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  • Construction update: Progress being made on Beale's CE structure, DCGS

    Beale's newest facilities, the 9th Civil Engineer Squadron's Administration and Operations Facility and the 548th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group's Distribution Common Ground System, are progressing in their construction since the ground breaking in April 2015."Currently, both projects are being constructed with help from about
  • SR-71 Blackbird: Gone but not forgotten...

    Twenty-six years ago today, Beale said goodbye to the fastest air-breathing jet in the world, the SR-71 Blackbird.The Blackbird was an advanced, long-range, supersonic strategic reconnaissance aircraft that called Beale Air Force Base home from January 1966 to January 1990.But for Master Sgt. Floyd Jones (ret.) and a local group of former Blackbird
  • Symbolism and the 9th Reconnaissance Wing

    The average American encounters 362 advertisements per day, according to a 2014 Media Dynamics study. Symbols and logos are an integral part of our modern experience from traffic signs to store signage and in the case of Beale Air Force Base, the 9th Reconnaissance Wing Crest. The distinctive emblem looms large around Beale and is a prominent
  • Boil Water Advisory

    There is currently a Boil Water Advisory in effect for all Beale Air Force Base consumers as of 6 p.m., January 17, 2016.  Water should be boiled for at least 5 minutes before drinking, making ice cubes, washing foods, brushing teeth or in any other activity involving the consumption of water.During a weekly routine test, water samples tested
  • 9th Reconnaissance Wing undergoes Unit Effectiveness Inspection Capstone

    Beale's 9th Reconnaissance Wing is currently undergoing a Unit Effectiveness Inspection Capstone, which is being conducted by Air Combat Command's Inspector General team to rate how effective the wing is performing and accomplishing the mission. The inspection began Jan. 11, 2016, and is slated to be completed by Jan. 15"The Unit Effectiveness
  • Every Airman is mission essential: Aircrew Flight Equipment

    As the day begins for training sorties to take off, Airmen are already preparing for the mission. Like clockwork, Airmen are checking and re-checking equipment and supplying pilots with the necessities to fly.Every Airman plays an essential role in mission success, including those who are behind the scenes. Airmen assigned to the 9th Operational
  • AF introduces enlisted Global Hawk pilots

    Air Force officials announced a new initiative Dec. 17 to enhance the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission by integrating enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots into the force.Air Force officials stated a dynamic threat environment calls for innovative approaches to high-demand missions. After careful consideration and with an
  • Beale hosts its 2015 Children's Holiday Party

    Team Beale hosted its annual Children's Holiday Party, which more than 1,000 members attended Dec. 12, 2015, at Beale Air Force Base, California.The holiday party began with the arrival of Santa Clause on a U-2 Dragon Lady and his elves on Beale Fire's engines.Thousands of presents were donated by multiple suppliers and were handed out to the
  • 9th CES prepares for the winter season

    California is expected to have wetter-than-average conditions this winter due to El Niño.  The 9th Civil Engineer Squadron has taken the steps to prevent flooding on Beale Air Force Base from the upcoming winter season.According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, El Niño is characterized by unusually warm ocean temperatures in