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  • It isn’t broke unless we can’t fix it

    AFREP Airmen work on various equipment from printers, monitors and electronics to U-2 Dragonlady components and so much more. AFREP Airmen save the Air Force money by learning how to repair items instead of sending off items and paying to have it fixed.
  • Legendary SR-71 Blackbird

    Beale was the home to the fastest and highest flying air-breathing manned aircraft in history, the SR-71 Blackbird. The first SR-71 to enter service was delivered to Beale Air Force Base on Jan. 7, 1966. During it’s time in service it provided reconnaissance for the U.S. Air Force and played a key role in gathering intelligence during the Cold War.
  • MHS GENESIS modernizes Beale’s health system in June

    On June 20 the 9th MDG will be going all-digital by transitioning to a new electronic health record called Military Health System GENESIS.
  • "No one knows why I didn't die"

    Resolve is the capability to get knocked down and get back up again. Life, especially a military one, has a tendency to challenge people, making this a crucial trait. An example of incredible resolve is Senior Airman Jennifer Carrier, 319th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Detachment 1 unit deployment manager. The first notable demonstration of her strength came just before she was to join the U.S. Marine Corps.
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Specialists, Keeping Pilots Safe

    Before a plane takes off, pilots need to make sure they are set with the equipment necessary for any situation. 9th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment specialists are responsible for ensuring pilots have the lifesaving tools needed to avoid a potentially devastating scenario.
  • Razor-sharp talons: 9th MOS mechanics keep T-38s running

    Wesley Dietrich, 9th Maintenance Operation Squadron aircraft mechanic, tightens a nut and bolt on a T-38 Talon at Beale Air Force Base, California, Jan. 27, 2020. The maintenance was part of an air speed test, which is a measurement of the aircraft’s speed relative to the air around it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Valentina Viglianco)
  • Biomedical Sciences Corps Appreciation Week, January 27-31 2020

    With roots dating back to the Army Sanitary Corps in 1917, the Biomedical Sciences Corps (BSC) was established within the Air Force Medical Service in 1965 to help provide oversight of the scientific and engineering elements of medical care.
  • Using science to stay ahead of the weather

    In order to keep the mission going, weather flight Airmen assigned to the 9th Operational Support Squadron propel the 9th Reconnaissance Wing’s operations through discipline and attention to detail of the skies.
  • No Margin For Error

    When a plane goes down, an ejection seat keeps pilots from going down with it. Ejecting from an ejection seat is not something a pilot wants to do, but it is something they have to do in case of an emergency where everything else in an aircraft fails. It is their last chance at survival, and their lives rest on the hands of aircrew egress system specialists.
  • 9th MXS AGE Flight, Essential to Providing Superior Reconnaissance

    Delivering superior reconnaissance capability in support of national objectives is one of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing’s main priorities. To accomplish this mission Beale is equipped with reconnaissance aircraft; the U-2 Dragon Lady, the RQ-4 Global Hawk, and aircraft that keep U-2 pilots proficient, like the T-38 Talon. Everyone plays a part in keeping these aircraft in the air, but it all starts on the ground with the 9th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment (AGE) flight.
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