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  • Beale celebrates safe Halloween

    Team Beale celebrated another safe Halloween this year with several events headed by the 9th Force Support Squadron Oct. 31.Three main events celebrating the spooky holiday were the annual parade for children around main base, Trunk or Treat in base housing and the Zombie Run at Candy Cane Park.More than 80 participants carried water balloons to
  • Solar reduces energy waste at marquee

    Beale leadership flipped the switch on new solar panels powering the marquee at the corner of Gavin-Mandery and J Street during a ribbon cutting Oct. 26.The panels, provided by Air Combat Command at no cost to the base, were installed in an effort to reduce energy use and showcase Team Beale's effort to follow the commander's priority of reducing
  • Force Support Squadron wins Air Force award

    The 9th Force Support Squadron celebrated their first ever 2010 Maj. Gen. Eugene L. Eubank Award win once more with the presentation of their trophy at the Community Activities Center Oct. 25.On hand to present the prestigious award to the unit was Lt. Gen. Darrell D. Jones, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services. "I'm here
  • ISR Airman highlighted in Portraits in Courage

    Senior Airman Chanise Epps, photographer for the 9th Intelligence Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, Calif., is one of 18 Airmen featured in the latest series of Portraits in Courage.Epps' story of 'bravery' and 'daring' is the stuff of an action-adventure film, except her weapon was a camera instead of a firearm.When her forward operating base came
  • Beale Day opens doors to key community leaders

    More than 50 civic leaders from surrounding communities, including mayors, business leaders and and Beale Military Liaison Committee members, toured the base during Beale Day Oct. 14.The community relations event, tailored for the civic leaders, introduced key elements of Beale's mission to showcase what Airmen who live in the surrounding
  • Pirate themed Hearts Apart brings spouses of deployed together

    Pirate themed decorations lined the tables and children were encouraged to wear outfits portraying pirate characters for the Hearts Apart Dinner at the Contrails Inn Dinning Facility Oct. 13.The Airmen Family and Readiness Center together with Beale's first sergeants hosted the Hearts Apart Dinner for spouses and families of deployed Airmen. The
  • Air Force Combat Ammunition School celebrates 25 years

    The Department of Defense's only Combat Ammunition School celebrated its 25th Anniversary at the schoolhouse here Sept. 16.During the celebration the AFCOMAC building was dedicated the Marquez Academic Hall in honor of (ret.) Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez, who started the school."This building was chosen to be named in honor of the general because every
  • Beale says goodbye to gate contractors

    The contracting company TWC Inc. that has been manning Beale's gates since January 2005 were replaced temporarily by 9th Security Forces Squadron Defenders as of Sept. 30.It is the Air Force's intent to transition to a civilian patrol force, which will provide constant professional installation access control and law enforcement duties.Master Sgt.
  • 'Lt. Dan' flies high

    Even though he has been a strong military supporter and philanthropist, most remember Gary Sinise by his award-winning role as Lieutenant Dan Taylor, who he played in the 1994 film "Forrest Gump."The Blue Island, Ill., native visited Team Beale June 6-9 to document the capabilities of the U-2 Dragon Lady and meet with Airmen to boost morale. "Where