enhances partnership with California U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services

    Through the collaboration of the Air Force and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Beale Lake was surveyed for removal of its dam, a move that could help fall-run Chinook salmon and endangered steelhead migrate further upstream to a good spawning and rearing habitat.
  • 9th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department extinguish fire

    The 9th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters responded to a fire near the Rod and Gun club July 18, 2019. The firefighters train regularly to battle wildland fires, which occur on and off base.
  • Airmen and former maintainers wash SR-71 Blackbird

    The Blackbird Maintainers group and a team of Beale volunteers took the time July 12, 2019 to wash the SR-71 Blackbird static display on base. This aircraft has a special place in our and the nation's history. It called Beale home from January 1966 to January 1990.
  • One Stop Shop, for career transitions at Beale

    Finding a job can be stressful for anyone. It can be especially stressful for an active duty member separating from the military, or a dependent who is relocating. Designed to help overcome this seemingly daunting task is Career One Stop, a career advisory tool that works closely alongside the Airmen and Family Readiness Center on Beale Air Force Base, California helps eliminate this stress for veterans and their families by providing classes, such as the Transition Assistance Program.
  • Air Combat Command Global Hawk training detachment transcends

    A recent shift of control over the RQ-4 Global Hawk has been implemented within the 69th Reconnaissance Group Detachment 2. As of June 2019, the 69th RG transformed into the 319th Operations Group Det. 2. Even though the name changed, their mission stays the same supporting national objectives.
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