History was made July 31, 2020 when U.S. Air Force retired Lt. Col. Jonathan Huggins, 1st Reconnaissance Squadron U-2 instructor, became the first civilian instructor in the U-2 program to fly solo.Huggins retired on Sep. 26, 2014 and has served as a U-2 pilot instructor for 15 of the 18 years he’s
Gen. Mike Holmes, the commander of Air Combat Command, recently visited ACC flying wings one last time to connect with Airmen and aircrews.The visit was planned to provide commander’s intent regarding training priorities, share information about recent mishaps with instructors and leaders, and
The U-2 Dragon Lady assigned to the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale Air Force Base, Calif. is currently deployed to RAF Fairford as part of the 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron. The aircraft supplements a variety of missions that enhance regional and global security in support of U.S. and
Col. Heather Fox assumed command of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing and Beale Air Force Base during a change of command ceremony June 11, 2020, at Beale Air Force Base, California.
Change of Command ceremonies will look different this year due to the current climate caused by COVID-19.To adhere with Centers of Disease Control social distancing guidelines, changes to reduce physical attendance during ceremonies were put in place, such as limited seating and the addition of
Northern California is an area prone to wildfires, which poses a hazard to both Recce Town’s members and assets.To combat this threat, the 9th Civil Engineer Squadron’s (CES) Fire Department organized training with wildland fire experts May 29, 2020. During the training, the firefighters were put
Air Combat Command is the primary force provider of combat airpower to war fighting commands, which makes receiving recognition at that level prestigious. Our very own Senior Master Sgt. Adam Barraclough, 9th Security Forces Squadron superintendent, won ACC Senior Non-commissioned Officer (SNCO).