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  • 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.
  • Lumber jacks of all trades: 9th CES Dirt Boyz cut trees, clear brush

    The 9th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and heavy equipment, more affectionately known as Dirt Boyz, often perform various forms of construction on base. One aspect of their job many people don’t know about is tree maintenance. The unit actually started a large tree maintenance project on Nov. 26 near the Three Bridges area. The project, which is scheduled to last until Jan. 1, 2019, will be a daily undertaking for teams of up to six people.
  • One of our newest members of the Beale family

    Being new can be a challenge, but for Airman 1st Class Bobby Gardner, 9th Civil Engineering Squadron firefighter, joining the Air Force has not let anything hinder his passion of being a firefighter.Coming from Jackson, Mississippi, Gardner has made plans to go to school and make firefighting a career.“I wanted to become a firefighter because I
  • Current Scout Honors Beale’s Past

    BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif -- There will come a day when there aren’t any World War II Veterans still living among us.  When all of these mighty Americans have left us, only memories, history, and memorial sites will remain.Approximately 16 million Americans served in the Armed Forces during World War II.  Currently, 2.4 million youths and one
  • Presidential Visit

    President Donald J. Trump stopped at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Nov. 17, 2018, before heading to Butte County to see the destruction caused by the Camp Fire.President Trump met with Col. Andrew M. Clark, 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander, to talk about current situations before he seen the devastation first hand. “We chatted for a little bit, we
  • 195th ISRG provides intelligence support for Camp and Woolsey Fires

    Air National Guardsmen from the 195th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group have been aerial imagery support to agencies battling fires in the California since Nov. 8, here.
  • 7th RS Airman accomplishes intensive Navy Chief Petty Officer Course

    NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Sicily— Recently, Master Sgt. Justin Royse, 7th Reconnaissance Squadron metals technician, attended a U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Course at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily.The course evaluates performance by challenging team and individual strengths while it fosters values of humility, trust, and loyalty. “The Air
  • 9th CPTS: Closing the fiscal year

    The 9th Reconnaissance Wing receives a yearly budget that is allocated to and used by the groups and squadrons under its command to enable them to successfully execute the mission. However, at the end of each fiscal year it’s the responsibility of a few Airmen to ensure that the wing’s accounts are accurate and ready for the new yearly budget. Two weeks prior to the close of the fiscal year, budget analysis Airmen at the 9th Comptrollers Squadron work to ensure that unit funds are accounted for and executed according to regulations so they can close the books.
  • Squadron Innovation Fund: 9th CONS executes, meets unit demands

    The Air Force announced a new program known as the Squadron Innovation Fund (SIF) designed to fund new ideas. The program was inspired by the success of the 99th Reconnaissance Squadron’s initiative to overcome challenges they experienced while performing their mission independent of leadership oversight.
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