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  • Protecting Paradise

    On Thursday November 8, 2018, the Camp Fire roared through Butte County and lasted 17 days. Burning through a football field in a second, residents were forced to evacuate at rapid speed, particularly in Paradise, California. Eighty-five people lost their lives within Paradise and more than 18,000 structures were destroyed in the blaze. It’s been more than two years since the smoke cleared, and the town is still recovering. One Recce Town Airman discovered the hardships Paradise was still enduring and decided to take action into his own hands.
  • California housing market impacts Beale Airmen

    BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --  Across the nation, the median-existing home price has risen 23.6% in May 2021 from a year earlier, a record high, according to the National Association of Realtors.Prior to this rise, military members benefitted from their Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), which is an allowance pay for the local cost of housing
  • USAF Officer’s Passion Rooted Life-Long Values

    BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, California -- As the night sky blankets overhead, the lights come on. The loud roaring sound of two sides trying to best each other can be heard from a distance. And for a brief moment, anxiety riddles and rattles through the bodies of each team until the opening kickoff sails down field. After that, it comes down to which
  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry, this resulted in a 25% decrease in their labor pool, resulting in (decreased) personal property movement capacity necessary to support private sector and government demand.”
  • How one tower helps support Beale’s intel community

    Cooperation is innately difficult for humans, whether that be two siblings agreeing on a TV show to watch or a group of people deciding on a creative endeavor. This is no different in the U.S. Air Force—cooperation is key to success but difficult to manage. One of Beale’s tenant units, the 548th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group (ISRG), manages this very well, integrating so much of what they do with other missions here. An example of this was the recent implementation of a new Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) asset.
  • Beale, Local Fire Agencies contain Intanko Fire

    On June 8, 2021, Airmen and families on Beale Air Force Base were struck with a real-world notification, directing residents to evacuate due to an approaching wildfire.
  • Wildfire forces evacuation of on-base housing

    A wildfire impacting the installation began at approximately 2:30 p.m. resulting in a partial evacuation of base housing. At this time, the base fire department is on scene with the assistance of Cal Fire and other local fire departments, and the fire has been contained. There are no structural damages of on-base facilities at this time.
  • Honoring Memorial Day

    Happy Memorial Day! Today, we honor and remember those who sacrificed their lives keeping our nation safe.
  • Beale Fire Department, Wildland Support Module set to conduct prescribed burns

    The Beale Fire Department and on-base Wildland Support Module will be conducting prescribed burns on base between May 27 and June 11. Approximately, 3,255 acres of prescribed burning is scheduled to take place between these dates with the most significant prescriptive burn occurring on June 5. During this burn, 2,175 acres will be targeted and
  • The buzz around base

    The environmental section of the 9th Civil Engineer Squadron here at Beale Air Force Base, California, plays an important role in keeping the environment safe. A prime example of this is Blaze Baker and his bees. Blaze Baker, 9th Civil Engineer Squadron installation management flight chief, took the initiative in saving the bees here on base.