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  • Protégé reunites with mentor, becomes the teacher

    After sleepless nights, hours of rigorous training and aspirations of providing direct support in combat, Senior Airman Daniel Fox's dream of becoming an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician became a reality."Providing safety to those around me is the most rewarding part of the job," Fox said. "Becoming an EOD technician gave me an
  • U-2 brought to forefront with 'Spies' premiere

    The Air Force's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission areas were highlighted with the release of a major motion picture Oct. 16.The Air Force Entertainment Liaison Office teamed with movie producers to tell the story of Capt. Francis Gary Powers, an Air Force U-2 pilot who was shot down in 1960 while flying a reconnaissance mission
  • Homecoming: Beale Airmen return from deployment

    With the sound of a Boeing 777 jet touching down on the flight line; Beale Air Force Base welcomed back Airmen from the 427th and 306th Reconnaissance Squadrons.  They completed the final deployment of the MC-12W Liberty Aircraft from Beale. Their deployment was to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.Upon arrival at Beale the
  • Air Force pilot takes local veterans flying in vintage P-13 Stearman aircraft

    For the past three and a half years the Aerospace Museum of California and its volunteers have displayed and maintained a very unique P-13 Stearman. The plane is owned by Lt. Col. Andrew McVicker, 9th Operations Group deputy commander."The P-13 Stearman is open cockpit so typically flying it in the winter isn't much fun," said McVicker. "Initially
  • U-2 "Dragon Lady" participates in air show

    A U-2 "Dragon Lady" with aid from 9th Reconnaissance Wing Airmen conducted flyovers over an air show at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, and over the Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sep. 19, 2015. Also in attendance for the air show was the Air Force's aerial demonstration team, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.View the
  • U-2 Dragon Lady takes center stage during Air Force celebrations

    For 60 years the U-2 "Dragon Lady" has been providing high-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance for national decision-makers enabling them to make educated decisions regarding the security and safety of the United States. Throughout 2015, the U.S. Air Force has been celebrating the aircrafts 60th anniversary.On Sep. 19, 2015, the
  • Ceremony recognizes POWs, MIAs

    On the Air Force's 68th anniversary, more than 100 Airmen attended a National POW/MIA Recognition Day event to hear a Soldier's story of sacrifice and endurance."I was beat, starved and humiliated," said Army Sgt. 1st Class Obie Wickersham, 90, sporting a full head of white hair and wearing a maroon and gold veteran's vest during a breakfast
  • Beale conducts "fini" flight for MC-12W Liberty

    Beale Airmen conducted a "fini" flight in the MC-12W Liberty at Beale Air Force Base, California, Sept. 16, 2015.A 'fini' flight is an aviation tradition that can be traced back to the Vietnam War era.  It honors aircrew members or an aircraft model in a final flight at a particular location.Airmen from the 427th Reconnaissance Squadron, 306th
  • Outdoor Adventure Center promotes Comprehensive Airmen Fitness through recreational activities

    Beale Air Force Base is surrounded by fields that stretch as far as the eye can see.  Although the surrounding area appears empty, it is flourishing with activities for every season, from kayaking at Lake Engelbright, hiking the hills of Napa Valley, or snowboarding at Lake Tahoe. The Outdoors Adventure Center provides equipment, trips and
  • AF Plant 42 keeps the U-2 Dragon Lady flying at 60

    In 1955, Disneyland opened its doors for the first time, Elvis made his first TV appearance, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and the Vietnam War began with fighting between the South and North Vietnam Armies. General Motors became the first American corporation to make a billion-dollars profit in