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  • Beale Airman turned NBA pro

    The court was shining and cameras flashing as a crowd of thousands gathered in the Sleep Train Arena to watch the Dallas Mavericks duel the Sacramento Kings April 5. Beale Airmen and 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander, Col. Phil Stewart gathered to witness the contest and meet former 9th Security Forces Squadron, staff sergeant Bernard James, who is
  • Wounded warrior takes aim at recovery

    You can't tell Axel Gaud-Torres is a wounded warrior when he's smoothly polishing his archery skill on the range. He draws, steadies his breathing, and looses arrows with patience and steadfast concentration. Then you see the cane and notice a limp as he sets off to inspect his targets and retrieve his spent arrows -- a subtle reminder of a fateful
  • Cold War drone calls Beale home

    Overshadowed by the SR-71 Blackbird at Heritage Park sits a lesser known piece of military history, the D-21 Drone. The mission of the D-21 was to provide high altitude aerial reconnaissance carrying a single high-resolution camera over a pre-programmed location and eject its hatch containing the film into the ocean, where it could be
  • Air Force selects 2nd ever Enlisted Legislative Fellow

    The United States Air Force has announced Senior Master Sgt. Lavor Kirkpatrick, 12th Reconnaissance Squadron imagery analyst instructor, as its 2nd ever Enlisted Legislative Fellow. There were 21 nominations for this year's Secretary of the Air Force Legislative Liaison fellowship. Col. Phil Stewart, 9th Reconnaissance Wing commander, along with
  • What if

    How many of us can truthfully say they don't have regrets? I'm talking about the times you have asked yourself, what if? What if I had taken those college classes? What if I had worked a little harder toward making rank? What if I had capitalized on an opportunity when it was presented to me? Many times in life do we convince ourselves we're so
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