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  • Transition doesn’t stop 69th Maintenance Squadron Detachment 1 mission

    The 12th Aircraft Maintenance Unit recently transitioned and became the 69th Maintenance Squadron Detachment 1 out of Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. The unit is responsible for keeping the RQ-4 at Beale serviceable and ready to provide high-altitude reconnaissance to commanders.
  • 9th SFS implements shift change, experience improvements

    The 9th Security Forces Squadron is always looking for ways to evolve and provide Beale with better security, and as a way to do so the unit went from running 12-hour shifts to 8-hour shifts.
  • 9th MXS Fabrication Flight: Three shops one team

    When metal or composite parts and components on Beale need to be tested, repaired or created from scratch the 9th Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight provides these vital capabilities and keeps the reconnaissance mission moving forward.
  • 940th AMXS crew chief’s KC-135 launch ops

    The 940th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron is responsible for inspecting, maintaining, and launching the KC-135 Stratotanker fleet on base. They are essential in the 940th Air Refueling Wing’s mission and the total force structure of the Air Force.
  • 9th PSPTS show resilience, continue mission in face of flood

    The 9th Physiological Support Squadron main building experienced major flooding the night of Jan. 6, 2019, and into the morning.
  • Beale Military Liaison Counsel Member, Ron Bartoli dies at age 81

    BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.--Remembered for many accomplishments throughout the community and avid supporter of Beale, Ron Bartoli, passed away at the age of 81. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he was a U.S. Army veteran who started several successful businesses and was a longtime board member of the Sierra Central Credit Union. Ron passed away Dec. 3,
  • More than a phase: 9th MXS maintenance critical to U-2 mission set

    Reconnaissance is the oldest mission set in combat aviation making the U-2 Dragon Lady essential to the mission of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing and the Air Force as a whole. Ensuring the long-term performance of the U-2 falls upon a team of Airmen in the 9th Maintenance Squadron who perform phase maintenance on the airframe.
  • Safe driving during winter season

    BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Winter has arrived once again to Beale Air Force Base and with the drop in temperature, rain systems, strong wind currents and even fog, there is an increased risk to those driving. The 9th Security Forces Squadron reminds those who call Recce Town home and the surrounding populace to practice safety precautions during this time of year.
  • Perimeter Patrols: 9th SFS provides base security on UTVs

    The 9th Security Forces Squadron conducts patrols of the base’s 26-mile perimeter on utility terrain vehicles (UTV) to help ensure the base is secure. They conduct at least three patrols every day. During the patrols they check for damage to the fence or any other signs of tampering. The off-road nature of the UTVs allows them to move over obstacles and go through water.
  • Beale’s Bovines enjoy our Reconnaissance

    One of the things that makes Beale unique is the U-2 Dragon Lady, another is the presence of cows on the base. The cows are such a fixture there is actually a running cow count, which currently stands at 1881. The cows are here due to a grazing program where the base leases approximately 12,000 acres to ranchers for their cattle to graze from November through May. In addition to money brought in from the leases, the bovines help reduce the number of invasive species and aid in fire suppression.
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